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71 Percent of Millennials Believe Birth Control Is a Moral Right

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Birth control pillsIt’s been said that the millennial generation is the most pro-sexual health in history because of increased support for contraceptives and sex education. Millennials tend to brush off traditional religious beliefs when it comes to sex, and new research by the Public Religious Research Institute further proves that.

According to the research, seven out of ten, or 71 percent, of millennials (men and women) believe that the usage of birth control is morally acceptable, while only 9 percent say it is morally wrong. In the survey, 2,314 individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 were asked to answer multiple questions about reproductive health and sexuality.

As for emergency contraception, or the “morning after” pill, more than half (55 percent) of millennials believe a prescription should not be required to obtain it; 40 percent believe it should be a requirement.

Access to birth control is also extremely important to millennials. Eighty-one percent want all women to have access to contraception, even if they cannot afford it. Support for increasing access to birth control was across all racial, ethnic, religious, and political groups.

“Majorities of both women and men in the millennial generation believe access to contraception is critical, not just for reproductive health, but also for the financial well-being of women,” said Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute.

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Birth Control Pills Under New Scrutiny from FDA

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

In the wake of recent research showing elevated risk of blood clots and strokes for women who use new brands of birth control pills, the Food and Drug Administration is considering new safety measures for those products.  The Associated Press reports:

Regulators could order new warning labels on several contraceptives that gained popularity in the last decade, including Bayer’s pill Yaz, which was the best-selling birth control pill in the U.S. for 2008 and 2009.

Yaz, its Bayer precursor Yasmin, and similar drugs use a version of a female hormone that appears to reduce side effects found in older drugs, including bloating and mood swings.

On Tuesday, a judge unsealed several court documents suggesting Bayer may have withheld data from FDA about the blood clots risks of its drugs. The documents stem from expert opinion gathered by personal injury lawyers suing Bayer on behalf of patients.

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FDA: New Birth Control Drugs Increase Blood Clot Risk

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has released a new study linking several new birth control pills, including the drug Yaz, to an increased risk of dangerous, even life-threatening blood clots.  The Associated Press reports:

A new study released by the Food and Drug Administration reviewed the medical history of more than 800,000 women taking different forms of birth control between 2001 and 2007. On average, woman taking Yaz had significantly higher rates of blood clots than women taking older birth control drugs.

The agency also reports higher complications in women using the Ortho Evra patch from Johnson & Johnson and the Nuvaring vaginal ring from Merck & Co. Inc.

The FDA will hold a public meeting in December to discuss the findings further.


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