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  • A Vaccine for Birth Control?

    05/17/2023 12:08:57 AM PDT · by thecodont · 15 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 2, 2023 | By Katherine J. Wu
    For half a century, Gursaran Pran Talwar has been developing what he hopes will be the next big thing in birth control. A nonagenarian who was once the director of India’s National Institute of Immunology, Talwar envisions bringing to market a new form of contraception that could block pregnancy without the usual trade-offs—an intervention that’s long-acting but reversible; cheap, discreet, and easy to administer; less invasive than an intrauterine device and more convenient than a daily pill. It would skip messy, sometimes dangerous side effects, such as weight gain, mood swings, and rare but risky blood clots and strokes. It...
  • MASSACHUSETTSThe Amazing Baby Boom of Billerica, Mass.20 families had 11 children and 24 families had 12 children...large families were typical of early New England.

    12/09/2022 7:43:17 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 22 replies
    New England Historical Society ^ | 2022 | New England Historical Society
    When the War of 1812 broke out, the Town of Billerica, Mass., was in the middle of an extraordinary baby boom. Twelve other families in the town had 13 children. Five had 14 offspring and one had 15. Twenty-six families each had 10 children, 20 families had 11 children and 24 families had 12 children. The largest family had 21 children by two wives. That meant 90 families accounted for 1,043 children. The average Billerica family had an average of 11.6 children per family. The town’s population grew almost exclusively because of its fecundity. In 1810, the population of the...
  • Why birth control could actually make your dating life suck

    11/09/2022 6:32:32 AM PST · by karpov · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 8, 2022 | Brooke Kato
    Ladies, if you’re striking out on bad dates your birth control could be to blame. A podcast host is claiming the pill can change to whom you’re attracted — so maybe you don’t have bad taste after all. In a viral TikTok, Elisha Covey from Dallas suggested that birth control mimics pregnancy in a woman’s body — and, to some degree, it does. The pill prevents ovulation from occurring and changes the cervical mucus, with some help from hormones, to make it harder to become pregnant. “If you are on the pill, obviously not pregnant, you’re attracted to different men...
  • AOC, looking to match GOP’s ‘uncomfortable’ abortion conversation, talks about her IUD during House hearing

    09/29/2022 1:31:09 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 29 Sep 22 | Ronn Blitzer
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., decided to reveal some "uncomfortable" personal information during a House Oversight Committee hearing about abortion, specifically regarding her personal method of birth control. Before going into a question about treatment of ectopic pregnancies, the New York Democrat noted that such circumstances can arise from the failure of an intrauterine device, or IUD. Ocasio-Cortez also decided to announce that she uses one herself, blaming Republicans for the nature of the abortion debate. "I, for example, since Republicans are forcing this conversation in uncomfortable ways, then I will meet them to it," Ocasio-Cortez said. "I have an IUD....
  • "When You Change Women’s Sex Hormones, You Change Women" — It Turns Out There's Evidence That Hormonal Birth Control Actually Affects Who You're Attracted To, And Now I'm Questioning Everything

    09/23/2022 10:58:43 AM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    Buzzfeed via Yahoo ^ | September 21, 2022
    Dr. Hill told BuzzFeed that birth control pills can affect so much more than our ability to become pregnant: "The birth control pill changes women’s sex hormones, which means that its effects go far beyond contraception. There are hormone receptors on virtually all cells in the body – including all major structures in the brain. Because of this, hormonal birth control can have an impact on nearly every aspect of who a woman is." To date, research finds that hormonal birth control can influence all kinds of things, such as "a woman’s mate preferences" and even "her relationship satisfaction." She...
  • NOT TO BE SNIPPED AT Inside bizarre TikTok trend that sees young men getting VASECTOMIES on camera as cases rocket across the US

    08/17/2022 3:28:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 87 replies
    The Sun ^ | August 17, 2022 | Imogen Braddick
    AS America grapples with a crackdown on abortion and a looming financial crisis, more young men are turning to vasectomies - and filming it for TikTok. Demand for vasectomies appears to have shot up dramatically in every corner of the US since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in July, which guaranteed a woman the right to an abortion. For most people, getting "the snip" is a decision you make in later life. It refers to male sterilisation and it cuts or seals the tubes that carry a man's sperm to permanently prevent pregnancy. Many men go for this...
  • Too Many People Alive [semi-satire]

