Sup Katy, what the hell is an IUD???
—Cervically Challenged Chad
The latest attack on women’s access to birth control is intrinsically linked to a political movement to maintain the social hierarchy of rich, white, Christian men at the top—and everyone else at the bottom.
On Monday, an article was released in Student Life claiming that EST and Clayton Paramedics were overwhelmed by the number of intoxicated students at W.I.L.D. We are writing to clarify several of the inaccuracies stated in the article. Both EST and Clayton Paramedics put a great deal of resources into W.I.L.D.
Student Life reported today that Student Health Services is now offering Plan B emergency contraception to both sexes. This is a great step that helps show the mutual decision-making that must go into any pregnancy emergency. The new rule isn’t going to change much about access to Plan B for men.
Last Friday, the Obama administration announced that universities and hospitals, regardless of religious affiliation, cannot deny full birth control coverage to their female employees. Most employers have until Aug. 1 to come under compliance; nonprofits with religious affiliations have an additional year.
This country is founded on ideas of religious tolerance and freedom, as well as a separation of church and state. In recent years, however, it seems like the line between religion and politics has become increasingly blurred, an especially troubling issue in the area of reproductive rights.
With abortion becoming a key issue in the health care debate, issues related to contraception have taken on renewed importance. Washington University offers emergency contraceptives to its students. However, unlike most sellers the University does not offer Plan B, an emergency contaceptive, to everyone. Student Health Services (SHS) dispenses emergency contraception only to women. Plan […]