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# Contraception

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'It's insulting to suggest that people get an abortion on a whim'
To say that people will use it as a contraceptive is to imply that you don’t trust people in general and that they should be punished for mistakes.
'Completely flawed': Doctors and pharmacists divided over plans for free contraception
Doctors say they’re best placed to prescribe contraception, but pharmacists say they can play a key role.
Government plans to reduce the cost of the morning-after pill or make it free for all women
The minister plans to expand access to barrier contraception.
Poll: Should contraception be made free for all Irish people?
It has emerged that proposals are being drawn up to consider the ‘nature and scope’ of free contraception for Irish citizens.
Government considering the roll-out of free contraception
Minister Harris said work to consider the costs and other implications is continuing within his department.
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.
'Liberal' barrister fought game changer case that overturned the ban on importing contraceptives
Former Supreme Court justice Donal Barrington died this week at the age of 89.
Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling
The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% in 15 years.
India bans condom advertisements from prime time television
An order issued Monday cited broadcasting regulations that prohibit vulgar or suggestive themes.
'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.
Boots apologises after it's accused of moralising to women about the morning-after pill
The pharmacy chain has been criticised over the price of its emergency contraceptive pill.
'There was nothing gained from punishing women who couldn't afford the morning after pill'
Up until 2011, anyone who needed emergency contraception had to attend a doctor in order to get a prescription.
'Umbrella shafts, bamboo and bicycle spokes': The illegal abortions killing Myanmar's women
Contraception is available in the country, but few women know how to use it and many young people are too ashamed to buy it.
Women everywhere are rolling their eyes at this deeply dumb stat about men and the pill
Turns out 52% of men need a refresher course in sex ed.
'A punishment from God's own hand' - the Irish got Biblical in their objections to 1985's contraception law
The 1985 Family Planning Act saw contraceptives made legal for over-18s without a prescription from selected outlets for the first time.
Poll: Do you think the 'male pill' will take off?
The 96% effectiveness rate is similar to that achieved by the female combined pill.
The 'male pill' could be coming, it's in jab form and it works
Side-effects could delay it actually happening though.
Sitdown Sunday: Meet the rising star of Germany's Far Right
Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.
Ethiopia was given 69 million condoms... but might have to throw them all out
The condoms, worth millions, failed basic tests.
'I had sex with 40 women... I never did use condoms': Call for increased sex-ed in care homes
A series of reports produced by Tusla and the HSE has found a need for a boost in sex education.
'Johnny's got you covered' - The next Jon Walters flag for Euro 2016 is here
The countdown to France is underway.
This tech journalist started an internet firestorm because she wants to be sterilised at 29
Holly Brockwell says she doesn’t want to have children and has problems with other forms of contraception.
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”.
'By getting on that train a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous'
Playwright Arthur Riordan explains how two men go about writing a musical about feminism.
New tribute to the 1971 contraceptive train which changed Ireland's sexual landscape forever
A musical has been written about the movement.
Contraception pill reduces risk of developing womb cancer
About 300 women in Ireland are diagnosed with womb cancer each year.
These guys are crowdfunding the answer to the male contraceptive pill
Does this mean we’ve reached peak crowdfunding?
12 things women want men to know about sex
Don’t pat us on the head when we’re *down there*, for a start.
Irish women can now buy the most effective morning-after pill without a prescription
EllaOne can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex.
Poll: Should women with medical cards be able to get the morning after pill free without a GP visit?
Pharmacists think they should…
Pharmacists want women with medical cards to have easier access to the morning after pill
They want medical card holders to be able to get the pill over the counter without having to go to a doctor first.
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.
Woman uses potato as contraceptive, grows roots in her vagina
Happy National Potato Day!
Poverty, violence and myths about condoms: What's spreading HIV?
In South Africa, more than 6 million of the country’s 52 million population are HIV positive.
US companies who object to contraception on religious grounds won't have to pay for it
The Supreme Court has decided on a long-running dispute about whether companies can opt out of certain aspects of employee health insurance.
This condom is tougher, more sensitive and funded by Bill Gates
The University of Wollongong could receive $1 million from the Microsoft billionaire for their design.
Teens told by Pure in Heart that condoms fail one in six times
And in separate claims, students who attended a retreat in Knock also said they were told by speakers that they would lose certain hormones the more often they had sex.
These 11 designs could be the condoms of the future
Bill Gates asked for it and these designers delivered.
One third of Irish women don't use contraception
While nine per cent say they use natural methods.
Horny Irish students to be dazzled by world's only sexual health magician
As part of the union’s safe sex campaign, students will also be dazzled by the world’s only sexual health magician and can attend workshops by ‘Dr Sex’.