Should Health Insurers Be Required to Offer Free Contraceptives?

It's unclear whether the health care bill includes free contraceptives. Credit: Getty Images The health care bill is a hot topic these days, and a story in The New York Times today says that the bill requires health insurers to cover "...When it comes to the health care bill, the question is whether or not "preventive health services" includes contraceptives and other family planning services for women.

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 an...

Birth control pill for men?

A few years ago, a good friend of mine had a pregnancy scare. He had been dating a girl for some time when she announced that she was pregnant with his child. He was scared and angry. Scared because he wasn't ready to be a father. Angry because she h...

Bus rider banned for giving birth control advice

76-year-old Laura Stevens thinks that some of her fellow bus riders in Logan, Utah have too many children and isn't hesitant to tell them so. She's been doling out unsolicited advice about birth control to mothers in the bus station who she feels mig...

Rhythm method as effective as the pill?

It sounds rhetoric from a Catholic sex-ed class, but according to German researchers, natural family planning really is as effective as the pill. But before you try this at home, beware: it's a little more sophisticated than you might at first suspe...

Birth control now tasty, more convenient

"This isn't a great leap forward, but I think this is a helpful step," said Dr. Lee Shulman, chairman of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. Helpful, indeed. Not only are the new chewable birth-control pills more convenient, these...


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