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…|
from Helen Alvare
I want you to watch it because it sums up visually what we’ve been saying with words for months – that it’s beyond ridiculous for any government to believe that women care more about free birth control than they care about upholding the very meaning of life: to serve one another in love, in everything we do, at work and at home. Read more…
by Bob Kellogg
A Catholic university in Florida has re-filed its lawsuit against Health and Human Services over the controversial “accommodations” contraceptive mandate.
Ave Maria University has filed suit against the HHS abortion-drug “accommodation” which Becket Fund attorney Eric Baxter says does nothing to prevent the school from violating its religious convictions. Read more…
On August 1, when the Department of Health and Human Services’ “contraception mandate” began, members of Women Speak For Themselves (WSFT)—a grassroots women’s religious freedom group—demonstrated in Lafayette Park across from the White House. Though HHS postponed implementation of the mandate for religious non-profits to January 1, 2014, the women of WSFT don’t want anyone to believe that the cause of religious freedom is forgotten. And they don’t want anyone buying the phony message the government is selling (in the words of one of our members, Rachel): that “women care more about free birth control than freedom of religion.” Read more…
DENVER (June 27, 2013) – In a health care decision giving hope to opponents of the federal birth-control coverage mandate, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Hobby Lobby stores won’t have to start paying millions of dollars in fines next week for not complying with the requirement. Read more…
by Charlie Butts
Even though Plan B – the “morning-after” pill – was introduced in Sweden 12 years ago, the number of abortions has increased in that country.
The Swedish Association of Midwives says the organization was surprised and saddened to see abortions rise from 18.4 per 1,000 women in 1997 to 20.9 per 1,000 women last year, United Press International reported. Read more…
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow)
Anna Franzonello, staff counsel with Americans United for Life, tells OneNewsNow it is disappointing “to see the administration following a pattern of kowtowing to the abortion industry” when the administration was supposedly trying to protect young girls. Read more…
NEW YORK (June 11, 2013) – After setting off a storm of criticism from abortion rights groups, upset that a Democratic president had sided with social conservatives, the Obama administration said it will comply with a judge’s order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without prescriptions. Read more…