Actress and U.N. Population Fund Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd visited a refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan in 2016.
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Contraception saves lives, and U.S. spending on it abroad had an unintended upside when it formed the backbone of early HIV prevention efforts.
A woman shows her support for Planned Parenthood at the Women’s March in New York City on Jan. 21.
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.
New technology claims to offer an effective alternative to hormonal contraception.
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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.
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.
Medical experts are rarely quoted in TV news stories about contraception.
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TV news stories often frame contraception as a political or social issue, rather than a medical issue, depriving the public of vital health information.
The vasectomy is currently the only reliable contraceptive available to men. But a new option could give men more family planning power.
Birth control has become a flash point at the Supreme Court.
Providing women with a range of reproductive health options – from abortions to IUDs – is not only essential for their financial security but good for the economy as well.
Hillary Clinton with Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
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.
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.
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.
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One of the key times women need reliable contraception is soon after they give birth. But they often have a hard time getting long-acting reversible methods, like IUDs and contraceptive implants.
Long-acting reversible contraception such as intrauterine devices don’t require women who use them to do anything else to prevent pregnancy.
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.
Tackling men's reluctant condom use comes down to the basics of how they view sex.
‘I did it, darling!’
Fertility, as with contraception, is seen as a woman's issue, but the science shows this needs to change.
LCD screens are everywhere - even in art galleries.
What do pencillin, polythene and Mexican yam have in common?
For contraception, choice and access are critical.
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In May, the White House clarified the guidelines for contraceptive coverage, ending cost containment practices that made it hard for some women to access the method of their choice.
Carl Djerassi, who died recently aged 91, has been honoured globally for his work. In his remarkable career he also did pioneering work with antihistamines and topical corticosteroids for inflammation…
Curbing teen pregnancy rates will take more than just access to contraception.
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Teen pregnancy is a public health problem in the United States. According to 2010 estimates, girls aged 15-19 years accounted for 614,000 pregnancies in the US. An additional 11,000 pregnancies were recorded…
Very little has been published on VivaGel in peer-reviewed literature.
Australian biotech company Starpharma has announced the imminent launch of a condom coated with an antimicrobial chemical known as VivaGel. While it might be marketed as a great leap forward for preventing…