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When He Throws Your Birth Control Pills in the Garbage

Pressuring someone not to use birth control is called reproductive coercion and it's a form of intimate partner violence.
Kimberly Lawson
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Where the Hell Is Birth Control for Men?

For years, headlines have promised birth control for cis men is just around the corner. The truth is more complicated.
Marie Solis
Leila Ettachfini
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Your DNA Could Affect How Well Your Birth Control Works

New research suggests that people with an uncommon genetic variant make an enzyme that breaks down the hormones in birth control too quickly—which could put them at risk of unintended pregnancy.
Jessica Migala
Fighting Words

Why We Should Stop Using the Phrase 'Women's Health'

It ignores all the other people—with or without a uterus—who have reproductive health needs.
Meera Shah, MD
This Week in Science

Does How You Look Determine Your Personality?

This week in science: the difference between men and women's brains as they get older, how your appearance influences your personality, and how birth control could affect the way women read facial expressions.
Shayla Love

This Tiny Patch Could Give You a Month's Birth Control in Seconds

Georgia Institute of Technology scientists have invented a microneedle patch that only needs to be briefly pressed against the skin to deliver a contraceptive drug.
Zing Tsjeng
This Week in Science

Birth Control Might Change Who Women Feel Attracted To

Women may be drawn to certain men because of the way they smell, and hormonal birth control could interfere.
Shayla Love

How to Share the Burden of Birth Control With Your Partner

If it takes two to get pregnant, shouldn't it take two to prevent it?
Leila Ettachfini

'Comics About Companionship and Self-Care,' Today's Comic by Tara Booth

Tara Booth beautifully illustrates all the perks and lonely bits of being alone on a Saturday night.
Tara Booth

From Coca-Cola Douching to Crocodile Dung, Illustrating History’s Shocking Contraception Methods

8 colorful illustrations by Sarah Alinia Ziazi illustrate our cultural misconceptions.
Cailey Rizzo

Dad Sues Woman For Lying About Birth Control, Canadian Court Says ‘Nah’

The father’s case was shot down due to the fact that he had consented to having unprotected sex.
Jake Kivanc
The VICE Guide to Right Now

We’re One Step Closer to the Male Contraceptive Pill

Researchers have developed a new compound that removes a sperm's ability to swim.
Katherine Gillespie