birth control

healthcare guides

How to Use Your Insurance to Get Free Birth Control

And what to do if you don't have insurance but still don't want babies.
Jessica Migala
11.1.18
healthcare

Trump’s Latest Hire Could Dictate Where Women Get Their Healthcare

Mary Mayhew could block women from using their Medicaid insurance at reproductive health clinics for birth control and STD testing if the clinic also provides abortion.
Susan Rinkunas
10.22.18
birth control

‘Contraception Deserts’ Will Probably Get Worse If Trump's Birth Control Changes Go Through

Women already have a hard time getting birth control but people are bracing for things to get worse if changes to the country's family planning program are successful.
Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News
10.1.18
VICE Guide to Life

Do You Really Need to Take the Pill at the Same Time Every Day?

That depends on which type of birth control you're taking: there are two types of birth control pills and they work a little differently.
Jessica Migala
9.25.18
birth control

Supreme Court Nominee Just Referred to Birth Control as an "Abortion-Inducing Drug”

Brett Kavanaugh's choice of words hints at some extreme anti-choice beliefs.
Susan Rinkunas
9.6.18
medical devices

A New Netflix Doc Exposes Huge Problems With the Way Certain Medical Treatments Are Approved

'The Bleeding Edge' shows how the FDA doesn’t hold medical devices to the same standards of safety and effectiveness as it does prescription drugs, even though some devices will presumably remain in the body for the rest of people's lives.
Sam Fragoso
8.3.18
reproductive rights

This Catholic Church Policy Has Been Harming Women for 50 Years

How the unpopular Catholic ban on birth control, "Humanae Vitae," made its way into the public sphere, and how it's getting even more help under the Trump administration.
Susan Rinkunas
7.26.18
rights

The Department of Reproductive Control Is the Health Agency of Our Dystopian Future

"We're making your reproductive choices so you don’t have to."
Susan Rinkunas
7.18.18
reproductive rights

Exclusive: Trump’s Head of Family Planning Compared Abortion to Slavery and the Holocaust

Diane Foley, who runs the federal family planning program known as Title X, was also critical of adoption as an option for women with unintended pregnancies, according to a Senate memo shared exclusively with Tonic.
Susan Rinkunas
7.5.18
birth control

How to Get the Morning-After Pill for Free

You might want some at home in case effective birth control gets harder to access.
Susan Rinkunas
6.29.18
reproductive rights

It’s Not Just Abortion, Birth Control Coverage Is Also in Jeopardy

With the retirement of Justice Kennedy, a more conservative Supreme Court could limit access to contraception.
Susan Rinkunas
6.29.18
the anti-science presidency

Trump’s New Head of Family Planning Is an Anti-Choice Extremist

As the former president and CEO of Life Network, Diane Foley used to run crisis pregnancy centers, which exist to convince women not to have abortions. Foley now has final say on which groups will be awarded Title X family planning grants.
Susan Rinkunas
6.5.18