birth control http://wrkf.org en Doctors Don't Know What Women Want To Know About Birth Control http://wrkf.org/post/doctors-dont-know-what-women-want-know-about-birth-control Women have choices in contraception, from pills and injections to intrauterine devices and the NuvaRing. But when women discuss birth control with their doctors, they may not be getting all the information they want, a survey finds.<p>Doctors tend to think it's most important to discuss how to use contraceptives and which methods are most effective at preventing pregnancy, according to the <a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010782414001978">poll</a>, which was published in the journal <em>Contraception</em>. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:35:00 +0000 Maanvi Singh 27805 at http://wrkf.org Doctors Don't Know What Women Want To Know About Birth Control Abortions Reportedly Drop To Lowest Rate Since 1970s http://wrkf.org/post/abortions-reportedly-drop-lowest-rate-1970s Abortions in the U.S. resumed their downward trend between 2008 and 2011, according to a new study. But its authors say the recent surge of state laws intended to restrict the procedure is likely not the reason.<p>Both the abortion rate and the number of abortions (just under 1.1 million) fell 13 percent, <a href="http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/psrh.46e0414.pdf">according to the Guttmacher Institute</a>, the reproductive health think tank that's been doing the <a href="http://www.wbur.org/npr/18195345">periodic survey</a> of abortion providers since the 1970s. Sun, 02 Feb 2014 22:45:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 22061 at http://wrkf.org It's Time To Rediscover The IUD, Women's Health Advocates Say http://wrkf.org/post/its-time-rediscover-iud-womens-health-advocates-say What will it take to make intrauterine devices sexy?<p>IUDs are highly effective forms of contraception, but fear of side effects, lack of training for doctors and costs can keep women away. Health organizations and private companies are trying to change that by breaking down misconceptions and broadening access.<p>The contraceptives are inserted into the uterus and can prevent pregnancy for years. And they're reversible. Sun, 06 Oct 2013 10:02:00 +0000 editor 17097 at http://wrkf.org It's Time To Rediscover The IUD, Women's Health Advocates Say MONDAY: Activist Faye Williams, GOP Strategist Scott Wilfong http://wrkf.org/post/monday-activist-faye-williams-gop-strategist-scott-wilfong-0 <p>Activist Faye Williams and political strategist Scott Wilfong discuss the school massacre in Connecticut and renewed calls for stronger gun controls. They also discuss the removal of Susan Rice for consideration as Secretary of State, and Gov. Jindal's recent call for over-the-counter contraceptives.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:16:40 +0000 Jim Engster 3675 at http://wrkf.org Jindal Calls for 'End of Birth-Control Politics' http://wrkf.org/post/jindal-calls-end-birth-control-politics <p>In a <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324640104578163120400999616.html" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal opinion column</a>, Gov. Bobby Jindal says birth control pills should be available over-the-counter. &nbsp;</p><p>If women were allowed to get birth control without a prescription, Jindal argues, employers with moral objections would not have to pay for it and Democrats could no longer accuse Republicans of being against contraception. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:02:25 +0000 Amy Jeffries 3554 at http://wrkf.org