    08/17/2022 10:20:33 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 August 2022 | John Semmens
    Yuval Noah Harari, historian, futurist, and World Economic Forum (WEF) adviser declared that "we just don't need the vast majority of the population that is alive today. The modern technologies we have in the 21st century have rendered most of humanity redundant." Harari admitted that "solving this problem will be difficult. For most common people the most important thing in their lives is family. Yet, to get down to the maximum ideal population of around 500 million persons will require a 95% reduction of the current 7.75 billion who live on the planet. Better birth control may seem like the...
  • Woman Terrified She May Have To Actually Use One Of The Dozens Of Cheap, Readily Available Methods of Birth Control In Post-Roe America

    07/26/2022 2:08:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | July 25, 2022 | The Babylon Bee
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Thousands of women around the country are being forced to face a terrifying new reality in which they actually have to use one of the dozens of cheap, readily available methods of birth control in post-Roe America. "For the first time, my habit of having unprotected sex with a different Tinder date every week to fill the empty hole in my soul may have consequences," said local concerned woman Sandra Tibbensburg. "I can't be bothered to stop at the gas station and pay three bucks for a pack of Trojans every time I go to a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Official: Vatican Justifies (Artificial) Contraception

    07/06/2022 3:30:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 6, 2022 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Official: Vatican Justifies (Artificial) ContraceptionIf "practical circumstances" make “the choice to generate irresponsible”, one may resort to contraceptive techniques, Prelate Gilfredo Marengo writes in Theological Ethics of Life, a book collecting talks giving at a conference organised by the Pontifical Academy "for Life" and published July 1 by the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, the Vatican's official publishing house.Lima's Pachamama-Archbishop Carlos Castillo writes in his contribution that “it is not healthy for mankind to always have 'swords of Damocles,' threatening damnation, whenever norms are neglected” referring to artificial methods of contraception, not to the Roman Rite which Francis tries to...
  • 'Up 900%': Roe reversal sends young men rushing to get vasectomies

    07/01/2022 12:55:27 PM PDT · by Twotone · 70 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 1, 2022 | Staff
    Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the idea of not being able to send their lady friends off to the local abortion clinic seems to have prompted young men to take interest in a permanent form of contraception. According to the Washington Post, doctors across the country are seeing a huge spike in requests for vasectomies in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling one week ago, and men under the age of 30 feature prominently among those now seeking the procedure. A Florida urologist told the outlet that he's seen vasectomy requests jump from four or...
  • Amazon, Rite Aid cap purchase of emergency contraceptives

    07/01/2022 8:00:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 1, 2022 | HALELUYA HADERO, Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Amazon is limiting how many emergency contraceptives consumers can buy, joining other retailers who put in place similar caps following the Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade. Amazon’s limit, which temporarily caps purchase of the contraceptives at three units per week, went into effect on Monday, a spokesperson for the e-commerce giant confirmed to The Associated Press. The company did not share further details on what emergency contraceptive products were limited for purchase, but a listing showed the cap applied to Plan B, the popular “morning after” pill.
  • The Birth Control Industry Is Neither Liberating Nor Pro-Woman, But Fertility Awareness Is Both

    05/19/2022 12:17:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The ^ | May 19, 2022 | Grace Emily Stark
    We’ve been sold a bill of goods about contraception and abortion, things we’re told ‘liberate’ us that actually suppress what makes us women.In all of the furor surrounding the (likely) imminent demise of Roe v. Wade, it has become clear to me that women have been made to fear and resent their biology for far too long. Too many women have bought the lie that they have no options but to rely on hormonal contraceptives and, if that fails, abortion. But the broad dependence on these methods — making women responsible to manage their own and men’s fertility — is...
  • The Party That Wants To Pay For Moms To Put Their Babies In Daycare Now Supports Breastfeeding

    05/17/2022 6:19:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | May 17, 2022 | Anna Zeigler
    Our daughters deserve to be treated authentically; they should not become fodder for political spats.As the 1987 film “The Princess Bride” nears its satisfying conclusion, a distraught Princess Buttercup, thinking her Westley is lost to her, picks up a dagger and presses it to her chest. As she contemplates life without her Westley, Westley, reclining nearby, admonishes her with, “There’s a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours.” Lately, headlines have been hyper-focused on female anatomy. Due to the leak of Justice Alito’s draft addressing Dobbs, a challenge to Roe, and the...
  • Male contraceptive pill could enter human trials in just two months, inventors say, after study on mice showed it could prevent 99% of pregnancies

