Contraception


Natural Love Stories: The Film
Tamara El-Rahi | Mar 3 2016 | comment  
The truth about women’s reproductive health options

The economics of sex
Tamara El-Rahi | Feb 26 2014 | comment  
Why is it a man’s world when it comes to sex? Well there was the pill, and then women forgot that they held the cards.

British contraceptive service admits an uncomfortable truth
Louise Kirk | Feb 24 2014 | comment  
Two of every three women seeking abortions were contraceptive users.

Women Speak For Themselves - the faces
Carolyn Moynihan | Sep 20 2012 | comment  
American women are speaking up in increasing numbers for freedom of conscience in healthcare .

IUDs: the final solution for teen pregnancy?
Mariette Ulrich | Aug 10 2012 | comment  
Teenage pregnancy rates have declined by 40 per cent since 1990. Abstinence and the pill are both claimed to have played a role. But for those who use neither, certain experts propose a solution that takes the decision out of their hands. Doesn't this show more clearly than ever before the disregard for human dignity in the contraceptive approach?

Unintended, but not unwanted
Mariette Ulrich | Aug 4 2012 | comment  
What do you do when people are choosing not to plan their pregnanies? Is choice a virtue in itself, or does it matter what choices people make?

White House in PR bid over contraceptive mandate
Carolyn Moynihan | Jun 7 2012 | comment  
Another live-streamed event is due to take place in the US in a few more hours, and this time it’s from the Obama administration, defending their beleaguered birth control mandate.

Melinda Gates, “practising Catholic”, on birth control
Carolyn Moynihan | Apr 20 2012 | comment  
Melinda Gates was holding forth at a conference in Berlin earlier this month about the necessity of universal access to contraception in the developing world.

Same old, same old from WHO
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 17 2012 | comment  
Business as usual. That’s the message from the World Health Organisation following its experts meeting last month to review the safety of hormonal contraceptives where there is a risk of HIV transmission.

What’s wrong with Obama’s birth control mandate in 12 concise points
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 16 2012 | comment  
Have a look at the following two posts on the US Catholic Bishops Conference website.

Making 13-year-olds pregnancy-proof
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 14 2012 | comment  
It was always obvious to any sane adult that giving contraceptives to teenagers would do next to nothing to stop them getting pregnant.

Bringing down the price of sex
Carolyn Moynihan | Jul 26 2011 | comment  
Talk has broken out again about a male contraceptive pill. This has happened periodically over the 50 years that women have been swallowing the pill that men invented for them.

Contraception is not preventive care
Denise J. Hunnell | Jul 20 2011 | comment  
Sexual activity is elective. Preventing the normal consequence of sexual activity, pregnancy, is elective. The use of artificial contraception to prevent pregnancy is a personal lifestyle choice, not a medically recommended therapy.

Pill improves memory - if only you could remember to take it
Carolyn Moynihan | Aug 20 2010 | comment  
The contraceptive pill could make women better gossips but no better at reading maps, if research carried out in Austria is anything to go by.

Of mice and men
Carolyn Moynihan | Jun 30 2010 | comment  
Why has there never been a male contraceptive pill? Probably because, knowing that women have stronger reasons to carry this burden, nobody was trying very hard. But now, 50 years after women started risking their health and happiness by swallowing synthetic hormones on a regular basis, Israeli scientists have announced that a male pill is in sight.

Teen pregnancy: It’s the attitude, stupid
Carolyn Moynihan | Jun 7 2010 | comment  
The “comprehensive” sex education crowd in the United States are fond of saying that abstinence-only education has been responsible for the stalling of a downward trend in teenage pregnancies and childbearing that started about 1995. A new government report, however, suggests another reason.

The Pill’s deadly affair with HIV/AIDS
Carolyn Moynihan | Apr 22 2010 | comment  
Why does HIV/AIDS strike more women than men globally? Why is sub-Saharan Africa the home of the world’s largest heterosexual HIV/Aids epidemic? Why does Thailand have an HIV infection rate of over one-in-100 adults, while Japan’s rate is 0.01 per cent and the Philippines’ 0.02 per cent? One answer to these questions can be found in an article published this week by the Population Research Institute deeply implicating hormonal contraception in the AIDS epidemic.
Follow MercatorNet
Facebook
Twitter
subscribe to newsletter
Sections and Blogs
Harambee
PopCorn
Conjugality
Careful!
Family Edge
Sheila Reports
Reading Matters
Demography Is Destiny
Bioedge
Conniptions (the editorial)
Connecting
Above
Information
contact us
our ideals
our People
our contributors
Mercator who?
partner sites
audited accounts
donate
advice for writers
privacy policy
New Media Foundation
Suite 12A, Level 2
5 George Street
North Strathfield NSW 2137
Australia

editor@mercatornet.com
+61 2 8005 8605
skype: mercatornet
© New Media Foundation | powered by Encyclomedia | designed by Elleston