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# contraception - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Polanski blames the Pill for 'masculinising' women

Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, the filmmaker said he thought feminism and advances in contraception had blurred the distinctions between the sexes.

# contraception - Friday 5 April, 2013

US court orders wider access for morning after pill regardless of age

The judge ruled that current restrictions requiring teens to obtain a prescription were “politically motivated” and “scientifically unjustified”.

# contraception - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Philippines signs controversial new law easing access to contraception

Philippines legislators passed the landmark law providing government funding for contraceptives and sexuality classes, despite strong opposition from the dominant Roman Catholic Church.

# contraception - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Extract: How contraception was ‘an Irish solution to an Irish problem’

In 1979, Charles Haughey made his famous speech about contraception in Ireland. John Drennan looks back at that day in an extract from his new book.

# contraception - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Poll: Should contraception be free? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should contraception be free?

Research has found that people are having difficulty meeting the costs of contraception. Should Ireland follow the lead of other countries and make all contraception available free of charge?

# contraception - Saturday 24 November, 2012

A history of symphysiotomy: the impact of Catholic ethics on Irish medicine

Extracts from a recent article by Jacqueline Morrissey published in History Ireland.

# contraception - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Column: I'm so grateful I had an unplanned pregnancy in America, not Ireland

An Irish girl recalls her experience of deciding to have a termination – and her relief that she was away from home.

# contraception - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Over 220 million women have an 'unmet need for family planning'

More than half of all reproductive-age women in developing countries have little or no access to modern contraceptives.

# contraception - Monday 17 September, 2012

Increase in women seeking post-abortion care from IFPA

The group released its annual report from last year today.

# contraception - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Column: Making emergency contraception easy to access has been good for women

Just over one year ago the rules for getting the morning-after pill in Ireland were relaxed. Alison Begas looks at what this change has meant for women.

# contraception - Monday 25 June, 2012

VIDEO: New condom campaign launched by HSE Safety First This post contains videos

VIDEO: New condom campaign launched by HSE

“Johnny’s got you covered.”

# contraception - Monday 21 May, 2012

Obama administration sued by Catholic schools, dioceses

Legal action launched over new US policy mandating birth control coverage in employee health plans.

# contraception - Thursday 10 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Our essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed…

Almost quarter of Irish adults believe women are 'easy' if they carry condoms

When asked if they agreed with the statement: “If a woman carries condoms while not in a relationship, it gives the message that she is looking for sex or is easy.” 24 per cent said Yes.

Young people in Ireland using contraception more consistently

Ireland’s younger people are also better educated about sex.

# contraception - Monday 5 March, 2012

Seventh advertiser suspends funding for Rush Limbaugh's show over "slut" comments

The radio host had harshly criticised a student who testified to Congress over contraceptives.

# contraception - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Barack Obama condemns US radio host for 'slut' comments USA This post contains videos

Barack Obama condemns US radio host for 'slut' comments

Rush Limbaugh said a law student who called for contraception to be state-funded was a “slut” and a “prostitute”.

# contraception - Friday 10 February, 2012

Obama changes contraception policy to appease Catholic groups

The US President altered his birth control policy following protests from religious institutions.

# contraception - Thursday 2 February, 2012

One million packs of contraceptive pills recalled in the US

Pfizer cited packaging faults as the reason for the recall as pills could be out of sequence, leading to an increased risk of unwanted pregnancies.

# contraception - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Ireland among world's top countries for human development

We are at number seven in the UN’s latest index for wealth, health, education and equality.

# contraception - Saturday 7 May, 2011

Average age of women requesting morning after pill is 23 years - survey

Survery by the Irish Pharmacy Union says that 85 per cent of pharmacists polled have been asked for the drug since mid-February.

# contraception - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

Women report falling pregnant while using Implanon contraceptive

Hundreds of women in the UK, and over 30 in Ireland, report unwanted pregnancies while using implanted contraceptive.

# contraception - Sunday 21 November, 2010

The pope softens his stance on condoms

The change is message from the Catholic church could influence millions of people across the world.