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2010-05-07 07:40:00

A half-century after the introduction of birth control in the United States, millions of women are still being preached to by the Roman Catholic hierarchy to abstain from using the pill. Although the orders are still being made to this day, it is obvious that woman stopped listening long ago. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 98 percent of American women between the ages of 15 and 44 have used some form of contraception and more than 44 million...

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2010-03-17 08:59:54

No increase in unprotected sex Providing emergency contraception to women in advance of need does not reduce pregnancy rates, despite increased use and faster use after unprotected sexual intercourse. These are the findings according to a new review published in The Cochrane Library. Women who take emergency contraception up to five days after unprotected sex are less likely to become pregnant. But there are many reasons why women may not be able to access emergency contraception within this...

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2009-10-20 11:10:00

The condom is now as popular as the pill for UK women, newest figures say. 25% of the 1,093 women surveyed preferred condoms, the same amount that chose the birth control pill. Experts are happy about the figures as condoms fight off sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy. About half of those who use condoms refer to their desire to not contract STIs as their reason for use. 50% of the 2,557 people questioned in the United Kingdom said TV programs and commercials had informed them...

2009-10-03 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued the following statement on Respect Life Sunday: "This Sunday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops holds its annual Respect Life Sunday. On this occasion, we would like to encourage the US bishops to also respect the truth. A recent publication by the USCCB, a brochure entitled Contraception: The Fine Print, and recent polls on healthcare reform prove that the bishops' desire...

2008-10-06 09:00:57

The moral debate over the supply of emergency contraception continues to rage on in the pages of pharmaceutical journals nationwide, and Ruth Johnson's case is by no means unique. According to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, pharmacists are within their rights to refuse any professional service - including the supply of emergency hormonal contraception - on the basis of moral or religious grounds. The Telegraph's health reporter SHARON BAKER spoke to members of local...


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