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Planned Parenthood Offers Gift Certificates

Looking for a special gift for that hard-to-buy-for, sexually-active female who lives in Indiana? How about a Planned Parenthood gift certificate? Available in values from $25 to $100, the certificates are good toward all clinic services including...

Woman conceives triplets while on the pill

(Click the photo for more strange and amazing human anomalies) For women who use it regularly and never miss a day, the pill is an effective form of birth control 98-99% of the time. So while it's possible to get pregnant while using this...

Jamie Lynn Spears denies pregnancy rumors

For a minute there, it seemed like another Spears sister would be singing, "Oops, I did it again." Yesterday, the National Enquirer was reporting that Jamie Lynn Spears was pregnant again, just four months after the 17-year-old gave birth to daughter...

Vasectomy - the new condom in your wallet

While it's not standard operating procedure, it's not uncommon for an older gentleman who is done having kids to get a vasectomy. When it comes to having sex, I imagine it is a much more convenient and efficient method of birth control than using a...

Contraception is abortion says Bush administration

According to the definition of abortion contained in a new proposal -- "any of the various procedures -- including the prescription, dispensing and administration of any drug or the performance of any procedure or any other action -- that results in...

Would your family consider a vasectomy?

Back in the days before Eve Ensler, the word 'vagina' was the verboten V-word. Now, it seems, there is another V-word on the horizon that people -- well, guys -- refuse to discuss, let alone think about: the vasectomy. Women have long-regarded the...

Tori Spelling confirms you can conceive in one try

Actress Tori Spelling recently debuted her new baby girl, Stella, to the media and the world. She also revealed that it only took one try for her to get pregnant. According to OK Magazine, Tori is quoted as saying she'd been on one type of birth...

Teenage myths about sex and HIV

If you happen to see your teenager drinking bleach, you might have more to worry about once you get off the phone with poison control. It seems that teens in Florida believe that drinking a capfull of bleach will prevent HIV. As if that weren't...

March Madness, a perfect time for a vasectomy

The word vasectomy makes many men cringe in anticipated pain. Based on the few men I know well enough to talk about such things with, I don't think it's really all that bad. The procedure itself is a quick out-patient surgery, but the recovery can...

Scientists tell congress to just say no to abstinence-only education

Ten top researchers in the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive health recently sent a letter to members of congress calling for an end to government funding and support for abstinence-only education. The scientists note that "by design,...

Something for the guys: spray-on condoms

If you were at all repelled by the female condom, perhaps you will find this method of birth control more to your liking. From a German condom expert, we bring you the male spray-on condom. Created with the hard-to-fit guy in mind, the latex condom...

Female condom gets a redesign

When the female condom was introduced in the late 1990's, it didn't go over so well. Women talk about these things and I have never known one single person who ever tried one. Apparently, there was a "yuck factor" with couples finding them awkward,...

Reversible alternative to vasectomy in testing

Chinese doctors are working on a new surgical form of male birth control that has a 97% success rate, is completely reversible, and the entire procedure can be done in ten minutes. A small tube, placed inside a small incision in the testicle, works...

Birth control prices may drop for college students

Back in March, I wrote about a change in the Medicaid laws that had the unintended consequence of making it more difficult for prescription drug makers to provide discounts on contraceptives to college health centers. As a result, prices for birth...

Spears forgets to take birth control

When you think about the mess that is Britney Spear's life, it is hard to imagine things could get worse. But, as my grandma used to say, things can always get worse. Say, for example, Britney was to find herself pregnant again. According to a...

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