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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Ted Cruz just offered to work with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to make birth control available over-the-counter

"A simple, clean bill making birth control available over the counter. Interested?" Cruz wrote, retweeting Ocasio-Cortez.
Bill and Melinda Gates interacting with women of the Musahar community in their locality of Jamsaut village on 23 March 2011

A woman asked Melinda Gates to adopt and raise her 2 children, while holding one of them, because she was so poor

Melinda Gates, the billionaire philanthropist and wife of the Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, said a woman in India once gave her her children to raise.

It’s possible to get pregnant using the Natural Cycles birth control app even if you do everything right

Natural Cycles is a non-hormonal birth control app that tells women when they are ovulating, but it's not 100% effective at preventing pregnancy.

9 things that can make your birth control methods less effective

Whether you use condoms or take birth control pills, there are a lot of things that can make your birth control methods less effective.
Experts say they're starting to see some viable options for male contraception.

A startup seeded by Silicon Valley’s hottest mentorship program aims to bring the first male birth control to market

The company is working on hormone-free contraception with science developed at UC Berkeley. The startup recently debuted at Y Combinator.
Other male birth control forms have been considered, including a topical gel and an injection.

A male birth control pill that suppresses testosterone is moving closer to becoming reality

A new pill is being tested that could lower testosterone levels in men and in turn prevent sperm production and pregnancy.
Mirena is a popular hormonal IUD brand.

IUD and implant insertions jumped 22% after Trump’s election in 2016, and it may not be a coincidence

A study of more than 3 million women found that use of long-acting reversible contraception (IUDS and implants) increased after President Trump was elected.
President Donald Trump speaks about the partial government shutdown, immigration and border security in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.

Trump made an alarming comment about mothers giving their daughters birth control before they migrate

In a press conference Saturday afternoon, President Donald Trump said mothers were giving their daughters birth control pills before they migrate.
Regents Professor Mark Prausnitz holds an experimental microneedle contraceptive skin patch.

Scientists are closer to developing a birth control patch that could last for 6 months with no doctor’s visit required

Scientists are developing a birth control patch that could someday offer long-lasting contraception in humans. In a new study, they tested it in rats.
An intrauterine device, or IUD.

Getting your second IUD might not be as painful as getting your first, here’s what to expect

My second IUD insertion was much less painful than my first and this is pretty common for a reason. Here's what it was like getting my IUD replaced.