Tag Archives: MIrena

Stupidest Budget Cuts Ever – or, Why Cutting Contraception Is Not Conservative

This gallery contains 9 photos.

 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A stitch in time saves nine. One dollar spent on contraception saves three on pregnancy and newborn care, and that is just the beginning. Nationally, we spend 11 billion taxpayer … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Contraceptive Revolution: Lowering remaining barriers.

This gallery contains 1 photo.

This post is 4 in the series: Twenty Times Better than the Pill.  Imagine a future in which every child is a chosen child.Imagine a future in which a woman becomes fertile only when she wants to have a child—a future … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exorcising the Dalkon Shield – Time to get over a bad (contraceptive) romance.

This gallery contains 3 photos.

This post is 3 in the series:  Twenty Times Better than the Pill.  In 2002, 26 percent of Norwegian contraceptive users relied on a long acting method that they could simply fit and forget, the IUD. In the United States, … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Pill is 1965 Technology

This gallery contains 1 photo.

This post is 2 in the series: Twenty Times Better than the Pill. Futurist Sara Robinson has called modern contraception the most disruptive technology of the last hundred years. From the time our ancestors first walked out of the Great Rift … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

New Contraceptives for Cascadia: The lesson of St. Louis

This gallery contains 1 photo.

This post is 1 in the series: Twenty Times Better than the Pill. Last fall, researchers in Missouri caught the attention of public health experts and advocates across North America. Some 9,000 St. Louis women had been offered their choice of … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Birth Control and Weight Gain: Is there a relationship?

This gallery contains 5 photos.

Many women worry about birth control causing weight gain. Our ancestors struggled to get enough calories just to stay alive. But now, as we try to keep our weight in a healthy range, we look at all kinds of factors: … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Hey, Ladies! Thinking About Ditching Your Period? A Doctor Answers 12 Puzzling, Scary, and Hopeful Questions

This gallery contains 1 photo.

How often do you want to have your period? When modern contraceptives first got formulated, back in the 1950’s the men in charge made a simple assumption that would affect millions of women over the next half century:  They assumed … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments