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.
Sarah Seltzer’s piece on the Hobby Lobby contraception case sparked a furor on Twitter. She debunks her critics’ argument that birth control is analogous to fancy cars.
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg explains the bible’s take on contraception, in light of the Supreme Court cases on whether for-profit corporations can refuse contraceptive coverage.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to consider religious objections made by corporations to a provision of Obamacare requiring employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control.
Simi Lichtman’s husband often reminds her to take her birth-control pill. That’s how it should be, especially for Modern Orthodox women who are the ones to take precautions.
What is causing Ethiopian immigrants in Israel to have so few babies? Are they responding to a new life and culture — or is a controversial birth control program affecting them?
A Knesset study prompted by news reports about the administration of contraceptive injections to Ethiopian immigrant women before and after their arrival in Israel shows that these women gave birth to significantly fewer children in Israel than their peers who came to Israel in the 1990’s, before the practice became widespread.