• birth control Sep 9

    France to Offer Free Birth Control to All Women Up to 25

    France will offer free birth control to all women up to age 25 starting next year

  • scotus Jul 8, 2020

    Supreme Court Rules Religious Groups Can Opt-Out of ACA's Birth Control Mandate

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Trump administration rules allowing some employers to decline to provide contraceptive coverage on religious or moral grounds, which could leave more than 70,000 women without cost-free birth control. The high court ruled 7-2 for the administration, which made a policy change to allow some employers who cite religious or moral objections to opt out...

  • China Jul 1, 2020

    China Cuts Uighur Births With IUDs, Abortion, Sterilization

    A state-orchestrated campaign is slashing births among the minority Uighurs of China’s far west Xinjiang region with brutal efficiency

  • birth control Apr 9, 2020

    Lockdowns Mean Millions of Women Can't Reach Birth Control

    Lockdowns imposed to curb the coronavirus’ spread have put millions of women in Africa, Latin America and elsewhere out of reach of birth control and other sexual and reproductive health needs

  • Supreme Court Jan 18, 2020

    Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Religious Freedom in Obamacare Dispute Over Birth Control

    The Supreme Court said Friday it will take up the fate of a Trump administration rule, now on hold, that would grant employers an exemption on religious or moral grounds from Obamacare’s requirement to provide health insurance coverage for birth control, NBC News reported. Pennsylvania and New Jersey successfully challenged the rule that would provide broad exemptions to the...

  • director Jul 19, 2019

    Trump Officials Weigh Delay of Abortion Curbs, Sources Say

    The Trump administration has told federally funded family planning clinics it is considering a delay in enforcing a controversial rule that bars them from referring women for abortions. That comes after clinics had vowed defiance. Two people attending meetings this week between the Department of Health and Human Services and clinic representatives told The Associated Press that officials said the...

  • President Jul 17, 2019

    Planned Parenthood to Defy Trump Abortion Referral Rule

    Federally funded family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are defying the Trump administration’s ban on referring women for abortions, drawing a line against what they say amounts to keeping patients in the dark about legitimate health care options. “We are not going to comply with a regulation that would require health care providers to not give full information to their...

  • NBC Mar 6, 2019

    Certain Birth Control Pills Recalled Over ‘Packaging Error'

    Thousands of drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol birth control packages are being recalled over a “packaging error” that could have women taking pills off the medication’s schedule. The Apotex Corp. recall covers 3 mg / 0.03 mg drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol tablets that feature the NDC number 60505-4183-3 on the outer and inner cartons. The packaging may have an incorrect tablet...

  • Congress Feb 23, 2019

    Trump Bars Clinic Referrals, Setting Up Abortion Obstacles

    The Trump administration on Friday set up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals. The new policy is certain to be challenged in court. The final rule released Friday by the Health and Human Services Department also would prohibit federally funded family planning clinics from being housed in the same locations as...

  • Donald Trump Jan 15, 2019

    Trump Birth Control Coverage Rules Blocked Nationwide

    A federal judge on Monday put a nationwide hold on Trump administration rules that allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone in Philadelphia agreed with a lawsuit originally filed by Pennsylvania, citing the potential harm to states should the rules be enforced.

  • Donald Trump Jan 11, 2019

    Judge Says ‘Substantial Number' of Women Could Lose Free Birth Control Coverage Under New Trump Rule

    A U.S. judge said Friday that a “substantial number” of women would lose free birth control coverage under new rules by the Trump administration that allow more employers to opt out of providing the benefit on religious and moral grounds.
    Judge Haywood Gilliam made the comment at a continuing hearing over California’s attempt to block the rules.

  • United States Jul 20, 2018

    Amid Lawsuit, Bayer to Stop Selling Essure Birth Control Implant in US

    The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S., the only country where it remains available. Bayer said the safety of its Essure implant has not changed, but it will stop selling the device at the end of...

  • Daniel Macht May 30, 2018

    Birth Control Recall: Allergan Says Taytulla Sample Pack Had Out-of-Order Pills

    Allergan recalled Tuesday nearly 170,000 packs of Taytulla birth control pills given out by doctors as samples because of a possible packaging error that may lead to the risk of an unintended pregnancy.

  • President May 18, 2018

    Trump Thrusts Abortion Fight Into Crucial Midterm Elections

    The Trump administration acted Friday to bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, energizing its conservative political base ahead of crucial midterm elections while setting the stage for new legal battles. The Health and Human Services Department sent its proposal to rewrite the rules to the White House, setting in motion a regulatory process that could take...

  • Commissioner Apr 10, 2018

    FDA Puts Restrictions on Birth Control Implant But No Recall

    U.S. health officials on Monday placed new restrictions on a permanent contraceptive implant that has been subject to reports of painful complications from thousands of women. But the metal implant, called Essure, will remain on the market. The Food and Drug Administration said only women who read and have the opportunity to sign a brochure about the risks of the...

  • NBC News Mar 21, 2018

    New Male Birth Control Pill Is Safe, Researchers Say

    The latest effort to come up with a male birth control pill has found a formulation that appears to be safe, researchers at the University of Washington said. NBC News reported that Stephanie Page and her team are testing dimethandrolone undecanoate, a tweaked version of previous failed efforts to develop a male pill. Possibly the best hope yet for a...

  • Texas Oct 24, 2017

    Nurx, the ‘Uber of Birth Control,' Aims to Help Women in the Nation's Contraceptive Deserts

    Often referred to as the “Uber of birth control,” Nurx ships birth control directly to a woman’s doorstep, bypassing the traditional visit to a clinic or physician typically necessary for getting or renewing a prescription. Available in 15 states plus Washington D.C., the app may simply be an extra modern-day convenience for some women, NBC News reported. But for others,...

  • Barack Obama Jun 23, 2017

    How the Senate Health Bill Compares to House Bill, ‘Obamacare'

    The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health insurance and a greater likelihood that more Americans will be uninsured....
    The bill’s impact on personal health care costs would be uneven: Premiums would likely...

  • Donald Trump May 5, 2017

    Trump Limits IRS Action Over Church Political Activity

    Declaring he was giving churches their “voices back,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting political activity for religious organizations — a move that fell short of a more sweeping order some supporters had expected. As he marked the National Day of Prayer at the White House on Thursday, Trump signed the...

  • Supreme Court Mar 23, 2016

    Supreme Court Vacancy Complicates Debate Over Obamacare, Birth Control

    The Supreme Court’s ability to function as a body without Justice Antonin Scalia will get another big test when the court convenes Wednesday in the battle pitting religious freedom and birth control, NBC News reported....
    The current eight-judge panel is set to hear its fourth Obamacare-related case, this time involving religiously affiliated nonprofits that are challenging a government provision requiring employers...

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