How many birth control pills do women really miss a month?

While oral contraceptives (birth control pills) remain the most popular reversible method of contraception in the United States, incorrect use is unfortunately common. In fact, one million unintended pregnancies occur every year from pill user failure. Unintended.mistimed pregnancies are a serious health issue in the United States. The public cost is more than $11 billion …

When abortion is free and legal why does a woman do it at home and die?

Authorities in the United Kingdom have revealed that Catherine Furey, a mother of five, died from a home abortion. The reports are that she drank an “industrial strength” vinegar (vinegar is acetic acid). Her sister-in-law, who apparently handed her the vinegar and who, the Manchester Evening News reports has learning difficulties, was initially charged with …

Long acting contraceptive implant dramatically reduces repeat teen pregnancies

Teen pregnancies cost the taxpayer $11 billion a year. When a teen has a baby she has up a 12% to 49% chance of having another baby within the same year. Having two teenage births dramatically increases the risk of a premature delivery and a stillbirth with the second baby as well as further decreases the …

Arizona steps up the war on women using Medicaid as a weapon again Roe

On Friday, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, the Queen of misogyny herself, signed the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act (HB 2800) into law. This law states that: “THIS STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE MAY NOT ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH OR MAKE A GRANT TO ANY PERSON THAT PERFORMS NONFEDERALLY QUALIFIED ABORTIONS …

Messing with reproductive health, Texas style

The Texas Women’s Health Program provides uninsured low income women between the ages of 18 and 44 with Pap smears, STD screening, breast exams, and contraception. Under a rule adopted March 14, 2012 WHP providers must certify they do not “perform or affiliate with an entity that performs or promotes elective abortions.” As the Federal …

Georgia passes an abortion bill filled with bad medicine and a 1st year med student mistake

The Georgia legislature passed a new abortion bill (HB 954). Yet another law (it’s only a matter of time before it’s signed) governing the practice of medicine based on nothing resembling science. The issues: Fetal pain. The law will make Georgia the seventh state to enact a gestational age limit based on the false belief …

What happens when there is no abortion law…

There is no abortion law in Canada. It is neither legal nor illegal, it is simply a medical procedure and covered by universal health care. Universally, abortions performed at hospitals are free. Whether abortions at free-standing clinics are covered varies by province/territory. Some provinces and territories with limited providers pay travel costs when women have …

9 states have legalized malpractice against women. Arizona hopes to be the 10th.

Prenatal testing during pregnancy is offered with the goal of identifying medical conditions that affect a fetus. Some of these medical conditions can be treated, other times knowing about the diagnosis in advance will affect how or even when the delivery occurs, and sometimes a condition is identified that leads a woman to choose an …

With prenatal testing I’d still have 2 kidneys

In the wake of the failure of the Blunt amendment, Rick Santorum (and many of his ilk) are is still on about government and employers paying for services that Saint Santorum deems morally and religiously wrong. This of course still means contraception and prenatal testing, because apparently morally and religiously objectionable only applies to women’s …

If governments were really serious about reducing abortion IUDs would have no co-payment

The hypocrisy of the ever-increasing state government attacks on choice is simply appalling as laws have no bearing on whether a woman has an abortion or not. For example, in Africa and Latin America where abortion is largely illegal the rate is 29 and 32 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age (respectively). In Western …