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Why gynecologists think IUDs are the best contraceptive

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are amazingly, fantastically good at preventing pregnancy-better than pretty much any other available contraceptive.

Posted 12/08/14 (Mon) read more »

Emergency contraception is now something you can order online (for half the price!)

A company called Syzygy has found a new way to expand EC access that help people avoid stigma. But there's a cost!

Posted 10/20/14 (Mon) read more »

Pediatricians back IUDs for teen birth control

A major pediatricians group is recommending that teens use long-acting contraceptives such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) ahead of other forms of birth control.

Posted 10/06/14 (Mon) read more »

Family Planning Program Television Ad

Watch this video to learn more about the Family Planning Program.

Posted 6/04/14 (Wed) read more »

Are Pap Smears on the Way Out?

Women who want to be screened for cervical cancer have just received a new option; and a new quandary.

Posted 5/12/14 (Mon) read more »

Doctors' Billing System Stays Stuck In the '70s For Now

For doctors, hospitals and insurance companies, all the complexities of medicine get boiled down into a system of codes.

Posted 4/21/14 (Mon) read more »

Long-Lasting Device Protects Against HIV and Pregnancy

Intravaginal ring providing dual protection is first of its kind to enter a clinical trial.

Posted 3/24/14 (Mon) read more »

January Is National Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted 1/16/14 (Thu) read more »

Five startling facts about pregnancy and abortion in America

The pregnancy rate for American women between 15 and 44 dropped 12 percent between 1990 and 2009, according to a new Center for Disease Control report out today on pregnancy and abortion. In 2009, there were 102.1 pregnancies per 1,000 women, a drop from 115.8 pregnancies per 1,000 women in 1990.

Posted 12/09/13 (Mon) read more »

New Survey Reveals Providers Not Doing Enough to Educate Women on Birth Control Options

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) released findings from a survey of over 1,200 women ages 18 to 45, which show that women don't feel confident in their own knowledge about contraception.

Posted 11/04/13 (Mon) read more »

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