Questions over wireless-controlled contraceptives
Would the device be safe and unhackable?
Fertility awareness campaigns backfire
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
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
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
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”
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
Plan B must be available over-the-counter for all ages, says judge
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
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
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?
American researchers may have found an effective and hormone-free birth control pill for men.
No conscience exemption for contraceptive coverage, says Obama Administration
Church-affiliated institutions must cover free contraception for their employees, the Obama administration has announced. As a concession to outraged religious groups,