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ARHP helps you stay abreast of the latest reproductive health news with links to breaking stories and research findings. We track daily news reports from credible sources including newspapers, journals, vetted blogs, conference updates, and others.

April 26, 2012: The myth of the “morning-after abortion pill” from

April 18, 2012: The Plan B university vending machine: Would removal limit healthcare access? from JAPPA

March 27, 2012: What’s in a Label? Why the Package Insert for Plan B is Wrong… and Why It Matters. from RH Reality Check

February 23, 2012: Contraception product does not cause abortion from

January 9, 2012: President Obama, Please Keep Your Promise to Insulate Science from Politics and Ideology from RH Reality Check

January 6, 2012: Morning-after pill’ advocates take their case to Obama’s science adviser from The Washington Post

December 14, 2011: FDA Won’t Be Held in Contempt Over Plan B Order, Judge Rules from BusinessWeek

December 13, 2011: Sebelius Says Teva Can Reapply to End Plan B Pill Age Limits from the San Francisco Chronicle

December 13, 2011: Murray, Cantwell seek "scientific rationale" for blocking Plan B from the Seattle Times

December 13, 2011: US court enters fray over morning-after pill from AFP

December 9, 2011: Obama Backs Sebelius on Plan B Decision as Some Suspect Political Interference from National Partnership for Women & Families

December 9, 2011: Women’s Groups Incensed Over Obama Morning-After Pill Decision from ABC News

December 8, 2011: Obama Administration to Keep Emergency Contraception Off Store Shelves from Center for Amercian Progresss

December 8, 2011: Irin Carmon talks Plan B decision on MSNBC from Salon Magazine

December 8, 2011: Obama Backs Limit on Sale to Teenagers of Morning-After Pill from New York Times

December 8, 2011: Obama defends administration’s refusal to relax Plan B restrictions from New York Times

December 8, 2011: Politics trumps medicine. Again. from ANSIRH blog

December 8, 2011: Plan B decision draws strong and mixed reaction from The Washington Post

December 7, 2011: Politics and the Morning-After Pill from New York Times

December 7, 2011: FDA keeps access limited to Plan B morning-after pill from Reuters

November 28, 2011: Apple's Siri Won't Tell You Where To Find Emergency Contraception, But Will Find Viagra from RH Reality Check

November 27, 2011: Trial over Plan B prescriptions begins Monday from the Seattle Times

April 10, 2011: Planned Parenthood in demand even amid uncertain future from the Los Angeles Times

April 8, 2011: Planned Parenthood, Abortion & Federal Budget Fight from The Huffington Post

April 7, 2011: Will the Justice Department Stand Up for Women Raped in Prison? from The Nation

April 1, 2011: Morning-after pill made free at pharmacies in Wales from BBC News

December 1, 2010: Controversial ‘ella’ contraceptive now available in US from Washington Post

November 8, 2010: Pharmacists: dispense medication, not judgment from The Seattle Times  

November 8, 2010: Cancer patients pick antidepressant for hot flashes from

November 6, 2010: Brisk walks lower breast cancer risk from

November 4, 2010: When menopause ‘comes roaring,’ what do you do? from CNN

October 8, 2010: Most women undergoing abortions do not receive counseling from Portugal News

October 6, 2010: Two-year colleges lack services to reduce unplanned pregnancies from CNN International

September 27, 2010: Ella 'morning after' emergency contraception available soon from USA Today

September 21, 2010: Will pharmacists fill 'ella' prescriptions? from Washington Post

September 15, 2010: ‘No Side Effects’ of Morning After Pill from euroClinix

Sept 1, 2010: Emergency contraception: The next frontier for our two-tier reproductive health system? from RH Reality Check

August 13, 2010: FDA Approves Emergency Contraceptive With 5-Day Time Frame from Medscape

August 10, 2010: IUD as emergency contraception from Healthcare Today

August 9, 2010: IUDs: Now for Emergencies? from RH Reality Check

July 15, 2010: Morning-after pill use varies widely overseas from Reuters

July 1, 2010: Emergency Contraception May Reduce Fibroid Size, Bleeding from Medscape

June 21, 2010: FDA Committee Agrees Ella is Safe and Effective from RH Reality Check

June 17, 2010: New Morning-After Pill Safe, Effective Panel Says from Medpage Today

June 7, 2010: FDA panel to mull 'morning-after pill' effective 5 days after sex from USA Today

May 28, 2010: Time Explores Growing Popularity Of Emergency Contraception In India from Medical News Today

May 25, 2010: NICE Seeks To Reduce Unwanted Pregnancies By Improving Contraceptive Services from Medical News Toda

May 4, 2010: Under bill approved by Missouri House, pharmacists could refuse to dispense 'morning-after' pill from Associated Press

May 4, 2010: Under bill approved by Missouri House, pharmacists could refuse to dispense 'morning-after' pill from Associated Press