Tennessee Jails Offering Inmates Shorter Sentences In Exchange For SterilizationTennessee inmates can receive upwards of 30 days cut from jail sentences if they agree to get a vasectomy or insert a contraceptive device into their body.
National Birth Control Packaging Error Could Cause Unplanned PregnanciesThe non-hormonal placebos tablets were placed out of sequence, and may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy.
Rauner Surprises GOP with Stance on Birth Control, AbortionsOne of bills extends insurance coverage for nearly all contraceptives.
Court: Birth Control Mandate Violates Religious RightsA federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance.
Missouri Republican Proposes Birth Control from PharmacistsUnder the measure, a woman would be required to visit a doctor within three years of the pharmacist's initial prescription to continue receiving the contraceptives.
STUDY: Free Birth Control Implants Slash Teen Pregnancy RatesResearchers found providing cost-free long-term contraceptives reduced teen pregnancies among sexually active users.
Study Finds Reasons Catholics Have Left the ChurchThree-fourths of the nearly 600 inactive Catholics polled in the Springfield Diocese say they left or drifted away from the church because of differences over doctrinal issues.
Lawmaker Challenges Birth Control RulingA Missouri lawmaker is upset because his state-provided group health insurance requires abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and birth control.
U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception MandateA divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama's health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
UPDATE: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby LobbyThe case weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice.
$100M NuvaRing Settlement FinalizedA $100 million settlement involving NuvaRing, a birth-control device linked to sometimes-fatal side effects, will stand now that the vast majority of claimants have chosen to opt into the agreement, those involved in the lawsuits said Thursday.
Local Patrons React to Hobby Lobby CaseLocal patrons of Hobby Lobby are weighing in on the Supreme Court over whether the company has a right to deny its employees contraceptive health care coverage.