After an election season infused with contraception-bashing partisanship, on Tuesday the FDA lowered the age at which a person can access Plan B One-Step to 15. The federal government had required that women under 17 years-old obtain a prescription for emergency contraception, but in early April, a ... More >>
Only Nick Kroll's pet surgery faux ad for Comedy Central's "The Kroll Show" has this beat.
Today, ads in the same vein as the one seen on the right will pop up on subways everywhere. Their main theme: 50 percent of teenagers do not really understand the seriousness of pregnancy at such an early age ... More >>
Two things: less sex, more protection.
According to the Daily News, that's the word coming from the New York City Health Department to explain a serious downward trend. In new data released yesterday, the City's youth has undergone a 27 percent drop in pregnancies over the last ten years.
The res ... More >>
An anti-abortion group recently commissioned a survey of New York City parents to find out whether they approved of the Department of Education's policy of dishing out Morning After pills ("Plan B") to students as young as 14 years old.The pill, as you probably know, can prevent a pregnancy as long ... More >>
The last thing hardcore right-wing conservatives need is more cannon fodder for their whole "America is burning to the ground" argument. But, whatever; we're not worried about them here - that's fellow Voice scribe Roy Edroso's job.According to the Post, the Department of Health confirmed that ... More >>
Talk about campus amenities: Shippensburg University now boasts a VENDING MACHINE that sells Plan B, pregnancy tests, and condoms.
The (BEST) vending machine (EVER), located in the central Pennsylvania college's student health center, charges 25 bucks for the morning after pill -- less expensive t ... More >>
Time for Plan B?
Nearly 1 million packs of birth control pills are getting recalled by Pfizer in the U.S., because a packaging screwup boosts your chances of pregnancy (via Time). Oy.
The pharmaceutical giant says that women with these sketchy scripts -- such as Lo/Ovral-28 tabs and Nor ... More >>
A "haggard-looking and hoarse-voiced" Mayor Bloomberg critiqued U.S. Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius' decision tp prohibit girls under 17 from buying the morning-after pill over the counter. On December 7, Sebelius overruled a decision by FDA commissioner Margaret Hambur ... More >>
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has decided that FDA-approved contraceptive methods will be available for free, without co-pays or cost sharing, to women covered by new insurance plans in the U.S. "Not doing it would be like not covering flu shots," said Health and Human Serv ... More >>