contraceptives 

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.

Bristol Palin Backtracks on Abstinence Views

Bristol Palin, daughter of Sarah and mother of Tripp, recently made headlines after voicing her opinion about abstinence. A teen mother herself, Bristol told Greta Van Susteren back in February that "everyone should be abstinent, but it's just not...

Bristol Palin Says Abstinence-Only Sex Ed is Just Not Realistic

Bristol Palin, teenage daughter of 44-year-old mother of five and former Vice Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, made headlines last summer when it was revealed that she and boyfriend Levi Johnston were expecting a child. Ah, the irony of a teen...

Pregnancy pact principal resigns

Remember the so-called pregnancy pact that the principal at Gloucester High School blamed for the unusually high number of teen pregnancies in his school? The pregnancy pact explanation was put forth by Principal Joseph Sullivan during a debate on...

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...

College students to have less money or more babies

It used to be that you could have all the sex you wanted in college without breaking the bank on protecting yourself -- but today's student is faced with a decision: beer money, or baby? Previously, drug companies sold birth-control pills and other...

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