January 15, 2013
In our society today, newborns are injected with loads of chemicals nearly as soon as they enter the world. In the name of “prevention”, we give them vaccines that we aren’t even sure are safe. As a matter of fact, in many cases, we know them to be unsafe. This is the case with the hepatitis B vaccine, approved for infants at birth but admittedly responsible for [...]
ELIZABETH, N.J. (CN) – A gay HIV-positive man says in court that a hospital denied him treatment and visitors, as the doctor remarked, “This is what he gets for going against God’s will.”
Joao Simoes sued Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Union County Superior Court. He says that the hospital admitted him in August 2011, but that “requests for his lifesaving medication were not honored,” and his sister was denied visitation [...]
Women who took emergency contraceptive pills after unprotected sex were up to 20 times more likely to get pregnant compared with those who had IUD inserted
Girls as young as 11 and 12 should be fitted with coils after unprotected sex rather than being given the morning after pill, say researchers.
They have calculated that it is almost 100 per cent effective at preventing pregnancies compared to the emergency pill which has [...]
February 16, 2012
Even as some conservative politicians and Catholic prelates create controversy over the availability of contraception in health insurance plans, Pennsylvania’sShippensburg University has been making the so-called “morning-after pill” available to students via a vending machine in the campus student health center.
Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last year recommended allowing the Plan B emergency contraceptive to be sold over the counter to women under 17 years old (only [...]
February 1, 2012
It has been proven to drastically decrease the chances of contracting HIV before one is even exposed to the virus: Truvada is considered a medical breakthrough by some, yet others fear the once-a-day prevention pill could spur a deadly AIDS epidemic.
The drug — a small, blue pill ingested orally — is currently awaiting FDA approval. Its manufacturer, Gilead, argues that Truvada would reduce the risk of risk of [...]
LONDON (Reuters) – Young people across the globe are having more unprotected sex and know less about effective contraception options, a multinational survey revealed on Monday.
The “Clueless or Clued Up: Your Right to be informed about contraception” study prepared for World Contraception Day (WCD) reports that the number of young people having unsafe sex with a new partner increased by 111 percent in France, 39 [...]
Greetings, hardcore rapture party rats! We don’t want to rain on your parade as you prepare to celebrate this Saturday, May 21, 2011, the date Oakland Bible maven and Family Radio President Harold Camping has picked as the end of the world. But, well, we think some management of expectations is in order here. You see, it turns out that Camping has predicted the end [...]
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – More U.S. women seem to be using the “morning-after” pill now that the emergency contraceptive is available over-the-counter, a new study finds.
Researchers found that between 2006 and 2008, about twice as many women ages 15 to 44 said they had used emergency contraception, compared with four to six years earlier — when it was still restricted to prescription-only.
The emergency contraceptive Plan B has [...]