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Yeah, Zika’s still a thing — so why won’t Congress pass funding to fight it?

The CDC estimates up to 10,300 pregnant women will contract Zika before year's end. Come on, Congress.


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Surprise! Creating barriers to the abortion pill actually just ends up hurting women.

The results are in on the effects of an Ohio Supreme Court ruling that limited access to medication abortion -- and they're not pretty.


Feminist funnywoman Caitlin Moran says the planet doesn’t need your babies

The "British Tina Fey" makes the best case you've ever read for not having kids. And for feminism too.


Third-World problems in the First World: We need family planning to fight poverty in the U.S. too

A big article in The New York Times examines single motherhood and poverty, but fails to mention birth control. That's quite the omission.


Caring about family planning does not make you a slut, according to Melinda Gates

As she gears up for a big family-planning summit in London, Melinda Gates goes on "The Colbert Report" and CNN to dispel pesky rumors about her contraceptive campaign.


A male birth control dudes might actually use

You know what doesn’t do a lot to help reduce unwanted births? Putting women in sole charge of contraception, then making it nigh-impossible for them to exercise any reproductive freedom. We could improve sex ed, affordability of birth control pills, …


Newly discovered mushroom is actually a rubber vagina

Well here’s a story that sounds like an urban legend: Villagers in China unearthed a mysterious plant that they thought might be some type of mushroom. It’s described as “fleshy and meaty,” with “something that looks like lips” at one …