Fertility Experts Create an ‘On Demand’ Contraceptive Which Women Take Just Before Sex

Fertility Experts Create an ‘On Demand’ Contraceptive Which Women Take Just Before Sex

(Link):  Women could take ‘on-demand’ contraceptive right before sex: researchers

Excerpts:

April 26, 2022

Researchers have discovered a potential new form of “on-demand” birth control for women.

Experts from Stanford University had “promising results” when using a combination of the morning-after pill and an arthritis drug to “disrupt ovulation at peak fertility.”

The last-minute contraceptive cocktail “may be the best candidate” for a birth control option taken orally just before sex, according to the study.

(Link): Fertility Experts Create an ‘On Demand’ Contraceptive Which Women Take Just Before Sex

Excerpts:

April 26, 2022
by Emily Craig

Taking the Pill every day could soon become a thing of the past for women who are on contraception.

Researchers from Stanford University in California have discovered what they claim is a ‘promising’ on-demand therapy — meaning it could be taken just before sex.

A combination of the morning after pill and an arthritis drug was found to ‘disrupt ovulation at peak fertility’.

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One Step Closer to Giving Men the Pill – Non-Hormonal Contraceptive Tablet Can Prevent 99% of Pregnancies, Trial Finds

One Step Closer to Giving Men the Pill – Non-Hormonal Contraceptive Tablet Can Prevent 99% of Pregnancies, Trial Finds

(Link): One Step Closer to Giving Men the Pill – Non-Hormonal Contraceptive Tablet Can Prevent 99% of Pregnancies, Trial Finds

by Emily Craig
March 2022

The decades-long ambition of creating a male contraceptive pill has today moved another step closer to reality.

For experts claim to have developed a tablet that’s 99 per cent effective at blocking pregnancies, putting it on par with the actual female version.

…University of Minnesota researchers plan human trials of the drug — which inhibits a protein to stop the formation of sperm — later this year.

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Some Men Getting Vasectomies to Support Women

Some Men Getting Vasectomies to Support Women 

(Link):  Fact check: Pennsylvania bill proposing restrictions on male reproductive rights is satirical

(Link): One Texas Clinic Reported A 15% Increase in Vasectomies After Near-Total Abortion Ban

December 31, 2022

Men in Texas are realizing that they can take an active role in family planning by getting the completely reversible, inexpensive procedure.
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(Link): Men across America are getting vasectomies ‘as an act of love’

With the right to abortion under threat, men say they want to play a role in reproductive planning to support their partners

By Emily Wax-Thibodeaux
December 26, 2021

After Andy and Erin Gress had their fourth child, Andy decided it was time for him to “step up” and help with the family planning. So he did something that the mere thought of makes some men cringe: He got a vasectomy.

…His wife had taken birth control pills, but she struggled with the side effects. She had worked as a night nurse through four pregnancies, and the couple had children ranging in age from 2 to 11.

“The procedure was a total relief, almost like the covid shot — like I’m safe now,” said Gress, who works in higher education. “I wanted to man up.”

But Gress’s action wasn’t just about his family. He also believed he should do more to support his wife and other women who don’t think the government should decide what they do with their bodies. “I’ve seen the miracle of life,” he said. “But I’ve also seen kids who are born into poverty and misery and don’t have a fair shot.”

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Vermont Now Requires Free Condoms in Public Middle and High Schools

Vermont Now Requires Free Condoms in Public Middle and High Schools

November 2021

(Link): Vermont Becomes First State to Require Access to Free Condoms in Public Middle and High Schools

The law was created to reduce unintended teen pregnancies and the transmission of STDs

(Link):  Vermont first state to require access to condoms in all secondary schools: reports

(Link): Vermont Now Requires Free Condoms in Public Middle and High Schools

By Samantha Ibrahim
Nov 10, 2021

The state of Vermont made history when it became the first to require all public middle and high schools to give students access to free condoms.

The law states that contraceptives must be “readily accessible” to students in grades 7 to 12 via school administrators and nurses.

Rep. Topper McFaun first introduced the bill and it was signed into law by Gov. Phil Scott in 2020. It recently completed rollout in schools, local station NBC News 5 reported.

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 Is The Forced Contraception Alleged By Britney Spears Legal?

 Is The Forced Contraception Alleged By Britney Spears Legal?

(Link): Britney Spears says conservatorship won’t let her remove her IUD. Is that even legal?  – article behind paywall

(Link): Britney Spears forced IUD sparks important conversations about disability, reproductive rights

by David Oliver

Britney Spears said many things when she addressed the court Wednesday and spoke for 20 minutes about the way her years-long conservatorship has affected her life, but one detail shocked her fanbase and fueled conversations about reproductive and disability rights.

“I want to be able to get married and have a baby,” she said during the hearing. “I was told right now in the conservatorship, I’m not able to get married or have a baby. I have (an) IUD inside of (me) right now, so I don’t get pregnant.

“I wanted to take the IUD out, so I can start trying to have another baby, but this so-called team won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out because they don’t want me to have any more children.”

…”Britney Spears has experienced the nexus of sexism and sanism in the public eye and now the court system,” disability rights activist Rebecca Cokley said.
“Having her right to parent, her right to work or not to work, her very right to bodily autonomy taken away for someone’s profit for 13 years is a public policy failure. One all too common for people with mental illness and developmental disabilities.”

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Joy Pullman at The Federalist is At It Again: This Time, She’s Promoting ‘Bedroom Evangelism,’ Which is Not Biblical

Joy Pullman at The Federalist is At It Again: This Time, She’s Promoting ‘Bedroom Evangelism,’ Which is Not Biblical

As a moderately conservative individual, I agree with much of the content published at The Federalist, but certainly not all. This is one of those times when no, I don’t agree.

