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New study shows millions of women rely on birth control pills for non-contraceptive purposes

A new study from the Guttmacher Institute find that 14 percent of birth control pill users take the pill for non-contraceptive purposes. According to the study (.pdf), 1.5 million women rely on birth control pills for exclusively for non-contraceptive purposes. The study also found “that more than half (58 percent) of all pill users rely on the method, at least in part, for purposes other than pregnancy prevention—meaning that only 42 percent use the pill exclusively for contraceptive reasons”: The study—based on U.S government data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)—revealed that after pregnancy prevention (86%), the most common reasons women use the pill include reducing cramps or menstrual pain (31%); menstrual regulation, which for some women may help prevent migraines and other painful “side effects” of menstruation (28%); treatment of acne (14%); and treatment of endometriosis (4%)
Jul 31, 2020

New study shows millions of women rely on birth control pills for non-contraceptive purposes

New study shows millions of women rely on birth control pills for non-contraceptive purposes

A new study from the Guttmacher Institute find that 14 percent of birth control pill users take the pill for non-contraceptive purposes. According to the study (.pdf), 1.5 million women rely on birth control pills for exclusively for non-contraceptive purposes. The study also found “that more than half (58 percent) of all pill users rely on the method, at least in part, for purposes other than pregnancy prevention—meaning that only 42 percent use the pill exclusively for contraceptive reasons”: The study—based on U.S government data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)—revealed that after pregnancy prevention (86%), the most common reasons women use the pill include reducing cramps or menstrual pain (31%); menstrual regulation, which for some women may help prevent migraines and other painful “side effects” of menstruation (28%); treatment of acne (14%); and treatment of endometriosis (4%)
A new study from the Guttmacher Institute find that 14 percent of birth control pill users take the pill for non-contraceptive purposes. According to the study (.pdf), 1.5 million women rely on birth control pills for exclusively for non-contraceptive purposes. The study also found “that more than half (58 percent) of all pill users rely on the method, at least in part, for purposes other than pregnancy prevention—meaning that only 42 percent use the pill exclusively for contraceptive reasons”: The study—based on U.S government data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)—revealed that after pregnancy prevention (86%), the most common reasons women use the pill include reducing cramps or menstrual pain (31%); menstrual regulation, which for some women may help prevent migraines and other painful “side effects” of menstruation (28%); treatment of acne (14%); and treatment of endometriosis (4%)
Jul 31, 2020

Washington Post columnist explains relationship between strong schools and high property values

Washington Post columnist explains relationship between strong schools and high property values

On Sunday, Jay Matthews of the Washington Post highlighted the cost disparities found among homes existing in areas where the schools are strong and
On Sunday, Jay Matthews of the Washington Post highlighted the cost disparities found among homes existing in areas where the schools are strong and
Jul 31, 2020

Rick Santorum campaign announces additions to Iowa staff

Rick Santorum campaign announces additions to Iowa staff

The presidential exploratory campaign for former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, a Pennsylvania Republican, is announcing new additions to its Iowa and New Hampshire teams.
The presidential exploratory campaign for former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, a Pennsylvania Republican, is announcing new additions to its Iowa and New Hampshire teams.
Jul 31, 2020

Federal report: Arizona has shown ‘systematic disregard’ for constitutional protections

Federal report: Arizona has shown ‘systematic disregard’ for constitutional protections

Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Pic by Gage Skidmore, via Flickr) A federal report released Thursday finds that Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., an advocate for controversial immigration enforcement and detention measures, has committed a “wide range of civil rights violations.” The Associated Press reports : The federal government issued a scathing report Thursday that outlines how Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office has committed a wide range of civil rights violations against Latinos, including a pattern of racial profiling and discrimination and carrying out heavy-handed immigration patrols based on racially charged citizen complaints. The report, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its release, is a result of the U.S.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Pic by Gage Skidmore, via Flickr) A federal report released Thursday finds that Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., an advocate for controversial immigration enforcement and detention measures, has committed a “wide range of civil rights violations.” The Associated Press reports : The federal government issued a scathing report Thursday that outlines how Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office has committed a wide range of civil rights violations against Latinos, including a pattern of racial profiling and discrimination and carrying out heavy-handed immigration patrols based on racially charged citizen complaints. The report, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its release, is a result of the U.S.
Jul 31, 2020
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