birth control


As STI Rates Soar, Trump Is Funding Clinics That Don't Believe in Condoms

Religiously affiliated groups are now receiving millions in federal funds—but doing little to prevent STIs.


Birth Control Pills Might Be Making Teens Depressed

The pill is an amazing feat of medicine, but it's shocking that science doesn’t really know how hormones affect developing brains.


Most Postal Trucks Don't Have Air Conditioning. That's Bad News for Birth Control

Being exposed to high temperatures can make birth control pills less effective.


Cardi B’s Period-Stopping Cocktail Wouldn’t Be Worth the Stomach Ache

The rapper shared the questionable concoction she drank in order to put it on Offset for the first time.


The Sheer Horror of the Trump IUD

"An internal foreign object/person is in control of the body. How does it feel?"


Condoms Have Gotten So Damned Expensive in Argentina that People Aren't Using Protection

Tens of thousands may be having unsafe sex because the price of condoms and the pill have spiked in the recession-plagued country.


Trump's War on Abortion Is Closing Clinics That Don't Even Offer Abortions

A new family planning policy is already affecting access to birth control and STI testing.


CVS Could Make it Even Harder for People to Get Birth Control

Recent changes made by CVS Caremark could result in people having fewer options for birth control delivery.


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.


Clinics Might Have to Destroy Usable Birth Control Thanks to Trump

It's just one consequence of recent changes to the country's federal family planning program.


Trump's New Abortion Rules Could Hit Rural Communities Hardest. Just Look at Maine.

Maine's family planning clinics decided to stop taking Title X funding because of new Trump rules on abortion referrals.


The Trump Administration Is Endangering Teens’ Access to Birth Control and STI Tests

Clinics must document their efforts to “encourage” minors to tell their families about family planning. Advocates say less teens will seek care.