Birth control pills may be $9 a pack at Target, but that’s not the point

In the wake of the discussion about contraception and whether insurers should have the right to deny coverage based on religious or moral beliefs many newspapers and bloggers have jumped on the cost of generic birth control pills at Target and Wal-Mart: $9 a pack. Someone even posted, in reference to Sandra Fluke at Georgetown, […]

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 […]

Why Obama is wrong about Plan B and why it matters

The President threw his support behind Kathleen Sebelius and her decision not to allow Plan B (emergency contraception, also known as the morning after pill) to be sold over-the-counter to adolescents 16 and younger. (Currently anyone 17 or older can buy Plan B). He stated the following: “The reason Kathleen made this decision is that […]

10 reasons why Plan B should be OTC for all ages

1. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Aspirin are available over-the-counter (OTC) both highly lethal when taken in over dose. One bottle is all it takes. No age limit or mental health screen is required before purchasing either. 2. Plan B is most effective the sooner you take it. Reducing barriers to getting it (i.e. calling a doctor, asking […]

Myth busters, GYNO style: does the copper IUD affect copper levels in the blood?

I’m not sure where some of the GYNO myths start, but according to my colleagues, there are a lot of questions circulating about the safety of the copper IUD with respect to copper in the blood stream. “Will my copper IUD affect copper levels in my blood” is a reasonable question, especially knowing that individuals […]

Gynecology survival guide for the zombie apocalypse

You never know when the zombie apocalypse might be upon us. The CDC has excellent information on general survival skills, but they neglected to include crucial GYNO information. Sure, clean drinking water and 3 days of food is important and all, but let’s face it, you don’t want the natural disaster to spread to your reproductive […]

Are condoms with spermicide a good idea?

You are standing in the grocery store staring at the overwhelming selection of condoms. The last time you had sex there was an unfortunate incident involving breakage and you are eager to avoid the pregnancy panic and STD scare that ensued. You look at the condoms with spermicide thinking that extra-protection sounds like a good […]