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Natural Cycles birth control app under fire over pregnancies

Remember the Natural Cycles Smartphone app that came out last year? It was certified by the European Union and was the only app to be called a form of "contraception" in Europe. The start-up company is now under fire for 37 unwanted pregnancies.

Birth control pills have prevented thousands of cancer cases

A new collaborative study has found that 400,000 cases of endometrial cancer, which develops in the uterine lining, have been prevented in the last 50 years. Almost half of those cancers were prevented in the last 10 years.

Group puts women's rights front and center in condom purchases Special

In an interview with the Lovability Movement's Navriti Sood, the issue of empowering women on condom purchases underscored the need for better packaging and for more comfortable retail environments.

Study: 40 percent of US pregnancies are unintended

A first of its kind study analyzed the prevalence of unplanned pregnancies in the United States and found that 40 percent of American pregnancies were unintended.

Manny Pacquiao takes sides on PH Reproductive Health Bill

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has taken sides on the reproductive health bill now pending resolution in congress, against the wishes of the president and the political party he is currently affiliated with.

UN's world population estimates raise questions on sustainability Special

With population estimates from the United Nations ranging anywhere from 8 billion to 10.5 billion by 2050, there is a need to understand the numbers and the implications of population growth or decline.

Population Media Center takes creative approach to overpopulation Special

The issues surrounding humanity's overpopulation challenge are vast and discouraging, but one organization is taking a creative approach - and it just may be working.

Church critic arrested for protesting inside church during mass

An artist and performer was arrested by police inside The Manila Cathedral church while carrying a placard with a "Damaso" imprint during the church homily.

UK: Having two children should be limit

The UK government's green adviser has warned that couples who have more than two children are being “irresponsible” and creating an unbearable burden on the environment.

Obama to Reverse Over 200 Bush Actions and Executive Orders

Washington Post writers Ceci Connolly and R. Jeffrey Smith report that Obama advisers have compiled a list of at least 200 Bush actions and executive orders that will be quickly reversed. The many issues range from climate change to reproductive rights.

China won't relax 1-child policy

China has decided not to relax its one-child policy, although a top family planning official acknowledged Tuesday the policy has accelerated the nation's growing gender gap.

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