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# Birth Control

Last year
# reproductive health
Healthcare: Public IVF services and expansion of free contraception to women aged 16 to 30
This could see savings of up to €470 on the cost of prescription contraception.
# Roe v Wade
Pharma company seeks to make its birth control over-the-counter in US
If approved, this “historic” application would reduce barriers to contraception across America.
All time
# Your Say
Poll: Should free contraception be introduced in Ireland and, if so, for whom?
The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) says there is a ‘compelling rationale’ for the introduction of free birth control for women.
# religious freedom
'Contempt for women reaches a new low': Trump administration rolls back free birth control access
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in response to the announcement.
# rat race
New York trials birth control for rats to tackle massive rodent population
Officials are now preparing to launch a trial of a liquid bait which will make the rats infertile.
# Natural Cycles
The first birth control app to be officially approved as a contraceptive uses an age-old method
As a fertility-awareness based contraceptive method, the app will only work well for some people.
# Birth Control
The 'male pill' could be coming, it's in jab form and it works
Side-effects could delay it actually happening though.
# Birth Control
Irish lads demonstrate that they have absolutely no idea how female contraceptives work
“It’s weird that we have all these different versions of female birth control, and you never really talk about them or see them”.
# sub-Saharan Africa
Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV
Other forms of contraception, such as the pill, do not appear to increase this risk.
# Birth Control
US businesses in dispute with White House over birth control cover for employees
Two businesses will go to the Supreme Court to get exemptions given to religious organisations extended.
# Israel
Israel issues rules on contraceptives for immigrants
Allegations surfaced last month that Ethiopian women were coerced into taking contraceptive jabs.
# Birth Control
Bishops say new bill is moving Philippines towards legal abortion
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines allege the Reproductive Health Bill promotes pre-marital sex and threatens the “moral fibre” of the country.
# US
Obama administration sued by Catholic schools, dioceses
Legal action launched over new US policy mandating birth control coverage in employee health plans.
# Rush Limbaugh
Seventh advertiser suspends funding for Rush Limbaugh's show over "slut" comments
The radio host had harshly criticised a student who testified to Congress over contraceptives.
# US 2012
Rick Santorum under fire at Republican debate
Yep, another debate.
# Birth Control
Obama changes contraception policy to appease Catholic groups
The US President altered his birth control policy following protests from religious institutions.
# Birth Control
One million packs of contraceptive pills recalled in the US
Pfizer cited packaging faults as the reason for the recall as pills could be out of sequence, leading to an increased risk of unwanted pregnancies.
# duggars
Duggar family expecting their 20th child
US reality TV stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, who don’t use birth control for religious reasons, are expecting their 20th child in April 2012.
# Birth Control
China on verge of abandoning famous 'one child' rule
The country’s famous birth control policy – where families are only permitted to have one child or face fines – could be repealed.