Bringing down the price of sex

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: contraception, men
Talk has broken out again about a male contraceptive pill. This has happened periodically over the 50 years that women have been swallowing the pill that men invented for them.

Planned Parenthood’s political power

Sheila Liaugminas | 22 July 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: breast cancer, Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, contraception, healthcare law, Planned Parenthood funding, Susan G. Komen Foundation, U.S. Bishops
There’s a lot in the news about contraception and health care and Planned Parenthood right now. And a lot more that should be.

Contraception is not preventive care

Denise J. Hunnell | 20 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: choice, contraception, sexual behaviour
Sexual activity is elective. Preventing the normal consequence of sexual activity, pregnancy, is elective. The use of artificial contraception to prevent pregnancy is a personal lifestyle choice, not a medically recommended therapy.

Federal abortion funding to be cut in the US?

Shannon Buckley | 08 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abortion, contraception, Feminism, United States
Over the last 100 years, contraception has been looked to more and more as a way for the world to ‘control’ its population.

Who in Congress wants you to pay for abortion?

Sheila Liaugminas | 15 February 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: contraception, Nancy Pelosi, taxpayer funded abortion
This headline caught my attention: “Pelosi rips ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.‘”

Bad karma in Bangkok

Michael Cook | 12 January 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Buddhism, contraception, Thailand
Aborted foetuses piled up in a temple mortuary raise questions about Thailand's embrace of family planning.

An ecological blind spot

Cristina Alarcon | 16 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: contraception, environmentalism, reproductive health
Contraceptives are polluting women's bodies and the environment, but who cares?

Pill improves memory - if only you could remember to take it

Carolyn Moynihan | 20 August 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: brain, contraception, women
The contraceptive pill could make women better gossips but no better at reading maps, if research carried out in Austria is anything to go by.

Of mice and men

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 June 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: contraception, men
Why has there never been a male contraceptive pill? Probably because, knowing that women have stronger reasons to carry this burden, nobody was trying very hard. But now, 50 years after women started risking their health and happiness by swallowing synthetic hormones on a regular basis, Israeli scientists have announced that a male pill is in sight.

Teen pregnancy: It’s the attitude, stupid

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 June 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: contraception, teen pregnancy
The “comprehensive” sex education crowd in the United States are fond of saying that abstinence-only education has been responsible for the stalling of a downward trend in teenage pregnancies and childbearing that started about 1995. A new government report, however, suggests another reason.

Prisoners of the pill

Carolyn Moynihan | 14 May 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: contraception, happiness, marriage
Women are losers in the modern sexual relationships market. What will it take for them to break out of this dilemma?

The Pill’s deadly affair with HIV/AIDS

Carolyn Moynihan | 22 April 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Africa, AIDS, contraception
Why does HIV/AIDS strike more women than men globally? Why is sub-Saharan Africa the home of the world’s largest heterosexual HIV/Aids epidemic? Why does Thailand have an HIV infection rate of over one-in-100 adults, while Japan’s rate is 0.01 per cent and the Philippines’ 0.02 per cent? One answer to these questions can be found in an article published this week by the Population Research Institute deeply implicating hormonal contraception in the AIDS epidemic.

50 years of the Pill

Jose A. Bufill | 15 January 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: contraception, pill
On May 9, 1960, the FDA took the momentous step of approving the contraceptive pill for birth control.

Medicine that makes you sick

Robert F. Conkling | 15 January 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: cancer, contraception, pollution, sti's
When will the medical establishment acknowledge the health risks associated with chemical contraceptives?

Girls, unprotected

Melinda Tankard Reist | 08 May 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: Aboriginal Australia, Australia, contraception
The insertion of long-acting contraceptives into the bodies of young girls does not protect them from sexual abuse. It sets them up for greater exploitation.

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