Browsing All Posts filed under »Contraceptives«

What’s the deal with the female condom?

May 14, 2012


Advocates trying to share the word about safe-sex method that’s not so well-known By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye3:22 p.m. CDT, May 13, 2012 The excuses for not wearing a condom often sound like this: “I hate them.” “They’re too tight.” “I don’t have one.” In the face of such complaints, public health officials are pushing a […]

Melinda Gates Investing Billions In Contraception (Video)

May 10, 2012


by Judy MollandMay 9, 2012 Just in time for Mothers’ Day, we are learning that Melinda Gates has decided to make birth control her signature issue. “My goal is to get this back on the global agenda,” she tells Newsweek. And she plans to use the Gates Foundation, worth almost $34 billion, to put her […]

The fight for women’s bodies and the race to the White House

March 20, 2012


Posted on 19 March 2012.Auveen WoodWVoN co-editor Although taxation was predicted as the issue that would dominate the 2012 US presidential election, abortion, birth control and gay marriage have so far been at the forefront of the Republican primaries. This year a record number of states, including Oklahoma, Virginia and Pennsylvania have enacted legislation restricting […]

Saritha Prabhu: Contraception issue really about control of women

March 4, 2012


Mar. 4, 2012 When religious men seek control over women, they try to do it by invoking God’s name and authority. OK, that’s a sweeping statement, so let me explain. I’m referring to the recent tempest over contraception and Catholic-run institutions. At the lowest level, the issue was about contraception and “morning-after” pills. But at […]

Women’s Health Care at Risk

February 29, 2012


Published: February 28, 2012 A wave of mergers between Roman Catholic and secular hospitals is threatening to deprive women in many areas of the country of ready access to important reproductive services. Catholic hospitals that merge or form partnerships with secular hospitals often try to impose religious restrictions against abortions, contraception and sterilization on the […]

Abortion rights: what’s wrong with these pictures?

February 17, 2012


Tell us whether you feel these panels making choices on women’s reproductive rights are missing a crucial something Jessica, Friday 17 February 2012 I want you to look at the following photographs and think about what they represent for a minute or two. Take your time – can you think of anything missing from […]

Contraception: Busting the myths

August 16, 2011


We have more birth control options than ever but we’ve never been so confused By Jane FeinmannTuesday, 16 August 2011 Rex FeaturesThe Pill has a failure rate is 8 per cent – with one in 12 women forgetting to take up to four pills every month The Pill is widely held to be one of […]