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The history of birth control

29Oct09

Check out Newsweek magazine’s slideshow on the history of birth control. It has pictures and descriptions of birth control devices from long ago. We are also happy to see that the slideshow lists Plan B as one of the modern advances in birth control. (and that Newsweek correctly lists it as contraction, not abortion).

Medical study shows pharmacy students have bias against EC

07Oct09

A study published on Sept 20, 2009 titled Exploring Emergency Contraception Knowledge Among Florida Pharmacy School Students A Preliminary Assessment by Richman and Daley has found that while schools report that they are teaching about EC, students are reporting that their knowledge of EC comes from outside of the classroom. Furthermore, they have preconceived biases […]

Plan B increases competition for mates!

14Sep09

Most women would agree that oral contraceptives are one of the greatest inventions of all time — especially for women. Having access to a reliable form of birth-control freed women to work, have children when they were ready. Abortion and birth control also allowed women to marry when they wanted to — not because they […]

Who suffers the consequences of teen pregnancy?

12May09

Bristol Palin and Jaime Lynn Spears might be the new faces of teen pregnancy these days, but this week’s New York Magazine’s excellent article on teen mothers brings us back to reality.  In real life, teen mothers are most likely to be women who live in poverty. The article tells the story of a teenager […]

Is Plan B a boon for sexual predators?

02May09

Today,  I read a very interesting reason for being against Plan B. Some opponents claim that Plan B is bad for women because it removes any consequences for rapist and pedophiles from having sex! From “The Other McCain” blog: “What next? Over-the-counter roofies?” Plan B—the drug that allows guys to breathe a sigh of relief […]

Is 17 too young for plan b?

23Apr09

Its interesting to note that when telling my friends about the fact that 17 year-olds can now get plan-b (emergency contraception) without a perscription several of them initially recoiled. It was an immediate reaction to the following thought process: – plan b – sex – unprotected sex – my daughter – NO! We understand. Here […]

Monday, March 23, was a Big Day for Plan B!

24Mar09

The Decision Judge Korman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ordered the FDA to reconsider its decision to limit the OTC sale of Plan B to 18 years of age and older. It also ordered the FDA to act within 30 days to extend over-the-counter access to every-one 17 […]

19Mar09

Friday was a great day! We were in Yonkers educating people about Plan B which is a high dose of birth control that can stop a woman from becoming pregnant if taken within 5 days of unprotected sex. It is more effective the sooner you take it. If you take it within 3 days, it […]

Is EC too expensive?

29Jan09

Plan B is available over-the-counter, without a prescription, to women (and men) 18 years of age and older, but it costs between $30 and $60, depending on the pharmacy. While this amount may not sound so expensive to some, to low-income women it can mean choosing between necessities or the drug. (Buy food, pay the […]

Vote

04Nov08

Just a reminder to get out there and vote today!


 

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