The economics of sex
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
Two of every three women seeking abortions were contraceptive users.
Women Speak For Themselves - the faces
American women are speaking up in increasing numbers for freedom of conscience in healthcare .
IUDs: the final solution for teen pregnancy?
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
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
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
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
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
Have a look at the following two posts on the US Catholic Bishops Conference website.
Making 13-year-olds pregnancy-proof
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Pill’s deadly affair with HIV/AIDS
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.
Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com