Contraception

The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The Truth About Male Birth Control

Where the hell is it?
VICE Staff
3.27.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

How the Trump Administration Could Create More 'Contraception Deserts'

The administration is proposing changes to Title X that could leave low-income women without access to basic birth control.
VICE Staff
10.5.18
VICE Guide to Life

How to Get Birth Control Without Telling Your Parents

If you're having sex, you should be using contraception. Here's how to get it, even if your guardians won't help you.
Kimberly Lawson
9.20.18
Contraception

How Does the Annovera Contraceptive Ring Actually Work?

The manufacturers of the new, long-lasting contraceptive ring Annovera argue that the device, which is self-insertable and can be worn internally for up to a year, will revolutionize birth control for low-income women.
Sirin Kale
8.15.18
END FORCED MOTHERHOOD

How the Catholic Church—and the GOP—Came to See Birth Control as Evil

In the 60s, the Catholic Church came close to reversing its position on contraception as sinful. It didn't, obviously, and women today are still suffering under policy influenced by religious dogma.
Jex Blackmore
5.24.18
Broadly

A Safe, Effective Birth Control Pill for Men May Soon Be on the Way

A month-long study of a new version of "the pill" made for men shows promising results.
Linda Yang
3.19.18
Sex

Will Americans Ever Actually Use the Female Condom?

Many Americans think the internal condom is totally gross. But sexual health advocates are convinced that new FDA regulations could help them go mainstream.
Christine Ro
1.30.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The Contraception Controversy in 'Black Mirror'

On 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast,' we get our facts straight about Plan B and the abortion pill.
VICE Staff
1.4.18
Sex

All the Crazy Ways People Avoided Pregnancy Before Modern Birth Control

Think weasel testicle necklaces and pregnant wolf piss.
Mark Hay
11.16.17
birth control

After 'Egregious Attack' on Birth Control, Five Women Sue Trump Administration

“The new rules, because they basically allow employers to take away that coverage, are going to put women back in the same position of having to decide whether they need to forego birth control because they just can’t afford it.”
Kimberly Lawson
11.1.17
Asking for a friend

You’re Screwed If You Wait Too Long to Take Plan B

Well, 75 percent screwed.
Patia Braithwaite
8.25.17
fertility

Women Shoulder the Invisible Burden of Preventing Pregnancy Alone

We talked to the researcher behind a study that examines how clinicians in the US reinforce the widely accepted notion that the physical, mental, and emotional labor around contraception is "women's work."
Kimberly Lawson
8.10.17
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