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Trump Walks Back Remarks on Birth Control Restrictions

In an interview, he said campaign was 'looking at that'

(Newser) - In an interview released Tuesday, Donald Trump suggested he would be open to allowing states to restrict access to contraception—but he later denied saying anything of the kind.
  • Jon Delano at Pittsburgh station KDKA asked Trump if he supported any restrictions on a person's right to contraception, the
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These Pregnancy Rules Could Upend the Workplace

New regulations offer guidance on morning sickness, doctor appointments, abortion, and more

(Newser) - Pregnant employees have the right to a wide range of accommodations under new federal regulations for enforcing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act that supporters say could change workplace culture for millions of people. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency in charge of enforcing the law, adopted an expansive view...

Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pill Is on the Way to Stores

Opill has a recommended retail price of $19.99 for a one-month supply

(Newser) - Opill, the first over-the-counter birth control pill approved by the FDA , has been shipped to retailers and pharmacies and will be available for purchase later this month, Perrigo Company says. "From an online perspective, it should be available for order pretty much immediately," Perrigo exec Triona Schmelter tells...

Here Are 5 of 2023's Biggest Medical Breakthroughs

Alzheimer's meds, an OTC birth control pill, RSV vaccines all make ABC's list

(Newser) - If looking back at 2023 brings forth visions of dumpster fires in your head, take heart: There were some pretty amazing accomplishments over the past 12 months, notably on the health and science front. ABC News compiles some of the year's biggest medical breakthroughs, including a "significant milestone"...

Newsom Vetoes Bills on Condoms, Insulin

Fellow Dems aren't happy

(Newser) - Gavin Newsom has been putting his veto pen to good use in recent days, earning criticism from fellow Democrats on two bills specifically. First, on Saturday, the California governor nixed legislation that would've barred insurance companies from making consumers pay more than $35 per month out of pocket for...

Unknowingly Kept From Having Kids, They Want a Nation to Pay

67 women in Greenland demand Denmark provide compensation for involuntary birth control

(Newser) - A group of women are demanding Greenland's former colonial ruler Denmark pay millions of dollars in compensation for an involuntary birth-control campaign launched in the 1960s to limit births among Greenland's Indigenous population. Records show 4,500 intrauterine devices were fitted into females as young as 13 without...

Big Wild Card on New Birth Control Pill: The Cost
Big Wild Card on New
Birth Control Pill: The Cost
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Big Wild Card on New Birth Control Pill: The Cost

First over-the-counter oral contraceptive, Opill, will be sold in stores early next year

(Newser) - It's a milestone day in terms of reproductive health care: The FDA cleared the way for the first over-the-counter birth control pill to be sold. Which means at some point in early 2024, anyone will be able to walk into a store and buy the daily oral contraceptive—called...

FDA Panel Makes Big Move on OTC Birth Control Pill

If FDA gives full approval, it could be sold later this year

(Newser) - Federal health advisers said Wednesday that a decades-old birth control pill should be sold without a prescription, paving the way for a likely US approval of the first over-the-counter contraceptive medication, the AP reports. The panel of FDA advisers voted unanimously in favor of drugmaker Perrigo's request to sell...

I Want My IUD Out, but No One Will Do It
I Want My IUD Out,
but No One Will Do It
OPINION

I Want My IUD Out, but No One Will Do It

Fran Hoepfner writes of doctors' surprising reluctance to remove birth control device

(Newser) - When Fran Hoepfner had an intrauterine device, or IUD, inserted a few years back, she didn't do so to prevent pregnancy. Rather, she hoped it would mitigate her "awful" menstrual cycles, one of the side perks many find when using this form of birth control. The procedure wasn'...

Idaho's Abortion Ban Has Ripple Effect on Birth Control

University of Idaho might have to stop providing contraception

(Newser) - Idaho's near-total abortion ban could have consequences beyond abortion: In new guidance regarding the ban issued Friday, the University of Idaho's general counsel said the school should no longer make birth control available to students. The law's language is "unclear and untested," the message says,...