    04/26/2022 3:11:44 PM PDT · by algore · 41 replies
    A male contraceptive pill could be tested in humans in just two months, scientists say — after it showed promise in trials on mice. Researchers at the University of Minnesota, who invented the drug, say it could enter clinical trials as early as this July. The non-hormonal pill, medically named YCT529, blocked 99 per cent of pregnancies in mice during tests — putting it on a par with the female birth control medication. It also did not trigger any visible side-effects, such as weight gain, and male mice were able to father pups four to six weeks after administration was...
  • The Barren Womb and IVF Part 1 - A Protestant perspective

    02/12/2022 7:02:05 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    A Puritan's Mind ^ | Dr. C. Matthew McMahon
    “…but Hannah had no children.” - 1 Samuel 1:2 Is IVF, AID, or AIH (forms of Artificial Insemination) ethical from a Christian position? There are two views by which I would like to investigate this. First by way of Joseph Fletcher who opposes the Bible, and second by way of the Biblical picture. ...Fletcher believes that AI is an answer for a problematic dilemma which carries couple to a wonderful end. (He is a avid adherent to Consequentialism – that the means does not matter so long as the ends are acceptable.) Though AI and IVF may involve masturbation, this...
  • If You Let Government Parent, Don’t Be Surprised When It Claims Your Kids

    11/16/2021 8:45:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 16, 2021 | Julie Gunlock
    Is it any wonder school officials view themselves as the leading authorities on children?Glenn Youngkin’s gubernatorial win in Virginia sent a clear message to government bureaucrats: treat parents with more respect. Parents are paramount to their kids’ welfare and education, and they have a right to be angry when treated otherwise. Yet parents should also reflect on how we got here and consider how they share at least some of the blame. For decades, public schools have encroached on some basic parental responsibilities — from feeding kids to health care to helping with homework. Is it any wonder school officials...
  • Pro-life Activist: In 35 Years of China’s One-Child Policy, 360 to 400 Million Babies Aborted

    05/04/2015 8:49:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 4, 2015 | 3:16 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    A Chinese attorney who escaped house arrest in his home country for his efforts to protect women from forced abortion for violating the government’s one-child policy said on Thursday that in the 35 years since the practice hundreds of millions of babies have been killed. “Over the past 35 years, China has killed a total of 360 to 400 million young lives as a result of its inhumane and violent birth control policies,” Chen Guangcheng, now senior fellow at Catholic University of America said at a hearing of the Congressional Executive Commission on China. “During a six-month period of 2005,...
  • Pennsylvania Democrat Wants 'Inseminators' to Undergo Mandatory Vasectomies

    10/05/2021 7:27:58 AM PDT · by fwdude · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Oct 4, 2021 | Matt Margolis
    Rep. Chris Rabb, a Democrat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, has introduced a bill that “will require all inseminators to undergo vasectomies within 6 weeks from having their third child or 40th birthday, whichever comes first.“ He announced his intention to introduce the bill on Twitter, ironically including the hashtag #ReproductiveRights with it.
  • Hormonal Birth Control Is Killing Women. Why Won’t The FDA Talk About It?

    09/21/2021 9:31:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 21, 2021 | Grace Emily Stark
    Many women are realizing the synthetic hormones in most methods of contraception come with side effects and risks that are annoying and sometimes dangerous.If you’ve watched TV in the last week, you’ve likely seen a commercial for a novel form of birth control called Phexxi. You could hardly miss it, starting as it does with “Welcome to my vagina,” and starring actress Annie Murphy from the wildly popular Emmy award-winning Canadian sitcom “Schitt’s Creek.” As the bubbly Murphy struts about in a cavernous pink bedroom, she promises that Phexxi is something that women have always wanted: an effective, “in the...
  • Texas Woman Wishes There Were Some Activity She Could Abstain From To Be Sure She Won't Get Pregnant

    09/03/2021 12:09:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | September 2, 2021 | The Babylon Bee
    DALLAS, TX—As new restrictions on abortion go into effect in Texas, more and more concerned residents are speaking out about their loss of abortion access. We caught up with Dallas resident Debbie Woods to discuss the impact of the new law on her life. “I probably get four or five abortions a year, so this will definitely impact me directly,” Woods said. "I just can't have a kid right now. I’m sleeping over at a different guy’s house like five nights a week. Nobody’s going to want to hook up with me if I’ve got a baby in tow!” Woods...