Tanai Smith, a 25-year-old student and mother from Baltimore, explains how a rare intrauterine device complication led to an infection and the loss of her ovaries, uterus, and toes.
Nineteen-year-old Adrienne West of Indiana is warning teens to be cautious of an unexpected outcome from prom night — namely, an unplanned pregnancy. It's something she's experienced firsthand.
An Idaho Republican state senator has been labeled a “bully” after ranting at college students who traveled hundreds of miles to discuss a birth control bill with lawmakers.
A high school student may be expelled if she doesn’t remove a Planned Parenthood sticker from her laptop. Social media is backing a teen who faces school expulsion if she doesn’t remove a Planned Parenthood sticker from her laptop. According to local paper Greenwich Time, Kate Murray, a sophomore at the all-girls private Catholic school Sacred Heart Greenwich, decorated her laptop with stickers, one of which reads, “I stand with Planned Parenthood.” On Tuesday, head of school Pamela Hayes issued an ultimatum: Remove the sticker or leave school, either immediately or at the end of the academic year.
Just months after going back and forth over whether it should stop offering birth control coverage in its health plans, the University of Notre Dame will make two big changes to its healthcare policy. The switch was announced in a letter sent by Father John Jenkins, the school president, on Wednesday. According to Jenkins, Notre Dame has decided to ban third-party providers from including coverage of "abortion-inducing" contraceptives in its insurance plans and the school will also start offering coverage for "simple contraceptives" in its self-funded health plan.
Birth control doesn’t just prevent pregnancy — many women use the pill to regulate menstrual symptoms or moderate the pain associated with gynecologic disorders. Jaime King is one of them, and she wants lawmakers to know what she now knows.
Kristen Bell, Gloria Steinem, Kate Walsh, and Cecily Strong are just some of the boldface names of women who are sending Donald Trump their birth control bills.
Model Tess Holliday posted a photo on Instagram that revealed the struggle she's enduring using a different form of birth control, one that's negatively affecting her skin.
And this belief cuts across party lines, with majorities of Republican, Democratic, and independent businesswomen all favoring expanded birth control access.
Democratic attorneys general in Massachusetts and California have filed federal lawsuits against the Trump administration in response to rollbacks of contraceptive mandates in the Affordable Care Act.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Friday undermined requirements under the Obamacare law that employers provide insurance to cover women's birth control, keeping a campaign pledge that pleased his conservative Christian supporters. New rules from the Department of Health and Human Services will let businesses or non-profit organizations lodge religious or moral objections to obtain an exemption from the law's mandate that employers provide contraceptives coverage in health insurance with no co-payment.
Under the ACA, 62 million American women were able to access birth control without any copay under their insurance plan. A new rule from the Trump administration undoes this part of the preventive care requirement of the ACA.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming religious or moral objections, issuing new rules Friday that take another step in rolling back the Obama health care law.
"We are 100 percent done! Absolutely, positively done with having kids," Antonio’s wife, Terricka Cromartie, told Us magazine. "We've been blessed with these guys, but adding to it, I think, would kill us both!"
Through a series of online videos, Bayer is helping to decipher between fact and fiction when it comes to contraception.
A omplaint alleges that a Walgreens in Albuquerque, N.M., discriminated against a female patient by refusing to fill a prescription related to birth control.
Many of the programs that would provide access for women denied coverage would have their funding slashed by the Trump budget and ACA-replacement plan.
"Donald Trump's budget makes clear his view that women and children are at the bottom of the barrel," says the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
The Trump-issued executive order does away with guaranteed birth control coverage for employees of religiously owned institutions, but it also goes a step further. On Thursday, President Trump signed the Executive Order on Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty. The order loosens the tax code so religious organizations are no longer prohibited from overtly supporting or campaigning against political candidates.
Pregnancy with an IUD is rare, but it can happen, as an Alabama woman learned. Here’s how to use them and how, sometimes, they fail.
Speculation is emerging that the Court could likely side with the plaintiff, a ruling that experts say could create a slippery slope for women’s health.