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European Protestors Fight for Women’s Reproductive Freedom

Here in America, one presidential candidate’s inflammatory comments regarding abortion legislation have given women’s rights activists cause for serious concern. In a number of European countries, meanwhile, another heated battle is being waged in the war for reproductive freedom. In Poland, some citizens and legislators are attempting to strengthen already strict anti-abortion laws. Earlier this… Read more »

FDA Updates Abortion Pill Guidelines

Originally developed in the 1980s, the drug mifepristone is now one of the most commonly-used methods for physicians to induce abortion. According to the Guttmacher Institute, medication-induced abortions accounted for roughly a quarter of all the abortions performed in the United States in 2011. Mifepristone works by blocking progesterone receptors, causing a miscarriage. It’s typically… Read more »

A Birth Control Pill for Men May Soon be a Reality

In recent years, researchers have developed a variety of new contraceptive options for women. From intrauterine devices to hormone injections, there are more ways for women to take birth control than ever. The search for male contraceptives, on the other hand, has been far more elusive. Most male birth control options have been experimental, or… Read more »

SCOTUS Blocks Restrictive Abortion Law in Louisiana

In 2014, Louisian Lawmakers enacted a clinic regulation law which required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. This law effectively masqueraded as a healthcare measure while profoundly restricting women’s access to essential health services. It was designed to hold abortion clinics to the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers in… Read more »

In Texas, Defunding Planned Parenthood Harms Women’s Health

In January of 2013, Texas eliminated Planned Parenthood clinics from their Medicaid program. In an effort justify the move, state legislators cited an undercover video recording that purportedly showed Planned Parenthood employees discussing the sale of fetal tissue. The video has since been discredited as a heavily-edited hoax designed to villainize Planned Parenthood. In 2011,… Read more »

Long-Term Options for Birth Control

Choosing the right birth control for you is an important decision. With the wide range of options for women today, it is best to schedule an appointment with a certified OB/GYN to answer all of your questions. Before attending your appointment, though, take some time to explore the different long-term birth control options available to… Read more »

Supreme Court Rejects Two Restrictive Abortion Laws

More than 40 years after their landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, the United States Supreme Court is continuing to defend the reproductive rights of women from repressive pieces of state legislation. This month, two of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country were thrown out by the Supreme Court after being deemed unconstitutional…. Read more »

What to Expect When You Stop Taking the Pill

If you’ve been taking an oral contraceptive for many years, the idea of stopping your birth control regimen might seem like a daunting prospect. After all, you don’t have to look far on the internet to find unpleasant anecdotes about women going off the pill and suffering from debilitating cramps or sudden acne outbreaks. While… Read more »