Tag: Birth Control and Family Planning

Some Women Fear Giorgia Meloni’s Far-Right Agenda Will Set Italy Back

ROME — Being a woman, and mother, has been central to the political pitch of Giorgia Meloni, the hard-right politician who is likely to become Italy’s prime minister after elections on Sunday. She once ran for mayor seven months pregnant because she said powerful men had told her she couldn’t. Her most famous speech includes […]

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Can Antidepressants Treat Severe PMS?

Lifestyle changes. Prioritizing exercise, sticking with a consistent sleep schedule and reducing stress as much as possible during the weeks before your period can also help, Dr. Lanza di Scalea said. “I’ve found these lifestyle changes, which do take effort, can feel very empowering for women.” As with C.B.T., lifestyle changes can only go so […]

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Are Vasectomies Reversible?

Q: Are vasectomies reversible? Within about a week after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked in May, average daily online searches for the term “vasectomy” nearly doubled, according to Innerbody Research, a company that provides evidence-based guidance for purchasing home health products and services. They also found that searches for […]

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Vasectomies Among the Young and Childless May be on the Rise

“We’re so used to women and people who get pregnant shouldering the responsibility for preventing pregnancy that when we see men becoming interested, it’s seen as some kind of exceptional thing,” Ms. Littlejohn said. Dr. Brian Nguyen, an ob-gyn and the founder of Emerge Lab, a research organization that educates men about reproductive health, pointed […]

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Pregnant at 16

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Some Women Turn to Self-Managed Abortion as Access Recedes

In states that have banned abortion, some women with unwanted pregnancies are pursuing an unconventional workaround: They are “self-managing” their abortions, seeking out the necessary know-how online and obtaining the medications without the supervision of a clinic or a doctor. At first glance, the practice may recall the days before Roe v. Wade, when women […]

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Some Women Turn to Self-Managed Abortion as Access Recedes

In states that have banned abortion, some women with unwanted pregnancies are pursuing an unconventional workaround: They are “self-managing” their abortions, seeking out the necessary know-how online and obtaining the medications without the supervision of a clinic or a doctor. At first glance, the practice may recall the days before Roe v. Wade, when women […]

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‘Captain Condom’ Turned the Tide in Thailand’s War on AIDS and Overpopulation

BANGKOK — Mechai Viravaidya twice saw Thailand in desperate trouble — first from a ruinous population explosion and then from the AIDS epidemic — and he responded to both crises the same way: with condoms and his own considerable charisma. Birth control was something Thais neither talked about nor very much practiced in the early […]

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Republicans Begin Adjusting to a Fierce Abortion Backlash

Republican candidates, facing a stark reality check from Kansas voters, are softening their once-uncompromising stands against abortion as they move toward the general election, recognizing that strict bans are unpopular and that the issue may be a major driver in the fall campaigns. In swing states and even conservative corners of the country, several Republicans […]

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Biden Issues Executive Order on Abortion Access, Calling for More Study

WASHINGTON — Since even before the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, Democrats have pressured President Biden to take action to protect abortion rights. And he has been looking for ways to do so, convening a task force to monitor state crackdowns on the procedure, authorizing court action against states that in his view […]

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A Polish Priest’s War Against Abortion Focuses on Helping Single Mothers

SZCZECIN, Poland — The Polish state has banned abortion for 29 years, but that has done little to prevent women from finding access to the procedure, leaving the Rev. Tomasz Kancelarczyk a busy man. The Roman Catholic priest plays ultrasound audio of what he describes as fetal heartbeats in his sermons to dissuade women considering […]

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House Passes Bill to Codify Contraception Rights After Dobbs

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday passed legislation to codify access to contraception nationwide, moving over almost unanimous Republican opposition to protect a right that is regarded as newly under threat after the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. The measure is almost certain to fail in the evenly divided Senate, where most Republicans […]

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Are Plan B and Body Weight Interconnected?

In 2011, a team of researchers in Scotland were investigating why the emergency contraceptive pill, commonly known as Plan B, seemed to fail in a small portion of the population, and made an alarming discovery: the pill failed at higher rates among women with a higher B.M.I., or body mass index. Since then, several researchers […]

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IUD Insertion: What to Know and Expect

Ten percent of women in the United States between the ages of 15 and 49 currently use some form of long-acting reversible contraception, a category that includes intrauterine devices, or IUDs. Research has found the vast majority of people with IUDs are satisfied with their contraceptive method, but some women find the insertion process much […]

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