Tag Archives: unintended pregnancy

Will Unequal Access to New IUD’s and Implants Worsen America’s Economic Divide?

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Unwanted pregnancy is contributing to a new “caste system” in America according to a new Guttmacher report. Is that about to get worse?  When new and better technologies become available only to people who are already privileged, the rich get richer … 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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Picture a Technology Revolution. In Contraception. It’s Here!

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Imagine a future in which a woman becomes fertile only when she wants to become pregnant. Accidental pregnancy has faded into history, and the thought of a child coming into the world unplanned is startling. In other words, in this … Continue reading

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