Another Take on Solving the Population Problem

There’s a new documentary out about the population problem: Mother: Caring for 7 Billion.  It lays out a provocative theory about this problem and how to solve it.

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What to Know About 2 Non-Surgical Sterilization Procedures: Essure & Adiana

Last June I wrote about a FDA approved non-surgical sterilization procedure for women called Essure. Since then, I have learned of another: Adiana.  Both have big benefits over getting a tubal ligation.

I had a chance to interview Dr. Schwartz, Continue reading “What to Know About 2 Non-Surgical Sterilization Procedures: Essure & Adiana”

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The Real Reason for the Attempt to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

The House recently debated an amendment that would severely impact family planning our country. It would cut off funding for Planned Parenthood. But the bill would do more than this–it would kill “Title X” … Continue reading “The Real Reason for the Attempt to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding”

An Alternative to a Tubal: Essure

Have your heard of the sterilization procedure called Essure? It has been available for about five years now, but the word is still getting around.

Essure is a much easier sterilization procedure than a tubal ligation. Check out how it works

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Mother’s Day Part II–50th Bday of the Pill

Ironically, the Pill turned 50 on Mother’s Day.  According to an article in last weekend’s edition of USA Today, the FDA approved the pill in the first year of the “swingin sixties.” However, it clears up misconceptions that the pill did not spark the sexual revolution; also contrary to common belief, it did not cause a sudden drop in the U.S. fertility rate at the time.  At the time, there was also debate over whether it was going to promote promiscuity and lead to a decline in morals.

Andrea Tone, author of Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptions in America, debunks this mythContinue reading “Mother’s Day Part II–50th Bday of the Pill”