Cutting through the rhetoric on hunters vs. wildlife
The recent Timemagazine cover story "America's Pest Problem (Time to Cull the Herd)" pairs a provocative headline with a photograph of a slender white-tailed doe in a dewy wood. Although not a regular re ...
Population adds to planet's pressure cooker, but few options
The world's surging population is a big driver of environmental woes but the issue is complex and solutions are few, experts at a major conference here say.
Analysis: Pope's comments add to debate on condoms
(AP) -- With his striking comment on condoms and AIDS, Pope Benedict XVI has started a new chapter in the complex church debate about morality and preventing the spread of HIV.
Welsh girls to get morning-after pill for free
(AP) -- Women and girls as young as 13 in Wales can get the morning-after pill free without a prescription from pharmacies, beginning Friday.
World population to hit 10 bln, but 15 bln possible: UN
The world's population of seven billion is set to rise to at least 10 billion by 2100, but could top 15 billion if birth rates are just slightly higher than expected, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
Family planning programs have success in developing countries, but need to be expanded
While many researchers generally credit the desire for smaller families for the decline in fertility rates in developing, low-income countries, new research suggests that prevention of unwanted births may actually be a larger ...
Oral contraceptive use associated with increased risk of breast cancer
Investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have reported that African American women who use oral contraceptives have a greater likelihood of developing breast cancer than ...
Indian newlyweds offered cash to delay having children
While countries like Japan, Canada and Australia hand out "baby bonuses" to encourage people to have children, couples in one part of India are getting cash to do just the opposite.
Vatican board asked to resign over conference
(AP) -- Members of the Vatican's bioethics advisory panel have called for its board to resign after scientists who don't support core church teaching on issues like birth control and infertility were featured at its annual ...
Sex, pregnancy and birth control: Sociologists seek more info on contraception use
(PhysOrg.com) -- The data the researchers are collecting will likely be used to inform policymakers, education planners, doctors and advocates who are trying to curb unintended pregnancies by better understanding ...
High-caffeine-consuming boys get greater rush from caffeine than girls
Among the many differences between girls and boys, add the effects from caffeine -- physiological, behavioral and subjective -- to the list.
Increased contraceptive supply linked to fewer unintended pregnancies
Rates of unintended pregnancies and abortions decrease significantly when women receive a one-year supply of oral contraceptives, instead of being prescribed one- or three-month supplies, a UCSF study shows.
US blogger accuses Filipino senator of plagiarism
(AP) An American woman has accused a Filipino senator of plagiarizing her blog during an acrimonious debate on a contraceptives bill that has divided this predominantly Roman Catholic nation.
Study finds Catalina Island Conservancy contraception program effectively manages bison population
The wild bison roaming Catalina Island are a major attraction for the nearly 1 million tourists who visit the Channel Island's most popular destination every year. But managing the number of bison so that ...