| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 44 and would like to discontinue taking birth control pills. Do I need to use another form of contraception if I want to avoid getting pregnant? At what point is it safe to assume that won't happen?
ANSWER: Many women wonder if...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:32 PM
"Plan B," the morning-after contraceptive, is reportedly as safe as aspirin, even when taken by adolescents. Aduilts can buy it over the counter, but I say let everyone buy it who wants it or needs it. In an ideal world,......
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Is it just my imagination, or is the Newport Beach City Council a little duplicitous? First they attack local businesses, mooring owners and waterfront residents by punitively raising taxes for their "exclusive" use of public lands and because the city...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Just one day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced changes to the morning-after pill, many are asking themselves how young is too young?
The pill, also known as Plan B One-Step, has always been a hot topic and many said the changes are...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Demonstrators said they will gather Thursday outside a prominent Newport Beach hospital to protest its decision to halt elective abortions.
Hoag Hospital’s decision was announced after it partnered with a Catholic healthcare provider, though...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:04 PM
When Hoag Hospital announced this spring it would no longer provide elective abortions, officials at the esteemed Orange County medical center said the decision was made because of low demand.
But records and interviews show the decision was closely...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:36 PM
It was hailed as a significant step forward in women's reproductive rights, but this week's decision by the Obama administration to allow non-prescription, over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step may do little to dispel...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 3:03 PM
The Obama administration's decision to allow Plan B to be sold over the counter without an age restriction, forced by a judicial ruling, has many people aghast by the horrors it will unleash. But really, it's nothing to fear. Consider the claims:
| Jun 15, 2013
We all know that every day, people in Mexico come across the border in pursuit of something they can't find in their country. What you may not know is that every day, people in the United States go across the border to Mexico for the same reason. They...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Hoag Hospital's decision to stop performing elective abortions in the wake of its affiliation with a Catholic health-care group has sparked an outcry among women's rights advocates, who say the move diminishes access to high-quality reproductive care....
| May 1, 2013
| 7:02 PM
The U.S. attorney's office announced late Wednesday that it would appeal a federal judge's decision to make Plan B One-Step and related emergency birth control pills available to consumers of all ages without a prescription.
In papers filed with the U....