Birth Control

How Did The Contraceptive Pill Transform Society?

Katharina Grimm | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katharina Grimm

The pill revolutionised sex and the way women lived their lives. In 1971, just ten years after the pill was introduced in the UK, 47% of babies were born to women under the age of 25. By 2008, this percentage had dropped to 25%.

Contraceptive Pills Double Risk Of Blood Clots

PA/The Huffington Bell | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women who take Britain's most popular contraceptive pills are being warned they risk potentially life-threatening blood clots. All GPs have been or...

Prolonged Use Of The Pill Could Affect This Part Of Your Body

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Long-term use of the contraceptive pill doubles the risk of a leading cause of blindness, a study has shown. Scientists warned that the Pill may pl...

'You Deserve To Know The Truth About Contraception' Catholic Nuns Warn

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK

You deserve to know the truth about contraception! The truth being that it makes women unattractive! That it turns men gay! That it makes men have sex...

The Social Pressure of Experiencing Motherhood

April Salchert | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
April Salchert

Childbirth is not a rite of passage. We are not cave men. We have choices. Men do not have to hunt and women do not have to gather berries and breed children. Just because our bodies are built to do something, does not mean we have to pump out children and slay wildlife.

Single Mum Pregnant At 12 'Would Be Happy' If Daughter Gave Birth At Same Age (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

A former schoolgirl who first gave birth at the age of 12 and then again at 16 says there are advantages to being a teenage mother, and that she’d b...

London Family Planning Summit: Not Business as Usual

Dr. Gary L. Darmstadt | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK
Dr. Gary L. Darmstadt

We all must be held accountable for fulfilling the promise to the poorest women and girls in the world of ensuring access to high-quality, voluntary family planning programs.

Arizona Employers 'Could Fire Female Workers For Using Birth Control Pills'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK

A proposed law in Arizona could apparently allow employers the right to fire female workers for using birth control pills. The Republican-backed H...

Limbaugh v Fluke Reminds Us the UK Contraception Battle Isn't Over

Coco Khan | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Coco Khan

On the other side of the Atlantic, the contraceptive pill is hot topic. This has been sparked by the world's greatest living PR disaster, Rush-'nought to bigot in 30 secs'- Limbaugh calling student Sandra Fluke a 'slut' for her campaign to have medical insurance cover the cost of the pill.

When Religion Enters Politics Women are the Losers

Ruth Whippman | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics
Ruth Whippman

Baroness Warsi's idea that an increased role for religion will lead to a more just society is simply not borne out by the evidence. When religion enters the murky world of politics, all too often, women are the losers.