Archive for the ‘Birth Control’ Category

On birth control women do not speak with one voice

April 2nd, 2014 Comments off

An important religious freedom case in the US Supreme Court last week had women’s groups of opposing persuasions standing outside in the sleet, brandishing banners and addressing anyone who would listen.

Part of President Obama’s health reform orders all employers except traditional religious congregations to include in their employee health insurance plans coverage of the full cost of contraceptives, including those which can cause an early abortion – or pay a fine, or restructure their business in a such way that they could be, technically, disconnected from the content of health insurance. Read more…

Entrenching a ‘duty to do wrong’ in medicine

March 28th, 2014 Comments off
Canadian government is funding a project to suppress freedom of conscience and religion

A 25-year-old woman who went to an Ottawa walk-in clinic for a birth control prescription was told that the physician offered only Natural Family Planning and did not prescribe or refer for contraceptives or related services. She was given a letter explaining that his practice reflected his “medical judgment” and “professional ethical concerns and religious values.” Read more…

ITAF – regional Conference in Dallas

March 14th, 2014 Comments off

Does having a conscience make a doctor unprofessional?

March 6th, 2014 Comments off
An Ottawa woman created a social media storm after her doctor refused to prescribe contraceptives for her.

On the morning of January 29 this year, a 25-year-old married woman went to Care-Medics Medical Centres in Ottawa, a walk-in clinic that she claims she had frequented for about two years. She wanted a prescription for birth control pills. Read more…

The economics of sex

February 27th, 2014 Comments off


by Tamara Rajakariar

Ever wonder why men seem to make less effort to pursue women, there are more break-ups and premarital partners, and marriages are later and less often? It’s all about the economics of sex – the demand, the supply and the cost. Oh, and the impact of the invention of the contraception pill. Read more…

The honest truth about breast cancer

January 10th, 2014 Comments off

by Louise Kirk

I thought I might have it, judging by a headline this week. “Higher breast cancer risk in white women ‘is due to lifestyle’”, proclaimed The Times. The paper was quoting research from the University of Oxford which has found that South Asian women are 18 per cent and black women 15 per cent less likely to acquire the disease than white women, findings representing data taken from a million UK women over the age of 50. Read more…

California Prisons Coerced Women Into Sterilization

November 13th, 2013 Comments off

By Kathleen Sloan, Consultant to the CBC (Center for Bioethics and Culture)

If you thought that the days of eugenics were ancient history, you would be terribly mistaken. The Center for Investigative Reporting has revealed that between 2006 and 2010, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation coercively sterilized approximately 150 women. In violation of prison rules, tubal ligations were performed on female inmates during labor and childbirth without their consent. It is estimated that at least 100 more were performed going back to the late 1990s. From 1997 to 2010, California taxpayers paid contracting physicians $147,460 to sterilize women at prisons in Corona and Chowchilla. Read more…

Contraceptive Failure Rates

October 29th, 2013 Comments off

Contraceptive Failure Rates: New Estimates From the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth

By Haishan Fu, Jacqueline E. Darroch, Taylor Haas and Nalini Ranjit

Find full study and complete tables here.

Table 1. Percentage of U.S. women experiencing contraceptive failure, by duration of use and method, according to correction for abortion underreporting, 1995 National Survey of Family Growth
Duration and method Uncorrected Corrected
Unstandardized Standardized
Total 5.5 7.9 7.7
Implant 0.0 0.1 0.1
Injectable 1.3 1.2 1.0
Pill 3.0 4.4 4.3
Diaphraghm/cervical cap 5.5 7.2 8.6
Male condom 5.6 8.9 8.8
Spermicides 7.8 16.2 17.1
Withdrawal 12.4 15.6 16.3
Periodic abstinence 13.2 14.9 17.5
Total 9.9 13.1 12.9
Implant 1.8 2.0 1.4
Injectable 2.8 3.5 2.6
Pill 7.3 8.5 8.1
Diaphraghm/cervical cap 9.2 13.2 15.9
Male condom 9.7 14.9 14.7
Spermicides 16.6 28.2 29.0
Withdrawal 20.1 26.0 27.1
Periodic abstinence 20.2 21.8 25.3
Notes: Total contraceptive failure rates, uncorrected and corrected but unstandardized, are from a model including no covariate other than duration of use. Uncorrected and corrected but unstandardized method-specific failure rates are calculated from a model including duration of use, method and the interaction between duration of use and method. Corrected and standardized rates are based on a model including duration of use, method, age, union status, poverty status, the interaction between duration of use and method, and the interaction between age and union status. In the latter model, abortion data in 19 (5%) of 391 cells were transferred to adjoining cells because of lack of exposure. “Other” reversible methods were included in all models, but separate estimates for these methods are not shown, as they do not reflect experience with any specific method. Read more…

Marriage and abortion are economic issues

October 28th, 2013 Comments off

by Star Parker

Clearly it’s impossible to separate marriage, children and abortion from our overall economic picture. These factors are at the root of the economic picture.

Political discussions commonly assume there are two separate sets of issues.

There’s a social agenda — issues like abortion and marriage. And there’s an economic agenda — issues like federal spending, debt, taxes, and government programs like entitlements. Read more…

Sweetening the pill

October 16th, 2013 Comments off
A young woman dissolves the sugar coating on the contraceptive pill and exposes its harmful, anti-woman core.

Holly Grigg-Spall is a young woman who calls herself a feminist but who is deeply unpopular with some of the sisterhood right now. English, 30-ish, married to an American and living in California, she has written a book criticising the contraceptive pill. Actually, Sweetening the Pill: Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control is more than critical; it is a sweeping polemic against the pill and every form of hormonal contraception. Since this wonder drug is celebrated by mainstream feminists (Nancy Pelosi, Cecile Richards, Sandra Fluke…) as the great liberator of women, you can see why the others are peeved with her. Read more…

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