Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Contraception News

Pregnant at 15, the teenage mothers of Romania

- "God has given me a beautiful little girl. But life is difficult because I am still a child myself," says Lorena, one of more than 2,000 girls under 16 who give birth in Romania each year, some as young as 12.

The battle for birth control: Afghanistan's new fight

Balkh - "Four children is enough," says the young Afghan woman as she examines a box of contraceptive pills.

FDA issues Black Box warning for Essure — Lawsuits keep growing

A federal court ruled that 2 cases of women who claim they were harmed by Bayer's birth control device Essure can continue. In the meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a "black box" label to warn the public about its dangerousness.

Men with Zika should wait six months before unprotected sex: U.S.

Washington - Men who have been diagnosed with the Zika virus or have symptoms of the illness should wait at least six months before having unprotected sex, US health authorities said.

Vatican says chill, Pope not backing pill

Vatican City - The Vatican on Friday moved swiftly to dampen claims Pope Francis had signalled a significant relaxation of the Catholic Church's ban on contraception in response to an outbreak of the Zika virus in Latin America.

Pope Francis on Zika: Abortion a crime, contraception a lesser evil

Vatican City - Pope Francis insisted Thursday that abortion was always a crime but hinted that the Church could exceptionally relax its ban on contraception for women at risk of contracting the Zika virus."Abortion is not a lesser evil.

US urges condom use or abstinence to avoid Zika virus

Miami - US health authorities on Friday urged people to use condoms or refrain from sex if they live in or have traveled to areas where the Zika virus is circulating.

Indonesian district to ban condoms in convenience stores

Menteng Dua - A staunchly Islamic district in Indonesia plans to ban the sale of condoms in convenience stores in a bid to halt premarital sex, an official said Tuesday, but activists criticised the move as misguided.

Thousands to be sterilised in global 'vasectomy-athon'

Indonesia - Thousands of men around the world are to be sterilised Friday in what organisers dubbed a global "vasectomy-athon", to encourage men to take a bigger role in family planning and combat resistance to the procedure.

Single shot animal contraceptive coming soon

The idea of an injectable contraceptive for pets, administered by injection, is coming closer to reality after some successful animal trials.

Pope rows back from 'rabbits' comments, praises large families

- Pope Francis on Wednesday described large families as a "gift from God", just days after he said Catholics did not need to "breed like rabbits".

Pope says Catholics do not need to breed 'like rabbits'

Rome - Pope Francis has said that good Catholics do not have to breed "like rabbits", defending the Church's stance on artificial contraception and appealing to the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics to practise responsible parenting.

The man who said no to free love: Paul VI heads towards sainthood

- Pope Paul VI, the man who cracked down on free love during the 1960s and carried out sweeping changes to the Church, will be beatified on Sunday in his first step towards sainthood.

Op-Ed: The dumbest argument against Hobby Lobby

It might seem hard to be too critical of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow Hobby Lobby to deny its female employees insurance that covers contraception.

Faith trumps birth control in US Supreme Court ruling

Washington - Family-owned private companies can deny birth control coverage in their employee health care plans, the US Supreme Court said Monday in a ruling seen by some as a victory for religious freedom.

Op-Ed: Company wants to offer anti-masturbation device to parents

Washington D.c. - A large American corporation wants to make sure youngsters don’t start making jerking off a hobby. Fortunately the Supreme Court has seen this issue from all sides.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Op-Ed: Teen Pregnancy — its decline and what that means for U.S.

Teen pregnancy rates in the United States are declining and statistics show it's because of comprehensive sex education in schools.

Limbaugh apologizes to Sandra Fluke for 'insulting word choices'

Yesterday, talk show host Rush Limbaugh apologized to Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke for calling her a "slut" and "prostitute" after she testified before Congress about the need for health insurance plans to cover the costs of contraception.

Obama denounces Limbaugh slur but radio host remains unapologetic

Washington - President Obama made a call on Friday to the Georgetown University law student, Sandra Fluke, who conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called a "slut" after she testified before Congress about the need for birth control coverage for women.

New old contraception fight just beginning

Since President Obama moved to require Catholic hospitals and universities to offer their employees contraceptive health benefits, Republicans have rushed to accuse the administration of an unprecedented attack on religious freedoms.
  1 2 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Contraception


Contraception Image

Every day at least five women are brought to the gynaecological ward of Uganda’s Mulago National R...
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.
Inter Press Service / Andrew Green