Planned Parenthood in Canada Is Under Attack Too

Lauren Dobson-Hughes | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Living
Lauren Dobson-Hughes

You've heard of the recent attacks on women's healthcare in the States, but in Canada, we're feeling the impact too. For 50 years, Planned Parenthood Ottawa has been there for our community, providing unbiased counselling, education, advice and support. But it's become increasingly hard to do our work. Planned Parenthood is under attack, by people who oppose healthcare for women and the trans community, who don't want youth to get the education they need, and who dedicate themselves to cutting our funding every way they can.

More Teens Using Morning After Pill, And It's Not Because More Have Had Sex

CP | Mike Stobbe, The Associated Press | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Living

The morning-after pill can cut the chances of pregnancy by nearly 90 per cent if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex.

Birth Control Does Not Advance Women's Rights

Andrea Mrozek | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Living
Andrea Mrozek

Most calls for the Pill to be made more broadly accessible--ideally free and without a prescription--all share the same subtext. Denying access to the Pill isn't merely denying health care, it's denying women's rights. Yet this is not about the right to get the Pill but rather, the right to not get pregnant.

Women's Health Is the Key to Economic Prosperity in the Philippines

Development Unplugged | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

Millions of women in the Philippines could become the economic market that Canada wants and live freer, more prosperous lives if they were given access to healthcare with the autonomy to decide how many children to have, when to have them, and how to have them safely.

Birth Control Methods Other Than The Pill

The Huffington Post Canada | Lyndsay Kirkham | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

The Guardian recently published an article suggesting that many women who are deciding to ditch their birth control pills for more bio-based contracep...

Is It Time To Break Up With Your Birth Control Pill?

Dr. Christine Palmay | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christine Palmay

If you're like many women, chances are you're in auto-pilot mode and you've used the same birth control since you first started having sex. The challenge with complacency though, it doesn't just lead to missed opportunities, but rather can lead to some alarming trends.

Contraception For Your Pet, Coming Soon?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - One day, sterilizing your pet could be as simple as taking them to the vet for their annual shots.For Dr. Judith Samson-French — who jokin...

How One Woman Filming Her Abortion Could Change Everything

Toula Drimonis | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Living
Toula Drimonis

A young woman's recent decision to film her abortion and share it with the world has been making headlines lately and, over the course of the past few days, I've observed the puzzled, horrified, and downright hateful reactions of many on my social networks. But the more I saw the hate, the more I realized that what Emily Letts did was pretty ground-breaking and unbelievably brave. Letts isn't celebrating abortion. She's simply demystifying a procedure that most people have been conditioned to avoid talking about, and by doing so, removing all the shame and fear associated with it.

Could The Male Pill Finally Be On Its Way?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

A contraceptive pill for men has moved one step closer after Australian researchers successfully made male mice infertile, according to a study publis...

Having A Sex Life After Children

Vivien Brown | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada Living
Vivien Brown

I have three tips that I call the "Three R's of reviving your sex life" and they are great for couples with kids who are looking to regain the sense of freedom they had before children. Although it sounds contradictory to plan for spontaneity, it's real life. Here's my advice.

The House of Horrors: A Foundation for Limits on Abortion

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

Whenever I write or talk about abortion and mention the possibility of a slippery slope, I am told that the slippery slope discussion is a straw dog. There are rules after all! But rules are only as good as the people who follow them and the institutions that are set up to oversee them. There is an assumption of honesty and human goodness. In the case of the Philadelphia House of Horrors there was a breakdown on both fronts. Abortionist Dr. Gosnell has no ethical/moral core and the overseers in Philadelphia dropped the ball for 17 years. Anyone who assumes Gosnell's clinic is a one-off is blinded by ideology. Those who refuse to look at limits in abortion are stuck in the rut of Manichean thinking.

Women Think Birth Control More Effective Than It Actually Is

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Living

Not interested in getting pregnant? Then perhaps you'll want to reconsider how much you rely on the Pill -- or condoms, birth control patches, vaginal...

Dems Owe Rush a Thank You Gift. Of Sex.

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

I propose that Democrats demonstrate bipartisan moral support by sponsoring Mr. Limbaugh's next sexual adventure. An all-expenses-paid tour to the Dominican Republic, with unlimited -- and fully prescribed -- Viagra.

Women Have Safe Contraceptive Options, But Confused With Options

CP | Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press | Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Living

WASHINGTON - Worried about birth control in light of headlines about side effects from Yaz and the patch? Women have a lot of options that are safe an...