Study: Birth Control Pills Slightly Raise Risk Of Breast CancerModern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a new study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer.
Could A Birth Control App Replace The Pill?Natural Cycles is the first app approved by the European Union as a contraceptive. The product is the brainchild of Elina Berglund and her husband Raoul Scherwitzl.
Birth Control: President Trump Expands Opt-Out For Workplace InsuranceThe Trump administration is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons.
Tennessee Jails Are Offering Inmates Shorter Sentences In Exchange For SterilizationTennessee inmates can receive upwards of 30 days cut from jail sentences if they agree to get a vasectomy or insert a contraceptive device into their body.
Supreme Court Avoids Ruling In Birth Control DisputeThe Supreme Court failed to resolve a knotty dispute between faith-based groups and the Obama administration over birth control on Monday. The justices asked lower courts to take another look at the issue in a search for a compromise.
Could Zika Increase Push For Birth Control & Abortion?There is little doubt that Zika is coming to the continental United States, bringing frightening birth defects and, most likely, newly urgent discussions about abortion and contraception.
President Obama's Health Law Birth Control Plan Returns To Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court is taking up a challenge from faith-based groups that object to an Obama administration effort to ensure their employees and students can get cost-free birth control.
5th Circuit Court Rejects Challenge To Birth Control MandateA U.S. appeals court panel has ruled that certain provisions in the Affordable Care Act dealing with birth control don't violate the religious rights of faith-based groups under federal law.
More Texas Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics Nearing Shut-DownPlanned Parenthood has no immediate plans to build more abortion clinics in Texas. Currently, only eight abortion facilities remain. These clinics -- also in Dallas and Fort Worth -- may remain open if no further court action is taken.
Docs Urge Long-Acting Birth Control For TeensA pediatrician group recommends that teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants -- long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use.
Ruling Impact On Birth Control Coverage MixedBusiness owners who don't want to pay for employee birth control are ending that coverage after the Supreme Court said they could choose on grounds of religious beliefs.
U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception MandateA divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama's health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.