Birth control in the digital age

Photo inspired by “La Femme Fetal,” a sculpture created by former UC Berkeley student, Claire Astrow.
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Photo inspired by “La Femme Fetal,” a sculpture created by former UC Berkeley student, Claire Astrow.

  We have sent robots to Mars, yet many people in the United States still lack the resources to plan their families. Benefits of family planning are far-reaching, including reducing pregnancy complications and infant mortality, advancing educational attainment and slowing population growth. Efforts to increase birth control accessibility have resulted
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Students react to prescription-free birth control

A law regarding the accessibility of birth control pills went into effect April 8. Rather than having to go to a doctor, passing an examination and obtaining a prescription, state law now states that women can now go straight to a pharmacy and obtain birth control pills after filling out
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2017 cannot come fast enough

Sex on Tuesday

Amidst all of this freedom — all of this talk surrounding the reclamation of female bodies and the reconfiguration of lives separate from biological need — comes a dangerous rhetoric about responsibility and accountability when it comes to unwanted pregnancy.
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Dissolving false stigmas around PMS

Safe, Sane and Consensual

I’m sitting on the toilet — just using the bathroom, for crying out loud — when, all of a sudden, I’m actually crying out loud. It’s that time of the month again. Last month’s column explored how real and severe of an impact PMS can have on people’s lives. Many
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Giving up the ghost

NATIONAL ISSUES: Conservative politicans need to stop using Obama’s birth control mandate to score quick points this election season.

Political arguments often blur perceptions between right and wrong. In allowing religiously-affiliated institutions to shift the cost of birth control to the health insurance companies they contract, President Barack Obama fulfilled a moral obligation to provide uniform healthcare to all Americans and a political obligation to compromise with respectful dissenters.
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Accept the condom, love the condom

Alright, I know many of you – both girls and boys – are already rolling your eyes and thinking about how much you hate having sex with condoms, how it doesn’t feel as good (or “natural”), how you might not even feel anything and that you’re just not going to
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