Three years ago, I got an IUD after trying a couple different brands of the pill. In an era of regressive health-care policy, I’m afraid I may not be able to afford a replacement of my preferred contraceptive method.
I am a planner and I always have been. That applies not just to vacations, but to my entire life—especially to building my family.
Black and Hispanic women were roughly 2.5 times more likely than non-Hispanic white women to experience an unintended pregnancy.
Lack of information and limited financial access to contraception among Black women is something that must be addressed. Black women, like all women, deserve access to the resources they can use to prevent pregnancy, plan for healthy families, and fully experience reproductive agency.
It makes perfect sense that Black churches would speak about this specific reproductive issue, because for Black women, reproductive health disparities are stark.
Millennials—young adults born in the 1980s and 1990s—came of age during a time when antibiotic-resistant sexually transmitted infections became a public health threat, racial disparities in reproductive and sexual health outcomes persisted, and politicians continued to systematically deny and attack their ability to access sexual health information and health care services, such as contraception and abortion.
The court’s decision to allow corporations to deny insurance coverage of contraception has major implications for Black women across the United States.
Have you seen people you know post on social media about super cheap Plan B One-Step? Seem too good to be true? It might be.
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permitted generic emergency contraceptive pill manufacturers to sell their products over the counter.
EBONY.com contributor Dr. Aletha Maybankon explains how Plan B One-Step®, available for $50 on average, actually works to prevent pregnancy.