Posts Tagged ‘Birth control’

Women are turning to birth control smartphone apps for a reason Comments 0

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
Birth control

Amid the targeted ads in my social media feeds, a war is playing out: two apps aggressively vie for my attention, stalking me from the sidebars of my browser and comprising every third photo in my Instagram feed. One offers to track my ovulation and get me pregnant. The other offers to do the same, Read more

Vatican should change birth control rules says Cabinet minister Comments 0

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

A cabinet minister in Britain’s Conservative Party wants Catholic Church leaders to change Catholic teaching on birth control. Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, met with Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States, and the head of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Read more

Birth control isn’t harmless new study says Comments 0

Monday, May 1st, 2017

People who think birth control is harmless may need to think again. A new Swedish study has found women taking oral contraceptives could suffer a range of health issues. Read more Related Posts:Believing in miracles a health hazard?Unprecedented demand for abortions in Zika-hit Latin AmericaAbortion Law Reform Society poll on legalising abortionCanberra distancing itself from Read more

US Catholic doctor does about face on contraception Comments 1

Friday, November 13th, 2015

A US woman has reacted with hurt and shock after her Catholic physician abruptly stopped prescribing contraception for her, citing religion. Leslie Gauthier posted the letter she received from her “ob-gyn” from Jackson, Mississippi, on Facebook. The Catholic doctor stated:” I am sending you this letter to notify you that as a Catholic physician, I Read more

Appeal for synod to hold line on conscience and contraception Comments 0

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Bishops at the synod on the family have been asked to reject a paragraph in the synod’s working document dealing with contraception. Theologians, philosophers and scholars issued the appeal in the American journal “First Things”. Among the signatories are academics from the Pontificial John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, as well Read more

New Zealander will raise issue of Contraception at Synod Comments 1

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Sharron Cole, one of the delegates from New Zealand at the Synod on Families, will raise the issue of contraception in her three-minute speech and a written submission. “It has caused enormous angst [and anxiety], and probably the majority of Catholics, in the western world anyway, ignore the church’s teaching on contraception,” said Cole. “Even Read more

Push to lift restrictions on the pill Comments 0

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Pharmacists have asked health authorities to allow the pill to be bought over the counter without prescription. But GPs are warning the pill is not safe for all women, and that medical oversight is still needed. At present, only the emergency morning-after pill can be bought at a pharmacy without a prescription from the patient’s Read more

Church will not change teaching on contraception says priest Comments 6

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Nothing will ever change the Catholic Church’s stand on contraceptives, says Suva, Fiji, vicar-general Father Sulio Turagakacivi. Responding to concerns by the Catholic Women’s League members regarding the church’s stand on contraception and the expensive exercise of raising children in a money-driven society in this era, Fr Turagakacivi said no laws or ideology would change Read more

All wired up: the contraceptive chip Comments 0

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

An MIT spinoff called MicroCHIPS has announced plans to market an implantable contraceptive chip that can be turned on and off remotely, and lasts for as long as sixteen years. Funded by the (Bill) Gates Foundation to the tune of $5 million, the chip contains enough of the contraceptive drug levonorgestrel to provide contraception for Read more

Time for a major re-think on birth control Comments 0

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Prompted by Pope Francis, for the first time in history, Catholics throughout the world are being asked our opinion in preparation for a synod. Like many others, I have been answering the questionnaire put out by the Vatican in preparation for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family to be held next October. In fact, even Read more