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Does the Mirena IUD increase the risk of breast cancer? New data

A new study has been published suggesting a link between breast cancer and the Mirena IUS (intrauterine system). The Mirena IUS is used commonly in many European countries and is increasing in use in the United States (with good reason, it is… 1,160 more words

Contraception

Why can't women just use the other 16 contraception methods not mentioned in Hobby Lobby ruling?

I get asked this question a lot.

It gets tweeted, posted on my blog, and I am asked in person.

Sometimes people are really genuine. I understand everyone doesn’t have the same medical background, and so for some it is a legitimate question. 476 more words

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Contraception Chit-Chat

“The very word Birth-Prevention would strike a chill into the public, the instant it was blazoned on headlines…. They dare not call it by its name, because its name is very bad advertising.”
~ G.K. Chesterton

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Chesterton

The "Right" Birth Control

So, what really is the “right” birth control?  This is a complicated question and unfortunately has a complicated answer.  The good news is that in this day and age, there are a lot of options, but the bad news is that you still have to pick one.  1,048 more words

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How does Plan B really work? Don't ask the Supreme Court, ask an OB/GYN

Never has a medication been more misunderstood than poor Plan B (levonorgestrel or LNG), a post coital contraceptive (a.k.a. morning-after pill).

It’s not just Justices Alito, Thomas, Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy and Dr. 1,107 more words

Abortion

An OB/GYN's opinion on the Supreme Court, Hobby Lobby, and contraception

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, sided with Hobby Lobby (and much of the religious right in the United States) and ruled that a closely held private corporation does not have to provide insurance coverage for certain birth control methods. 935 more words

Abortion

Does the Birth Control Pill Cause an Abortion?

This question is going to come up a lot over the next few weeks in the wake of the most recent Supreme Court decision. SCOTUS ruled that Hobby Lobby and other businesses should not pay for contraceptives if it violates their religious principles to do so. 291 more words

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