Walgreens Worker Refuses to Sell Condoms

Minnesota man says his wife was told it was because of employee's faith

(Newser) - A Minnesota man says his wife had a strange—and embarrassing—experience at a Walgreens earlier this month when she tried to buy condoms because she had left her birth control pills at home. Nathan Pentz tweeted that when his wife, Jess, was at the checkout of the Hayward store,...

For Birth Control Access in the US, a 'Groundbreaking Moment'

HRA Pharma submits application to FDA for nation's first over-the-counter birth control pill

(Newser) - Ever since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month, effectively banning abortion in states that choose to, reproductive rights advocates have worried that contraception might be the next target of conservative activists and lawmakers. One company is now trying to dismantle at least some of the barriers to...

Here, Women Under 25 Will Get Birth Control for Free

French health minister says it's 'unbearable that women cannot protect themselves'

(Newser) - Women under 25 in France will soon get birth control—including the pill, IUDs, contraceptive patches, and other methods—for free. President Emmanuel Macron's government said Thursday that it would expand an existing program offering free contraception to women under 18 beginning next year as affordability is proving an...

Mayim Bialik Now Facing Calls to Resign From Jeopardy!

Actor, podcaster under fire for past comments on parenting, vaccines

(Newser) - Executive producer Mike Richards resigned as permanent host of Jeopardy! last week, after only a day of filming, over newly resurfaced comments about women and Jews, leaving Mayim Bialik, selected as permanent host for prime-time specials, in the role of interim host. But as EJ Dickson writes at Rolling Stone ...

Supreme Court Deals Big Blow to One ObamaCare Mandate

In 7-2 ruling, exemptions expanded to requirement that free birth control be on employer health plans

(Newser) - Obtaining birth control through one's health plan at work may now be more difficult after a Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that expanded exemptions to an ObamaCare contraceptive mandate, NBC News and CNN report. In a 7-2 decision penned by Justice Clarence Thomas, the high court cleared the way for...

In China, a 'Slow, Painful, Creeping Genocide'
In China, a 'Slow, Painful,
Creeping Genocide'
INVESTIGATION

In China, a 'Slow, Painful, Creeping Genocide'

AP report: Country is systematically forcing birth control on Uighurs to cut down Muslim population

(Newser) - The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country's Han majority to have more children. While individual women have spoken out before about...

Birth Control Pills Recalled Due to Critical Packaging Error

Apotex mistake could lead women to miss pills, or to take placebos instead of active tablets

(Newser) - There's nothing wrong with the tablets themselves, but a nationwide recall of birth control pills has been announced by the Food and Drug Administration due to a packaging goof that could cause women to miss pills or take placebos, possibly leading to pregnancy, People reports. The FDA alert notes...

FDA Gives OK to Market Pregnancy- Prevention App

Natural Cycles says its technology is 93% effective, but there has been some controversy

(Newser) - "There's an app for that" is making further inroads in the contraceptives arena. USA Today reports the FDA has approved marketing for the Natural Cycles app, which claims it can help prevent pregnancy by telling a woman what days are best for avoiding sex (marked "red" days)...

Birth Control Packaging Mix-Up Could Lead to Pregnancy

Allergan is recalling 170,000 sample packs of its Taytulla

(Newser) - Allergan is voluntarily recalling packs of its birth control pills in the US because of a packaging error with placebos, increasing the possibility of unintended pregnancy. The company says four placebo pills were placed out of order in the Taytulla packs. Per the AP, Allergan says the first four days...

'Major Step Forward' for Male Birth Control Pill
Male Birth
Control Pill
Is One Step
Closer
NEW STUDY

Male Birth Control Pill Is One Step Closer

Trial shows pill is safe with minor side effects, including weight gain

(Newser) - After years of intrigue , researchers are celebrating "a major step forward" for the male birth control pill. A month-long clinical trial shows a once-daily male pill is safe and effective at suppressing the hormones needed for sperm production, and has no negative effect on sex drive, according to researchers...

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