birth control

Health

When He Throws Your Birth Control Pills in the Bin

Pressuring someone not to use birth control is called reproductive coercion and it's a form of intimate partner violence.
Kimberly Lawson
8.12.19
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
1.16.19
Broadly

This Plant-Based Birth Control Could Work for Men—and Replace Plan B

Scientists say they've discovered a way to prevent sperm from burrowing into eggs, and it's totally non-hormonal.
Gabby Bess
5.16.17
Stuff

The Rush to Get an IUD in America Is Very Real

Since election day, women's health clinics have been squeezed to keep up with the demand for long-acting reversible contraception devices, like IUDs.
Garnet Henderson
11.18.16
News

The Canadian Politician Who Killed the Tampon Tax Wants to Make Birth Control Free

Member of Parliament Irene Mathyssen is setting her sights on the high cost of birth control after removing the federal tax on tampons last year.
Hilary Beaumont
10.27.16
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
10.24.16
Stuff

Just to Be Clear, Saying You’re On the Pill Does Not Mean Consent

What we can learn from the rape case against New Zealand cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn who took "I'm on the pill" for "let's fuck."
Laura Borrowdale
9.6.16
Stuff

Your Facebook Baby Posts Make Me Want Kids Less

The highlight of your day is witnessing a tiny human burp for the first time. I'll pass.
Manisha Krishnan
3.13.16
Stuff

Want an HD Home Video of Your Sperm? The Future Is Coming

Checking out your little swimmers might not solve your infertility problems, but it's a good start.
Mark Hay
9.21.15
Stuff

Talking to a Veterinarian Putting Victoria’s Koalas on Birth Control

"Too many koalas" sounds like an adorable problem to have, but in fact a population explosion has resulted in many dying of starvation.
Wendy Syfret
5.28.15
News

The Drop in Teen Pregnancy is a Mystery

Teen pregnancy rates have hit a record low in the US, according to new research. Access to birth control and better sex education have clearly contributed to the trend—but that's not the whole story.
Grace Wyler
5.12.14
Stuff

Not Too Long Ago, Frogs Were Used As Pregnancy Tests

And other fascinating facts I learned during my visit to Vienna's Abortion Museum.
Josef Zorn
2.27.14
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