In developing nations such as Malawi, it is a commonplace event for women to die in childbirth. But Malawi is taking steps to change that. Their Safe Motherhood Initiative strives to educate men and women on maternal health, and it is seeing positive change.
It's hard to separate the truth from fiction — which can make your birth control decision tougher. But now we have some shocking facts about its creation and its benefits that will help dissolve some of the things that you may have heard about the number-one prescribed medicine in the world.
Here, Colleen Krajewski, MD, MPH, an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh who specializes in family planning, delves into the inaccuracies surrounding birth control and explains why the pill will not cause infertility. We repeat. The pill will not cause infertility.
Sex is a fact of life. We all do it, and for those who can't afford birth control, it's our responsibility, as a society, to help them out. That's what a society does: helps those who need it. The benefits of offering free birth control are priceless. See why below.
Women who participated in a 12-month long study where they were given access to free birth control, then had their sexual practices monitored, proved just how unbelievably wrong social conservatives are about free birth control making women more promiscuous.
There's no denying it: Birth control can be awkward. That's why YourTango and Bedsider have teamed up to present you with genius tips for preventing and dealing with awkward moments, from the 'condom conversation' to using a birth control method
With the bond you share with your partner growing stronger every day, being anxious to start a family together is only natural. However, trying to conceive isn't as easy as you think.
Did you know that, according to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, nearly 70 percent of pregnancies among young adults ages 18-29 are self-identified as unplanned? Well, now you do. To that end, it's time to learn a thing or two about birth control.
Feeling pressure to get pregnant? No matter what birth control methods you're using, you may feel pressured to stop contraception if you're being bugged by your biological clock. But don't do anything drastic: Are you sure you and your partner are on the same page?
There is already so much pressure on women to lose weight, but now the pressure could come from emergency contraception. If you are above a specific weight then Plan B One-Step contraception will not be effective for you, according to a new report. Are you at risk?
According to a new study on mice, a pill may be in the works that would keep a man's sperm from ever leaving his body — which means birth control may be available for women — and men — sooner than anyone ever expected. Find out how guys feel about their sperm being blocked during ejaculation — and about male birth control in general.
It's easy to be confused by all the birth control options out there. That's why we've researched the statistics, and weighed the pros and cons of each method to break it all down for you so that you can decide on the best fit for you.
At-home pregnancy tests are at the heart of a budding black market trade. Craigslist ads offering and requesting positive pregnancy tests are popping up all over the country, from Las Vegas to Chicago, Dallas and New York City, for approximately $20 a pop.
Children can be a blessing, but lets face it not everyone is prepared to have kids. So for those of you who are not ready for child rearing this article is for you. I will list and detail 20 forms of birth control. Yes I said 20! So with using one of these methods, or combining a couple you should be able to protect yourself from getting impregnated. 1. Abstinence – The act of refraining from having sex or sexual activity. Lets face it, for most of us this is not even an option we would consider. We enjoy sex so much!
With the GOP's plans to shut down abortion clinics, end contraceptive funding and prevent sex education, women's rights in Texas are becoming even more restrictive.