Contraception and family planning

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George Washington University installs emergency contraception vending machine
Students led effort over concern for reproductive rights after supreme court struck down constitutional right to abortion

Gloria Oladipo in New York

30, Jan, 2023 @9:49 PM

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Texas minors need parental approval for federally funded birth control – court
Trump-appointed judge rules that children must have parental consent for contraception, in state where most abortion is banned

Erum Salam

05, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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GPs in Australia ask for all contraceptives to be subsidised and end to abortion ‘postcode lottery’
Exclusive: ‘We need to do more to improve access to and affordability of the full range of contraceptive options,’ Senate inquiry told

Melissa Davey Medical editor

21, Dec, 2022 @9:11 PM

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Charlotte Jones obituary
Other Lives: GP who pioneered family planning services and sought to make childbirth as positive as possible for women

Lynn May

23, Nov, 2022 @5:50 PM

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What Tanzania tells us about Africa’s population explosion as the world hits 8bn people
Dar es Salaam, which is heading for megacity status, typifies a region growing three times faster than the global average

Caroline Kimeu in Dar es Salaam

15, Nov, 2022 @3:00 PM

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University of Idaho says staff can offer condoms for STDs – not birth control
Memo warns employees they should not speak in support of abortion following state ban on procedure

Gloria Oladipo

27, Sep, 2022 @4:45 PM

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Dame Valerie Beral obituary
Distinguished epidemiologist who showed the pill was safe and shed light on many other health issues

Penny Warren

18, Sep, 2022 @4:14 PM

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More than 160m women unable to get contraception they need, study finds
Half of women without access live in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia, says global research

Andrew Gregory Health editor

21, Jul, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Are there enough concrete commitments in the women’s health strategy to truly ‘reset the dial’?
Analysis: While elements of the strategy are thoughtful and will make a meaningful difference, others have either appeared out of the blue or slipped from view entirely

Hannah Devlin Science Correspondent

19, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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New women’s health strategy to ‘reset the dial’
Among proposals to ‘reset the dial’ on women’s health are training for doctors and hubs across the NHS

Andrew Gregory Health editor

19, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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FDA could approve over-the-counter purchase of first birth control pill
The agency is considering the application by HRA Pharma to make Opill available without a prescription

Jessica Glenza

11, Jul, 2022 @7:14 PM

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US pharmacies reportedly set purchase limit on emergency contraception pills
Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid – as well as Amazon – have all set caps on the number of morning-after pills people can purchase

Samira Asma-Sadeque

29, Jun, 2022 @2:38 PM

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