Articles on Contraception

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A woman shows her support for Planned Parenthood at the Women’s March in New York City on Jan. 21.

How Planned Parenthood has helped millions of women, including me

The defunding of Planned Parenthood is a goal of many in the new administration. Here's a look at the facts about the group, including the number of people it serves and the services it provides.
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Where Latino teens learn about sex does matter

Understanding where teens learn about sex and how that influences them can help us find ways to encourage healthy sexual behaviors, such as using condoms and birth control.
The court can make a big difference in workers’ lives. Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Why the Supreme Court matters for workers

A Trump victory on Nov. 8 would preserve a conservative majority on the court. A look back at its recent decisions shows why that would be very bad for workers' rights.
Hillary Clinton with Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Scott Morgan/Reuters

Where do the 2016 candidates stand on contraception?

Democratic candidates support access to contraception, while candidates from the Republican Party favor policies that could severely restrict access to contraception.
Fumigating mosquitos in Venezuela: the Zika virus has wide-ranging implications for largely Catholic nations in Latin America and elsewhere. Miguel Guitirrez/AAP

Love in the time of Zika

Love, sex and babies are the foundation of human existence. Without them the human race ceases to exist. Zika has suddenly disrupted this normal course of events.
Blister-packs of the contraceptive drug Diane-35. In Kenya, millions of women do not have access to contraception methods. Reuters/Regis Duvignau

Kenya needs a new plan to make contraceptives accessible again

Contraception gives women the choice of how many children to have and when to have them. This empowers them - but millions of women in Kenya do not have this choice.
Long-acting reversible contraception such as intrauterine devices don’t require women who use them to do anything else to prevent pregnancy. Sarah Mirk/Flickr

Few Australian women use long-acting contraceptives, despite their advantages

Few Australian women use long-acting reversible contraception, despite its advantages over other methods. These contraceptives offer women long-term, cost-effective, "fit-and-forget" contraception.

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