birth control

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
yikes

Birth Control Pills Recalled Due to Possible Risk of Unintended Pregnancy

A doctor noticed that the pills in a sample pack were in the wrong order.
Susan Rinkunas
5.30.18
Fighting Words

Trump’s Plan to 'Defund' Planned Parenthood Could Put Women’s Lives at Risk

The proposed change to the Title X family planning program is known as the "Protect Life Rule," which is deeply ironic as the policy shows little regard for the health and lives of the patients who rely on it.
Susan Rinkunas
5.18.18
title x

Three Groups Are Suing Trump for Dramatically Changing a Family Planning Program

The lawsuits allege that Trump changed the intent of the Title X family planning program from offering effective contraception to prioritizing abstinence and natural family planning, and did so outside of the proper channels.
Susan Rinkunas
5.2.18
What's Freaking Me Out

When the Rare Birth Control Pill Side Effect Happens to You

Stomach pain and asthma are occasionally linked to hormonal contraception.
Natasha Preskey
4.27.18
Meducation

Antibiotics Don’t Make Birth Control Less Effective

Your doctor may have told you to use condoms when he handed you an antibiotic prescription, but he's almost certainly wrong.
Jessica Migala
3.29.18
Phys Ed

I'm a Perfectly Healthy Runner—So Why Do I Keep Getting Injured?

The minute I had to forfeit my marathon bib, I knew I had to get to the bottom of this.
Alexandra Spiroff
3.27.18
birth control

Texas Is Asking for a Pretty Big Change to Medicaid’s Birth Control Program

Medicaid family planning programs reduce unplanned births, but some states are caught in disputes over abortion. The Trump administration is weighing whether to give Texas millions of dollars for its program even though it bars abortion providers.
Phil Galewitz and Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
3.20.18
the anti-science presidency

An Abstinence-Only Advocate Has the Final Say on Who Gets Family Planning Grants

A single person controls the nation's Title X family planning budget for the first time since the 80s​.
Susan Rinkunas
3.7.18
rights

Trump's New Health Office Is Protecting Doctors' Right to Deny Care

The Office for Civil Rights is setting the stage for an unprecedented expansion in providers' ability to deny procedures like abortion, sterilization, and physician-assisted death.
Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News
3.6.18
the anti-science presidency

Trump’s Family Planning Program Will Prioritize Less Effective Kinds of Birth Control

Dramatic changes in the guidelines for Title X family planning grants could affect the types of birth control women have access to.
Susan Rinkunas
2.28.18
Meducation

Pharmacists in California Can Prescribe Birth Control, But Few Do

Researchers went undercover and were surprised at how few pharmacies were willing to do it.
Abigail Fagan
2.5.18