Can I Skip My Period Safely?

Doctors break down why getting your period is actually optional.


Muslim Leaders in Senegal are Improving Women’s Access to Contraceptives

This religious community is committed to ensuring gender equality for Senegalese women.


If India Is Making Progress in Reproductive Rights, Why Can’t the US?

The international battles for sex education, contraception, and abortion.


Teachers Have to Hide the Truth About Sex and It's Screwing Us Over

The Dutch model works way better.


Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for Male Birth Control

At least if the history of women's contraception is any indicator.


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

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


Rhesus Monkeys Took Male Birth Control And They’re Just Fine

It's another step towards creating a male contraceptive for humans.


90s Sitcoms Were Strangely Obsessed With This Unpopular Form of Birth Control

From Felicity, to Friends, to Sex and the City, late 90s TV was obsessed with the diaphragm.


In Anti-Abortion Southern States, Zika Is a Perfect Nightmare

According to a new report, the states most vulnerable to Zika also have the least access to reproductive health care. Still, Republicans in Congress are trying to defund reproductive health care centers in the bill proposed to fight the virus.


Are You Ready to Insert Your Own IUD?

An over-the-counter option would bring a whole new class of contraceptives to the uninsured.


All the Attempts We've Made at Male Birth Control

Here are a few highlights in the hunt for a male contraceptive revolution.


Nuns Are Battling Birth Control Provision at the US Supreme Court

In a case described as Hobby Lobby 2.0, a Catholic order of nuns known as Little Sisters of the Poor is arguing that Obamacare infringes on their right to religious liberty.