Birth Control

A woman holds prescription birth control pills. (credit: Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

Texas Among States Challenging Birth Control Rule

Seven states asked to block an federal mandate that requires birth control coverage for employees of religious-affiliated hospitals, schools and programs.

02/24/2012

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Pfizer Recalls 1M Birth Control Packs Over Pregnancy Concerns

A manufacturing mix-up by Pfizer Inc., the world’s largest drug maker, led to some packets being distributed with the pills out of order. That means a patient could have unknowingly skipped a dose and raised her risk of an accidental pregnancy.

02/01/2012

A woman holds prescription birth control pills. (credit: Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

Debate Growing Over Religious Freedom & Birth Control

The volatile mix of religion, reproductive rights and politics has a new flash point.

01/30/2012

Yasmin contraceptive pills lie on a table. (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

FDA Revisits Safety Of Newer Birth Control Drugs

Birth control drugs that were heavily promoted as having fewer side effects and the ability to clear up acne and other hormonal bothers are under new scrutiny from safety regulators.

12/05/2011

A woman holds prescription birth control pills. (credit: Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

Insurers Must Cover Birth Control With No Copays

Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no co-pays, the Obama administration said Monday in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as well as social mores.

08/01/2011

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