How to get rid of NYC rats without brutality? Birth control is one idea

[ad_1] New York lawmakers are proposing rules to humanely drive down the population of rats and other rodents, eyeing contraception and a ban on glue traps as alternatives to poison or a slow, brutal death. Politicians have long come up with creative ways to battle the rodents, but some lawmakers are now proposing city and … Read more

Poland’s president vetoes law on free access to morning-after pill for ages 15 and above

[ad_1] FILE – Poland’s President Andrzej Duda gives a statement to the media in Warsaw, Poland, on Jan. 10, 2024, after the arrest of two politicians convicted of abuse of power who had taken refuge for hours in the presidential palace. Duda on Friday March 29, 2024 vetoed a law that would have allowed over-the-counter … Read more

Iowa attorney general not finished with audit that’s holding up contraception money for rape victims

[ad_1] DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa attorney general’s office said it is still working on an audit of its victim services that has held up emergency contraception funding for victims of sexual assault despite having a completed draft in hand. Attorney General Brenna Bird, a Republican, paused the funding while awaiting the results of … Read more

Bill that would have placed the question of abortion access before Louisiana voters fails

[ad_1] BATON ROUGE, La. — A bill that ultimately would have let voters decide whether abortions should be legal in Louisiana, a state with a near-total ban, failed after a Republican-controlled committee rejected it Monday. The legislation proposed an amendment to Louisiana’s constitution that would enshrine reproductive rights for women, including allowing contraceptives such as … Read more

Mifepristone access is coming before the US Supreme Court. How safe is it?

[ad_1] The U.S. Supreme Court will take up a case Tuesday that could impact how women get access to mifepristone, one of the two pills used in the most common type of abortion in the nation. The central dispute in the case is whether the Food and Drug Administration overlooked serious safety problems when it … Read more

Over-the-counter birth control pill now available to Wisconsin Medicaid patients

[ad_1] MADISON, Wis. — Medicaid recipients in Wisconsin will have access to the first over-the-counter birth control pill starting Tuesday, allowing them to easily receive contraceptive medication with no out-of-pocket costs or doctor’s prescription, Gov. Tony Evers announced. Evers, a Democrat, promised in his State of the State speech in January that Opill would be … Read more

Indigenous women in Greenland sue Denmark over involuntary contraception in the 1960s and 1970s

[ad_1] COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A group of Indigenous women in Greenland has sued Denmark for forcing them to be fitted with intrauterine contraceptive devices in the 1960s and 1970s and demanded total compensation of nearly 43 million kroner ($6.3 million), their lawyer said Monday. The 143 Inuit women say Danish health authorities violated their human … Read more

Polish lawmakers OK morning-after pill for ages 15 and over in a first step to ease reproductive law

[ad_1] WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s lawmakers voted on Thursday to approve over-the-counter access to the morning-after pill for ages 15 and above in a step to liberalize Poland’s strict reproductive law inherited from the previous nationalist conservative government. The vote in the lower house was the first step in the plans of the new pro-European … Read more