Iran debates birth control restrictions

Xavier Symons | 28 March 2015 | Comments
tags: abortion, birth control, contraception, government regulation, Iran
Iran's parliament is considering imposing major restrictions on the availability of birth control.

No contraception, no govt handouts, says Aussie politician

Michael Cook | 10 January 2015 | Comments
tags: Australia, contraception, population control
Make women responsible, says Gary Johns.

Questions over wireless-controlled contraceptives

Michael Cook | 12 July 2014 | Comments
tags: Bill Gates, contraception, hacking, privacy
Would the device be safe and unhackable?

Fertility awareness campaigns backfire

Michael Cook | 17 May 2014 | Comments
tags: abortion, contraception, fertility
The unintended consequence of vigorous campaigns to remind women that their fertility declines with age may be a rise in the number of abortions among women over 40.

Conscientious objectors barred from qualification in UK

Xavier Symons | 02 May 2014 | Comments
tags: conscientious objection, contraception, discrimination
The UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynacologists has barred doctors and nurses from qualifications if they refuse to prescribe or administer contraceptives to patients.

Iran tries to reverse falling birth rates

Michael Cook | 27 April 2014 | Comments
tags: contraception, Iran
The Iranian parliament is to consider banning vasectomies as a way of pushing up the country’s below-replacement birth rate.

Big Pharma looks for Plan C after emergency contraceptive fails

Xavier Symons | 30 November 2013 | Comments
tags: contraception, morning-after pill, Plan B
The manufacturer of French morning-after pill NorLevo has announced that the drug is ineffective in women who weigh more than 80 kilograms.

“Louise is not afraid of inflicting pain on troubled families”

Michael Cook | 14 September 2013 | Comments
tags: contraception, eugenics
The head of the British government's troubled families programme says that some mothers of large, expensive and troubled children should be forcefully counselled about using contraception.

Pill to be available over the counter in US

Michael Cook | 15 June 2013 | Comments
tags: contraception, morning-after pill

Plan B must be available over-the-counter for all ages, says judge

Michael Cook | 06 April 2013 | Comments
tags: contraception, Plan B
A federal judge has ordered the US Food and Drug Administration to make the “morning after” pill available to girls under 17 without a prescription.

Israel halts underhanded contraceptive injections for Ethiopian migrants

Michael Cook | 02 February 2013 | Comments
tags: contraception, informed consent, Israel
Years of rumours that Ethiopian women were pressured into having contraceptive injections by Israeli officials have finally been confirmed.

Prescribe morning-after pills to young teenagers, say US pediatric group

Jared Yee | 30 November 2012 | Comments
tags: contraception, contraceptive pill, US
On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) called on pediatricians in the US to provide advice to all adolescent patients about emergency contraception, and to prescribe it to girls under 17 in advance.

Is a male contraceptive on the way?

Michael Cook | 17 August 2012 | Comments
tags: contraception
American researchers may have found an effective and hormone-free birth control pill for men.

No conscience exemption for contraceptive coverage, says Obama Administration

Michael Cook | 28 January 2012 | Comments
tags: conscientious objection, contraception
Church-affiliated institutions must cover free contraception for their employees, the Obama administration has announced. As a concession to outraged religious groups,
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