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#Contraception

# contraception - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Polanski blames the Pill for 'masculinising' women
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# Roman Polanski

Polanski blames the Pill for 'masculinising' women

May 25th 2013, 5:51 PM 16,057 Views 54 Comments

Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, the filmmaker said he thought feminism and advances in contraception had blurred the distinctions between the sexes.

# contraception - Friday 5 April, 2013

US court orders wider access for morning after pill regardless of age
# Morning After Pill
# Morning After Pill

US court orders wider access for morning after pill regardless of age

Apr 5th 2013, 8:00 PM 6,329 Views 16 Comments

The judge ruled that current restrictions requiring teens to obtain a prescription were “politically motivated” and “scientifically unjustified”.

# contraception - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Philippines signs controversial new law easing access to contraception
# Philippines
# Philippines

Philippines signs controversial new law easing access to contraception

Jan 17th 2013, 10:19 AM 4,867 Views 25 Comments

Philippines legislators passed the landmark law providing government funding for contraceptives and sexuality classes, despite strong opposition from the dominant Roman Catholic Church.

# contraception - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Extract: How contraception was ‘an Irish solution to an Irish problem’
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# Read Me

Extract: How contraception was ‘an Irish solution to an Irish problem’

Dec 30th 2012, 8:15 AM 1,331 Views 10 Comments

In 1979, Charles Haughey made his famous speech about contraception in Ireland. John Drennan looks back at that day in an extract from his new book.

# contraception - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Poll: Should contraception be free?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should contraception be free?

Nov 27th 2012, 10:03 AM 11,725 Views 151 Comments

Research has found that people are having difficulty meeting the costs of contraception. Should Ireland follow the lead of other countries and make all contraception available free of charge?

# contraception - Saturday 24 November, 2012

A history of symphysiotomy: the impact of Catholic ethics on Irish medicine
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

A history of symphysiotomy: the impact of Catholic ethics on Irish medicine

Nov 24th 2012, 8:45 AM 12,714 Views 37 Comments

Extracts from a recent article by Jacqueline Morrissey published in History Ireland.

# contraception - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Column: I'm so grateful I had an unplanned pregnancy in America, not Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I'm so grateful I had an unplanned pregnancy in America, not Ireland

Nov 21st 2012, 7:00 AM 1,001 Views 220 Comments

An Irish girl recalls her experience of deciding to have a termination – and her relief that she was away from home.

# contraception - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Over 220 million women have an 'unmet need for family planning'
# Population
# Population

Over 220 million women have an 'unmet need for family planning'

Nov 14th 2012, 12:01 PM 3,079 Views 2 Comments

More than half of all reproductive-age women in developing countries have little or no access to modern contraceptives.

# contraception - Monday 17 September, 2012

Increase in women seeking post-abortion care from IFPA
# Contraception
# Contraception

Increase in women seeking post-abortion care from IFPA

Sep 17th 2012, 11:27 AM 3,916 Views 46 Comments

The group released its annual report from last year today.

# contraception - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Column: Making emergency contraception easy to access has been good for women
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Making emergency contraception easy to access has been good for women

Aug 11th 2012, 7:00 PM 346 Views 96 Comments

Just over one year ago the rules for getting the morning-after pill in Ireland were relaxed. Alison Begas looks at what this change has meant for women.

# contraception - Monday 25 June, 2012

VIDEO: New condom campaign launched by HSE
# Safety First
# Safety First

VIDEO: New condom campaign launched by HSE

Jun 25th 2012, 10:34 AM 11,023 Views 42 Comments

“Johnny’s got you covered.”

# contraception - Monday 21 May, 2012

Obama administration sued by Catholic schools, dioceses
# US
# US

Obama administration sued by Catholic schools, dioceses

May 21st 2012, 6:44 PM 3,981 Views 20 Comments

Legal action launched over new US policy mandating birth control coverage in employee health plans.

# contraception - Thursday 10 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

May 10th 2012, 7:51 PM 2,904 Views 0 Comments

Our essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed…

Almost quarter of Irish adults believe women are 'easy' if they carry condoms
# Sex
# Sex

Almost quarter of Irish adults believe women are 'easy' if they carry condoms

May 10th 2012, 7:30 PM 5,447 Views 28 Comments

When asked if they agreed with the statement: “If a woman carries condoms while not in a relationship, it gives the message that she is looking for sex or is easy.” 24 per cent said Yes.

Young people in Ireland using contraception more consistently
# Sex
# Sex

Young people in Ireland using contraception more consistently

May 10th 2012, 11:35 AM 3,953 Views 14 Comments

Ireland’s younger people are also better educated about sex.

# contraception - Monday 5 March, 2012

Seventh advertiser suspends funding for Rush Limbaugh's show over "slut" comments
# Rush Limbaugh
# Rush Limbaugh

Seventh advertiser suspends funding for Rush Limbaugh's show over "slut" comments

Mar 5th 2012, 11:52 AM 4,942 Views 37 Comments

The radio host had harshly criticised a student who testified to Congress over contraceptives.

# contraception - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Barack Obama condemns US radio host for 'slut' comments
# USA
# USA

Barack Obama condemns US radio host for 'slut' comments

Mar 3rd 2012, 11:56 AM 4,576 Views 45 Comments

Rush Limbaugh said a law student who called for contraception to be state-funded was a “slut” and a “prostitute”.

# contraception - Friday 10 February, 2012

Obama changes contraception policy to appease Catholic groups
# Birth Control
# Birth Control

Obama changes contraception policy to appease Catholic groups

Feb 10th 2012, 10:00 PM 6,833 Views 78 Comments

The US President altered his birth control policy following protests from religious institutions.

# contraception - Thursday 2 February, 2012

One million packs of contraceptive pills recalled in the US
# Birth Control
# Birth Control

One million packs of contraceptive pills recalled in the US

Feb 2nd 2012, 7:57 AM 3,518 Views 17 Comments

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.

# contraception - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Ireland among world's top countries for human development
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ireland among world's top countries for human development

Nov 3rd 2011, 9:13 AM 2,227 Views 17 Comments

We are at number seven in the UN’s latest index for wealth, health, education and equality.

# contraception - Saturday 7 May, 2011

Average age of women requesting morning after pill is 23 years - survey
# Contraception
# Contraception

Average age of women requesting morning after pill is 23 years - survey

May 7th 2011, 4:12 PM 1,183 Views 0 Comments

Survery by the Irish Pharmacy Union says that 85 per cent of pharmacists polled have been asked for the drug since mid-February.

# contraception - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

Women report falling pregnant while using Implanon contraceptive
# Implanon
# Implanon

Women report falling pregnant while using Implanon contraceptive

Jan 5th 2011, 3:04 PM 2,210 Views 0 Comments

Hundreds of women in the UK, and over 30 in Ireland, report unwanted pregnancies while using implanted contraceptive.

# contraception - Sunday 21 November, 2010

The pope softens his stance on condoms
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

The pope softens his stance on condoms

Nov 21st 2010, 12:20 PM 365 Views 0 Comments

The change is message from the Catholic church could influence millions of people across the world.