Category Archives: Reproductive Health

It’s Time for Religion to Get Out of the Healthcare Business

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When you have to make hard medical decisions, who do you want in the room? Religious belief is on the decline in the U.S., and medical knowledge is on the increase. This makes it particularly ironic that so much of … Continue reading

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Intrauterine Bling — 2000 years of IUD’s, from Camel Contraceptives to Body Mod

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Picture a series of copper beads on a fine titanium alloy wire curved in a graceful sphere. It looks like an earring, but you won’t find it in a jewelry store. It’s made to go in your uterus. Intrauterine contraceptives … Continue reading

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The Male Pill–Are We Ready?

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I want to be able to take matters into my own hands and make sure I cannot father a kid until I choose. –Brian, California t As a young sexually active male in a committed relationship, I would like to … Continue reading

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Better Birth Control for Men: 8 Promising Possibilities

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My teenage nephew came to visit last summer, and I asked him if there was anything he needed from the drug store. “Uh, condoms?” he said. It was easier to ask liberal Aunt Val than Grandma, who is raising him. … Continue reading

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How Male Birth Control Could Change Our Lives

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Safe, effective birth control for men is long overdue. Consider a tale of two siblings: When Mary hit middle school, she began having such painful periods that her father once called the paramedics, thinking she had a ruptured appendix. But … Continue reading

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