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Nun's Challenge To Obamacare Holds No Water, Says Government

By | Fri, 01/03/2014 - 19:56

Sotomayor must decide whether a religious non-profit will be allowed to exercise its religious rights on its terms or make it abide by exceptions to the contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Supreme Court To Review Obamacare’s Birth Control Mandate

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 17:12

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review whether the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate violates employers' freedom of religion.

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Morning-After Pill Doesn’t Prevent Pregnancies For Women Over 176 Lbs.

By | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 14:20

The morning-after pill is ineffective in preventing pregnancies among women who weigh more than 176 lbs., with diminished effectiveness beginning at 165 lbs.

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Appellate Court Rules Obamacare's Contraception Mandate Encroaches On Religious Liberty

By | Mon, 11/04/2013 - 19:35

An appellate court has suspended Obamacare's contraception mandate for two business owners who claim that the provision goes against their Catholic faith.

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The IUD Makes A Contraceptive Comeback: Is An Intrauterine Device Right For You?

By | Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:31

With the negative legacy of the Dalkon Shield slowly fading from public memory, more women are turning to IUDs, one of the most effective forms of contraception.

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Once Monthly, After-Sex Birth Control Pill Can Be Developed, Researchers Say

By | Tue, 09/24/2013 - 18:15

Any woman who has tried birth-control pills knows about the inevitable hormonal changes. A once monthly, after-sex pill can change that, but pro-life activists will surely challenge it.

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Pope Francis: The New Face Of Reproductive Rights?

By | Fri, 09/20/2013 - 13:24

In a recent interview, Pope Francis said that the Catholic Church should not focus so obsessively on abortion and contraception.

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Obamacare Birth Control Mandate Still Holds, Religious Employers Offered A Compromise

By | Sat, 06/29/2013 - 14:26

In an effort to preserve religious freedom and access to women's healthcare, the Obama administration put forth a final rule ensuring that employees of religiously affiliated organizations have access to contraception with no additional cost-sharing, at no expense to the employers.

US Teen Birth Rates at Lowest Level Since 1976

US Teen Birth Rates at Lowest Level Since 1976

By | Thu, 05/23/2013 - 18:59

Teen birth rates have been cut in half over the past 20 years, a government report says.

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Women In Poorest Countries Still Need More Modern Contraception

By | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:48

Women and their partners want effective contraception to prevent unintended pregnancies in developing countries, but many lack access to modern methods.

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Counterfeit Condom Ring In China: Police Seize Millions Of Fake Contraceptives

By | Wed, 05/15/2013 - 15:41

Police in China seized millions of counterfeit condoms, which, if found faulty, pose the possibility of serious health risks.

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Judge Calls FDA Appeal ‘Frivolous’ For Attempting To Delay Emergency Contraception Ruling

By | Fri, 05/10/2013 - 15:05

US district judge Edward Korman denies FDA's appeal to delay over-the-counter access to 'morning-after' pill to girls of any age.

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What You Should Know: The New Debate About Emergency Contraception

By | Thu, 05/02/2013 - 13:35

The Justice Department contests judge's order to make emergency contraception available over the counter to women of all ages.

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French Lawmakers Pass Bill to Cover 100 Percent of Cost of Abortions

By | Mon, 10/29/2012 - 13:10

Lawmakers in France passed a bill that would require the government to reimburse women in full for abortions.