While mosquitoes are a key menace when it comes to Zika, the media and public officials are too focused on them. They also need to pay attention to sex: If we are going to stop the spread of this disease, we are going to need better access to Zika testing for anyone who is sexually active in a Zika zone

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Listen to our Travis Rieder, with Jennifer Ludden of NPR’s All Things Considered and Nikki Hutcheson of KCSB, as he expands on a provocative thought, “Maybe we should protect our kids by not having them.”

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Despite decades of promising research, the many men who want their own contraceptive pill still have nothing. One of them, Andy Extance, looks at the obstacles – practical, political, economic – and meets the people hoping to make male birth control a reality

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In the early 2000s, the Ethiopian government began to train and employ thousands of women to do something incredibly important: deliver effective, modern birth control straight to women’s doorsteps. The results, Asnake says, are astounding: Ethiopia’s use of modern contraceptives has essentially tripled over a decade

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The IUD Revolution

March 23, 2016

Colorado proved that better birth control can dramatically reduce teen pregnancies. A new group is fighting to take that work nationwide

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In oral arguments Wednesday, religious groups contend that just signing a form to facilitate access to birth control violates their rights

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Listen Now: As cases of the Zika virus continue to rise throughout Latin America, moral and ethical conversations are being had about women’s reproductive health, medicine, and resources available to babies suffering from microcephaly–a developmental disorder that’s being linked to Zika. Ruth Faden joins us to talk about the intersection of public health and ethics.

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The fact that more teen girls bought the morning-after pill after it became more accessible is a sign that teens, like adults, often are not very good at contraception,” said Bill Albert, chief program officer for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

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