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How can it be that we are firmly into the 21st century and reading claims that birth control pills can cause prostate cancer and abort babies? Or, my personal favorite, that a woman can be considered pregnant before her egg unites with a sperm?

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Vending machine dispenses emergency contraception updated: Wed Feb 08 2012 23:15:00

Vending machine offerings at a Pennsylvania university are expanding beyond the world of junk food and into the world of contraception.

Morning-after pill and teensupdated: Sat Dec 10 2011 07:10:00

Elizabeth Cohen reports on the government's ruling on the morning-after pill for young teens.

Sebelius contraception ruling a step backupdated: Sat Dec 10 2011 07:10:00

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' directive overruling the Food and Drug Administration's decision to make emergency contraception available over the counter for all women, including girls under 17, was not only unprecedented, it was substantively without merit.

'Morning after' pill will stay prescription-only for girls under 17updated: Wed Dec 07 2011 18:54:00

The secretary of Health and Human Services overruled Wednesday a Food and Drug Administration recommendation that would have made the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B One-Step available over the counter to girls younger than 17.

'Plan B' pill will have age restrictionupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 18:54:00

Katherine Sebelius says that the "morning-after pill" will not be available to all ages without a prescription.

Birth control should be fully covered under health plans, report saysupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 18:52:00

Contraceptives, sterilization and reproductive education should be covered by health insurance plans with no cost to patients under the health care reform law, a new report recommends.

CNNMoney: Plan B paves the way for new drug classupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 16:31:00

Led by the emergency contraceptive Plan B, a new class of drugs called "behind-the-counter" is entering the FDA's spotlight.

Girl's surgery a successupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 16:31:00

A team of doctors in India successful removed a 2-year-old girl's extra limbs. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains.

Morning-after pill sales jump as access easesupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 03:44:00

Sales of the Plan B "morning-after pill" nearly doubled in the past year, exceeding expectations after the U.S. government allowed adults to buy the emergency contraceptive without a prescription.

CNNMoney: 'Morning-after pill' sales nearly doubleupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 02:39:00

Sales of the Plan B "morning-after pill" nearly doubled in the past year, exceeding expectations after the U.S. government allowed adults to buy the emergency contraceptive without a prescription.

CNNMoney: Sunscreen ratings to changeupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 02:39:00

Sunscreen ratings to change

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart will carry over-the-counter Plan B pillupdated: Fri Aug 25 2006 14:50:00

Wal-Mart said Friday it will carry the Plan B emergency contraceptive pill for over-the-counter sale possibly by the end of the year.

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