Posts Tagged ‘Contraceptives’

Warning issued after young women die from blood clots while on the pill

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

A coroner has issued a warning about the risks of the contraceptive pill combined with an often unknown underlying condition after two women died in the same month in similar circumstances. On a morning in September 2021, a 24-year-old Auckland make-up artist sent a text to her flatmate and to her father to say she Read more

Bishops hail new healthcare mandate as return to common sense

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is praising the change to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Affordable Care Act healthcare mandate regarding funding contraception. The USCCB says the change is a “return to common sense, long-standing federal practice, and peaceful coexistence between church and state.” The change provides “a Read more

Contraceptive programme suggested for young people

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Senior academics at the University of Otago have called for a free contraceptive programme to be made available to teens before they become sexually active. In an article in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dr Neil Pickering and Dr Lynley Anderson from the university’s Bioethics Centre and Dr Helen Paterson from its Department Read more

Condom advert paints a painful picture of family life

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

An award winning advertisement for condoms  paints a painful picture of family life. Beginning with a disclaimer “Don’t get me wrong. I love kids. They’re adorable and tons of fun to be around,” it goes on to  “shows just how much damage kids can do”. The minute-long  commercial has been described at “borderline melodramatic genius” by Read more

Bishop says confusion around CRS in Madagascar cleared up

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

An American bishop last week said local Church leaders in Madagascar have given their assurances that the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) adheres to Catholic teaching. Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Arizona, said he and Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York had spoken to Madagascar’s Archbishop Odon Razanakolona of Antananarivo and Archbishop Désiré Tsarahazana of Read more

Nuns should take contraceptive pill as aid to reducing early mortality

Friday, December 9th, 2011

The Catholic Church should encourage nuns to use the contraceptive pill as a way to reduce the high death rates from breast, ovarian and uterine cancer, say two Australian scientists. They also argue, that according to the Church’s moral guidelines, religious women are free to take the pill for this purpose. As reported by the Guardian, Read more

YouCat, Vatican youth Catechism permits contraception and euthanasia

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Errors in YouCat, the Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church came to light during YouCat’s launch at the Vatican. Among the translation errors are an implication that the Holy See approves of contraception and euthanasia. The catechism, a project of the Austrian, German and Swiss bishops’ conferences were to be given to participants at World Youth Day Read more

Overprescribing the Pill

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

When I was in college nearly 20 years ago, most of the young women I knew took birth control pills for medical reasons as instructed by their gynaecologists. Now that I am in my 30’s, I am encountering women who are only just discovering that they never really needed to be on the pill in Read more