Tag Archives: reproductive health

Better Birth Control for Men – How Would It Work? What’s in the Pipeline?

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Most people think of contraception as an issue of women’s health and rights. But for millennia, men too have wanted choices—the means to decide whether, when, and with whom they father a child. Coitus interruptus or the “withdrawal method” was … Continue reading

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America’s best-kept sex secret: lots of us don’t want it

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America’s obsession with sex is rivaled only by America’s obsession with repressing sex—except for the millions of Americans who find the whole thing simply uninteresting. From Madison Avenue to Sunset Boulevard, from the Las Vegas Strip to Miami’s club scene, … Continue reading

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Ten Bonus Health Benefits of Birth Control

Coauthor: Robert Hatcher, M.D. M.P.H. “What do you mean, how often do I want to have my period? Are you saying I have a choice?!” We women hear a lot about side effects of birth control, but we don’t hear … Continue reading

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How America’s Obsession With Bad Birth Control Hurts and Even Kills Women

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Many women know more about the risks of birth control than about how the right contraceptive might improve their lives. For busy women, making good health decisions and actually taking care of ourselves can be a challenge, especially when practical … Continue reading

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Sustain Between the Sheets!

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Seventh Generation founder and daughter launch female-friendly, fair-trade, eco-friendly condom company —– When Meika Hollender’s dad, superstar green entrepreneur Jeffrey Hollender, first brought up the idea of founding a condom company together, Meika wasn’t quite sure what to think. But … Continue reading

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The Obvious Relationship Between Climate and Family Planning—and Why We Don’t Talk About It

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Several years ago, Bill Gates keynoted a breakfast for Seattle-based Climate Solutions, a nonprofit focused on advancing the clean energy economy and driving practical, profitable solutions to climate change. Gates opened his speech with an equation. To paraphrase: Our carbon … Continue reading

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Birth Control and Weight Gain: Is there a relationship?

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Many women worry about birth control causing weight gain. Our ancestors struggled to get enough calories just to stay alive. But now, as we try to keep our weight in a healthy range, we look at all kinds of factors: … Continue reading

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