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  • Changing politics of health care [Editorial]

    A former Arizona state senator named Russell Pearce resigned as vice chairman of the state's Republican Party recently because he suggested that if he ran Medicaid, the first thing he'd do would be to put female recipients on birth control implants or require tubal ligation. Then he'd test all recipients for drugs and alcohol. If you want to reproduce or use drugs or alcohol, he reportedly told listeners on his radio show, "then get a job."
  • Birth control bait-and-switch [Editorial]

    Birth control bait-and-switch  [Editorial]
    In what on the surface seems like a remarkable turnaround, a number of conservative Republican Senate candidates this year are supporting a proposal to expand access to birth control by making it available without a prescription as an over-the-counter...

    Sun wrong on OTC birth control [Letter]

    Sun wrong on OTC birth control [Letter]
    As regards the figures quoted in your "bait-and-switch" editorial ("Birth control bait-and-switch," Sept. 14), I believe your math may be deficient. You opine that several Republican senate candidates' proposal to make birth control available over-the-...

    Researchers find link between vasectomies and prostate cancer

    Researchers find link between vasectomies and prostate cancer
    At least 15 percent of American men have vasectomies, so when a study came out recently linking this common method of birth control to an increased risk of the most lethal kind of prostate cancer, it sparked some alarm in doctors' offices. The...

    Feds revise rule on birth control mandate

    Feds revise rule on birth control mandate
    Under increasing legal and political pressure, the Obama administration issued a new rule Friday designed to ensure that female employees have access to birth control while accommodating religious employers that object to covering it through their...