Big Pharma looks for Plan C after emergency contraceptive fails

Xavier Symons | 30 November 2013 |
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 |
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 |
tags: contraception, morning-after pill

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

Michael Cook | 06 April 2013 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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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