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…
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…
by Louise Kirk
An International Planned Parenthood ad.
When I was in Sydney last May, a headline in the free MX newspaper handed out in the underground caught my eye. “Contraception education failing the young”, it announced and went on to say that half of all pregnancies in Australia aren’t planned. Young women were sticking with “the most unreliable forms of contraception”. Read more…
The marriage expert is working to help individuals and families heal from the ill effects caused by today’s sexually permissive culture.
The Ruth Institute, which has focused primarily on defending marriage to college students, has changed its mission and now hopes to create a mass social movement to counteract the ill effects of the sexual revolution, such as the breakdown of family life, including cohabitation, divorce and unwed pregnancies. Read more…
As we all know now, when President Obama repeatedly preached the tenet, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan,” what he really meant was that you could keep your insurance, not if you liked it, but if he liked it. Since then thousands of Americans have discovered that the insurance they liked did not meet Obamacare standards and so they got dumped from their plans and redirected toward the glitchy and hackable government website to choose president-approved healthcare. Read more…
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…
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a young Michigan woman against the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and certain individuals associated with a Catholic hospital in Muskegon, Michigan. The lawsuit seeks damages and a declaration that the USCCB’s Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services violate the duties that doctors and hospitals owe to patients. Read more…
The American Academy of Pediatrics, a national organization of pediatric healthcare providers, recently issued a position statement that advocates pediatricians not only teach teens how to use condoms but also to dispense them in the office. Intuitively, this makes sense. Used correctly and consistently, condoms decrease the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) and unwanted pregnancies. Therefore, increased availability of condoms coupled with more education Read more…
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|
|FIRST SIX MONTHS OF USE|
|FIRST 12 MONTHS OF USE|
|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…|