The Forward’s editor-in-chief shares her insights on this week’s top news.
The debate on accessible birth control has been framed as if it’s the faithful versus the godless, but that is far from the case.
Four years before women won the right to vote in the United States, Margaret Sanger — the future founder of Planned Parenthood — and her sister, Ethel Byrne, met a young Jewish immigrant named Fania Mindell.
Because of her genetic makeup, Sarah faced a series of hard choices when she decided to have children — but she was glad the choices were hers to make.
Dafna Meir was more than just a devoted wife, mom of six, and victim of a terrifying terror attack in a West Bank settlement. Naomi Zeveloff reports she spearheaded a fertility awareness movement — and even ran a secret “diaphragm underground” for Orthodox women.
Periods can be problematic, but Stefanie Iris Weiss fears the trend of women suppressing their period is becoming too casual.
Carl Djerassi, an Austrian-born chemist who helped to develop the birth control pill before becoming a playwright and novelist, died in San Francisco on Friday at the age of 91, his family said.
Jonathan Eig usually writes about jocks and gangsters. His latest book is on the creation of the birth control pill, which he insists is more exciting than you might think.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law that requires closely held companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control.
EDITORIAL: Can corporations claim religious rights to deny birth control coverage to employees? The Supreme Court must answer that question — and it should give a resounding no.