Do You Need Contraception After 40?

It always comes as news to my forty-something patients that they can still get pregnant. Of course, I am not saying that a midlife pregnancy is an easy feat to accomplish. But it definitely happens with more frequency than you realize. In fact, statistically speaking, when it comes to unintended pregnancies, the perimenopausal crowd is right behind those young and fertile teenagers. The reason for this is simple. Midlife women think they are too old to get pregnant, so they do not use contraception....more
I say yes. If you don't want another bun. I have a friend, conceived when her mom was about 43.more

Colorado Senators Kill National Award Winning Family Planning Program

Anyone who knows me is well aware that one of the easiest ways to make me angry is to politicize women’s health care. And the Colorado Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee has done just that....more

Becoming A Mother Should Be A Woman's Prerogative (VIDEOS)

The battle between the pro-choice and pro-life groups has been going on for many many years now. But deciding to become a mother shouldn't be the decision of anyone but the person who bears the child, the woman. However, moral, culture and religion are often weighing in the balance when it comes to supporting abortion and contraception....more

Today is World Contraception Day

World Contraception Day (WCD) has been organized by the European Society of Contraception since September 2007....more

Rio+20: Family Planning and Global Sustainability

Thousands of women have descended on Rio de Janeiro, but they’re not there to do the samba. They’ve gone to Brazil to attend the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, where they intend to get family planning and reproductive rights on the global sustainability agenda. Why? Because sustainability is all about sex. Without the latter, you can forget about the former....more
What people exactly is Dr. Carmen Barroso referring to?more

Charles Knowlton: A Father of "Children Are a Choice"

In Elizabeth Kolbert's recent article in The New Yorker talks about a guy who sure is worth knowing about: doctor Charles Knowlton. Why? Because he is a father of the idea that having children is a choice, that parenthood is optional. Check out what Kolbert says......more

Pointed Comments on the Blunt Amendment

Last week, the ability to control our fertility nearly careened over a cliff when the Blunt Amendment came up for a vote in the U.S. Senate. Sponsors of the Amendment were angered by the impending rule requiring insurers to provide contraception, sterilization, and other health services to women when their employers objected on religious grounds. The bill they drafted allowed any employer to refuse to provide insurance coverage for any treatment to which the employer had a moral or conscience objection. Impassioned debate from the floor of the U.S....more
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I'd Like an Apology, Too.

Rush Limbaugh is in a world of hurt right now based on slanderous, base comments he made and then refused to apologize for until his radio talk show sponsors began to drop their support. And I'm glad.And I'm furious.I'm a Conservative Christian Woman, and I'm getting a bad rap all around. First of all, for anyone in government who really cares to listen, then listen to this:...more
Hi, Molly Jo - I'm on the other side of the fence from you, but thank you for speaking out ...more