birth control

State health department delays changes to funding process for family planning programs 

BY: - November 6, 2023

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says it is delaying plans to change the way it distributes federal family planning funding to clinics in the state.  Title X grants, from the federal Office of Population Affairs, provide a range of family planning services, including birth control, pregnancy testing and counseling, and sexually […]

An Opill box sits next to three packs of the pills.

FDA approves first over-the-counter oral contraceptive

BY: and - July 13, 2023

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it has approved the country’s first daily birth control pill that can be used without a prescription, a move that reproductive health advocates celebrated after more than 20 years of advocating for an over-the-counter option. The contraceptive, called Opill, is a progestin-only oral pill that could soon […]