The name Joy Pullman looked familiar to me, and sure enough, a few years ago, I did a post or two criticizing (Link): one of her other articles.

This time, I am disagreeing with this following piece at The Federalist by Joy Pullman;
I will put some excerpts in, and below that, discuss where my areas of disagreement are
(and it’s a super long excerpt – my comments will be way, way below):

(Link): Christianity’s Growth Problem Isn’t Politics, It’s Our Failure To Have And Evangelize Children

Like just about every other Western Christian body, as well as the United States, the SBC is left to squabble over shrinking slices of a dwindling pie.

by Joy Pullman

The New York Times put out a lengthy preview of the Southern Baptist Convention’s top controversies heading into their annual meeting this week in Nashville, Tenn. Members of the nation’s largest evangelical denomination are weighing the future of their religious body amid numerous theological controversies.

Decline Stems From No Babies, Not Being Too Trumpy
The Times reports that one of the SBC’s concerns is “15-year decline” in members, both through potential theological schisms intertwined with politics, such as critical race theory, and through an aging and thus declining membership.

….While the Times makes much of contrasting the SBC’s political conservatism with its forecast of demographically decisive American leftism, it doesn’t note that the SBC’s decline is directly related to following broader American culture, instead of Christian beliefs, on a keystone of institutional vibrancy: fertility.

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Vietnamese Factory Busted Recycling Hundreds of Thousands of Used Condoms

Vietnamese Factory Busted Recycling Hundreds of Thousands of Used Condoms

This is so very gross. There are advantages to being celibate – when you’re not having sex, you don’t have to worry about stuff like this.

(Link): If you go to Vietnam, bring your own! Police seize 324,000 used condoms being washed ready to be resold

Police in Vietnam have seized 324,000 used condoms which were being recycled to be sold again.

Paid workers were tasked with cleaning the rubber contraceptives before reshaping them with wooden dildos.

The condoms were then repackaged before being resold to the public and thousands had already been sent out to the unsuspecting public.

(Link): Vietnamese Factory Busted Recycling Hundreds of Thousands of used Condoms

Sept 23, 2020
by Natalie O’Neill

So much for “protection.”

A factory in Vietnam was busted washing and reselling more than 320,000 used condoms to pass them off as new, according to police who raided the dangerous operation.

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Teen Girls On The Pill Are More Depressed (2019 Study)

Teen Girls On The Pill Are More Depressed (2019 Study)

(Link): Teen Girls On The Pill Are More Depressed (2019 Study)

Excerpts:

Teenage girls on the pill are more likely to suffer from symptoms linked todepression, according to a new study.

Researchers found that 16-year-olds taking oral contraceptives reported more depressive symptoms – such as crying and having problems with sleep and eating – than those that did not.

Doctors say depressive symptoms can be subtler than diagnosed clinical depression, but are much more common and nonetheless have a profound impact on someone’s quality of life.

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The Fear of Male Birth Control

The Fear of Male Birth Control

A Podcast is on this page:

(Link): The Fear of Male Birth Control

What’s keeping men from sharing more of the burden?

The Unintended Consequences of the Contraceptive Mandate by Greer Donley

The Unintended Consequences of the Contraceptive Mandate by Greer Donley

(Link): The Unintended Consequences of the Contraceptive Mandate

Excerpts:

June 2019

Its exclusion of men perpetuates harmful stereotypes. The most obvious one is that birth control is a woman’s responsibility.

In 1971, the Supreme Court for the first time struck down a law under the Constitution’s equal-protection clause that treated men and women differently.

Courts since then have invalidated countless laws that discriminated on the basis of sex.

Bucking convention, advocates frequently attacked laws that were designed to benefit women under the theory that such laws perpetuated harmful sex stereotypes that “put women, not on a pedestal, but in a cage.”

Americans now take for granted that the government acts illegally when it creates self-fulfilling legislation that presumes women are caregivers or do not work outside the home.

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A Male Birth Control Gel Is Getting Closer to Reality

A Male Birth Control Gel Is Getting Closer to Reality

(Link): A Male Birth Control Gel Is Getting Closer to Reality

Excerpts:

by Michelle Fay Cortez
November 2018

(Bloomberg) — U.S. government scientists will test an experimental birth control method for men, which would be a major advance in contraception and bring more equality to a family planning burden borne largely by women.

The study is being conducted by the National Institutes of Health and will involve 420 couples. The experimental treatment is a gel, applied to the back and shoulders, that combines two types of hormones to halt the production of sperm while maintaining the energy and libido benefits of testosterone.

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‘Men Are 100% Responsible For Unwanted Pregnancies’ Writes Blogger in Viral Twitter Thread

‘Men Are 100% Responsible For Unwanted Pregnancies’ Writes Blogger in Viral Twitter Thread

(Link): ‘Men are 100% responsible for unwanted pregnancies’ writes blogger in viral Twitter thread

‘Stop trying to control women’s bodies and sexuality’

A blogger from Oakland, California has become a viral sensation after sharing her views on abortion on Twitter, in which she argues that “all unwanted pregnancies are caused by the the irresponsible ejaculations of men”.

Gabrielle Blair, a Mormon and mother-of-six, began her series of tweets by claiming that men have “zero interest in stopping abortion” and are almost entirely responsible for accidental pregnancies.

“Women can only get pregnant about two days each month,” she writes. “And that’s for a limited number of years.

“That makes 24 days a year where a woman might get pregnant. But men can cause pregnancy 365 days a year.

“In fact, if you’re a man who ejaculates multiple times a day, you could cause multiple pregnancies daily. In theory, a man could cause 1000+ unwanted pregnancies in just one year.”

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