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Women of Philippine slum welcome birth control victory

Manila - Single mother Christina Bantasan clutched her baby in the shadows of a sprawling Philippine slum, wishing that a controversial birth control law had come earlier so she could have planned her future better.
In the Media by Mynardo Macaraig (AFP)

Philippine Supreme Court approves birth control law

Manila - The Philippines' highest court approved Tuesday a controversial birth control law that supporters said would transform the lives of millions of poor Filipinos, despite bitter opposition from the powerful Catholic Church.
In the Media by AFP

Supreme Court to hear contraception case arguments

Washington - US Supreme Court justices appeared divided Tuesday as they heard arguments on whether employers must provide certain contraceptives under employee health plans, even if it is contrary to their religious beliefs.The court's three liberal women justices ...
In the Media by AFP

Pope says church 'obsessed' with gays, abortion, contraception

In an interview with an influential Jesuit journal, Pope Francis blasted the Catholic Church's 'obsession' with homosexuality, abortion and birth control.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Contraceptive pill Cilest recalled from 43 countries

Drugs company Johnson & Johnson has recalled its oral contraceptive Cilest from 43 countries and it has suspended production of the drug because of a quality defect.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

FDA approves 'morning-after pill' for 15-year-olds

Washington - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lowered the age limit for access to prescription-free emergency contraception pills to 15.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Mother sues drug company over inactive contraceptive pills

A mother in the U.S. has initiated a lawsuit against the drugs company Qualitest Pharmaceutical after an error occurred whereby placebo drugs took the place of active birth control pills.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Pastor says birth control pill causes fetuses to embed in womb

Colorado Springs - Colorado radio host and pastor, Kevin Swanson, is known for his odd and extremely conservative comments, but a recent segment on his radio show have many people scratching their heads.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Safety of new generation contraceptives investigated

Europe’s main health regulator has announced that it will examine the safety of newer forms of contraceptive pills. This follows concerns over potential health risks for such combined drugs.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New male contraceptive in development

A new type of male contraceptive is in development. The ‘pill’, if it makes it into production, is based on the discovery of an important gene which is required for sperm development.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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Every day at least five women are brought to the gynaecological ward of Uganda’s Mulago National R...
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Every day at least five women are brought to the gynaecological ward of Uganda’s Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala for treatment for complications caused by crude attempts to terminate their pregnancies.
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