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Intrauterine Bling — 2000 years of IUD’s, from Camel Contraceptives to Body Mod

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Picture a series of copper beads on a fine titanium alloy wire curved in a graceful sphere. It looks like an earring, but you won’t find it in a jewelry store. It’s made to go in your uterus. Intrauterine contraceptives … Continue reading

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Stupidest Budget Cuts Ever – or, Why Cutting Contraception Is Not Conservative

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 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A stitch in time saves nine. One dollar spent on contraception saves three on pregnancy and newborn care, and that is just the beginning. Nationally, we spend 11 billion taxpayer … Continue reading

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Exorcising the Dalkon Shield – Time to get over a bad (contraceptive) romance.

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This post is 3 in the series:  Twenty Times Better than the Pill.  In 2002, 26 percent of Norwegian contraceptive users relied on a long acting method that they could simply fit and forget, the IUD. In the United States, … Continue reading

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The Pill is 1965 Technology

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This post is 2 in the series: Twenty Times Better than the Pill. Futurist Sara Robinson has called modern contraception the most disruptive technology of the last hundred years. From the time our ancestors first walked out of the Great Rift … Continue reading

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New Contraceptives for Cascadia: The lesson of St. Louis

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This post is 1 in the series: Twenty Times Better than the Pill. Last fall, researchers in Missouri caught the attention of public health experts and advocates across North America. Some 9,000 St. Louis women had been offered their choice of … Continue reading

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Dramatic Drop In Teen Pregnancy Really a Technology Tipping Point

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By now many Americans have read the basics: 9000 St. Louis women are offered their choice of contraceptives for free. Two years later, the teen birthrate is at 6 per 1000 instead of the country average of 34. The abortion … Continue reading

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Pamper, pamper, pamper– plus 9 other tips for falling in love with your IUD

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See the interactive slide show at the Huffington Post and vote for your favorite tip. You may have heard that an IUD can give you five to twelve years of never-have-to-think-about-it contraception. You may have heard also that, depending on which IUD you … Continue reading

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