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Get birth control pills, pregnancy tests through this online pharmacy

Mar 23, 2020 - 8:48 PM

It's a safe and discreet way to buy birth control pills, erectile dysfunction medicine, condoms, and rapid pregnancy tests

DIMA. This newly-launched online shop allows users to purchase birth control pills, among other things, online. Screenshot from Dima's website

PopCom: Amend RH law provision on minors' access to birth control

Nov 06, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III says minors who already have children should be allowed to access family planning methods without their parents' permission

pt2 / news / Dec 20 / 191212_contrceptives03.jpg PHOTO BY MIGUEL DE GUZMAN A member of the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines , Inc. shows some sample of oral and injectable contrceptives at their office in Quezon City on Wednesday. With the recent passage of the Reproductive Health Bill, despite the strong opposition from the Catholic Church, contrceptives and sexual education will be available in health centers all over the country.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] What if we called it birth control instead?

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Referring to birth control as ‘family planning methods’ sends the signal that these are only for people who are married and want to start a family – not for sexually-active young people who aren’t ready to get pregnant

What you need to know about condoms

Feb 02, 2019 - 9:00 AM

From how to properly open a packet, to how to store them, here's what you should know to make the most out of this birth control method

Tanzanian president seeks end to contraception

Sep 10, 2018 - 9:37 PM

'You have cattle. You are big farmers. You can feed your children. Why then resort to birth control? This is my opinion, I see no reason to control births in Tanzania,' President John Magufuli says in a speech on September 9

ENDING CONTRACEPTION? Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli (C) reviews an honor guard of troops as he attends a ceremony marking the country's 56th independence anniversary in Dodoma on December 9, 2017. File photo by AFP

Slum mothers' lives endangered by failure to implement RH law

Nov 24, 2017 - 1:01 PM

The number of Filipinas who die from complications of giving birth remains high, according to the United Nations figures

[Dash of SAS] Harmful side effects of SC TRO on contraceptives

Aug 09, 2017 - 2:03 PM

The TRO gave anti RH officials the perfect excuse to restrict the implementation of the RH Law in accordance with personal beliefs

#PinayTakeAction: Let's talk about reproductive health

May 28, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Watch our discussion on reproductive health and find out how you can take action

[DASH of SAS] Running out of birth control and running out of time

Apr 24, 2017 - 11:02 PM

What women need to do as birth control pills and other hormonal contraception options disappear from drug stores

#DontTakeAwayMyBirthControl: Besh, we need to talk about RH law again

Mar 05, 2017 - 6:30 AM

Sign the petition asking the Supreme Court SC to lift its TRO on contraceptives

[Dash of SAS] When you run out of birth control pills

Jan 19, 2017 - 12:30 PM

President Duterte’s signing of EO 12 is a step in the right direction, but the Supreme Court still has to lift its TRO

Most contraceptives to run out by 2018 – PopCom

Jul 13, 2016 - 1:21 PM

UPDATED Filipino women will be left with a limited number of expensive products by then as the more affordable products will lose their certificates in 2017 says the Commission on Population

Use of modern family planning methods in PH rose in 2015 – report

Jun 22, 2016 - 4:15 PM

A report says government and non governmental organizations allocated a total of P40 70 billion in 2015 for the implementation of the Reproductive Health law

Pope on Zika and contraceptives, Marcos wealth, Toyota | 12PM wRap

Feb 19, 2016 - 12:12 PM

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Pope Francis on Zika: Contraception a lesser evil

Feb 19, 2016 - 1:53 AM

The pontiff says abortion is a crime but adds that avoiding a pregnancy is not an absolute evil

epa05156298 A picture made available on 12 February 2016 of Leticia de Araujo (L) holding her daughter, one-month-old Manuelly Araujo da Cruz, who was born with microcephaly after being exposed to the zika virus during her mother's pregnancy, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 February 2016. The mother Leticia de Araujo, who caught the Zika virus during her third month of pregnancy, says that it is possible to raise her daughter in a completely normal way. 'The only difference is that Manuelly has a time when she cries a lot and gets very nervous waving her arms' but 'beyond that is normal'. EPA/ANTONIO LACERDA

4Ps moms get P500 less for missing 'birth control' seminars?

Sep 02, 2015 - 9:59 AM

Buhay party list Representative Lito Atienza questions the authority of Likhaan Center for Women s Health to conduct responsible parenting modules for mother beneficiaries of the government s flagship poverty alleviation program

HEALTH GRANT. Beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program are required to attend monthly family development sessions, which include topics such as responsible parenting. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

[Dash of SAS] Birth control buffet

Jun 03, 2015 - 3:13 PM

This birth control buffet takes your needs in consideration; condoms come in boxes of 12 and 24 giving you the option not to go back for seconds or thirds

Photo by Ana Santos

Contraceptives in the Philippines: What to use, where to get

Mar 21, 2015 - 10:00 AM

What’s the best contraceptive method for your situation? Read and find out

Turkey's Erdogan slams birth control as 'treason'

Dec 22, 2014 - 10:57 PM

Erdogan makes the comments on Sunday addressing the bride and groom at the wedding ceremony of the son of businessman Mustafa Kefeli who is one his close allies

File photo of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan by Ilmars Znotins/AFP

Sex education for all, except in Catholic schools

Feb 26, 2014 - 10:25 AM

As far as the Catholic Church’s hierarchy is concerned sexuality education has no place in Catholic schools even as their students are confronted with the same challenges as the rest of the country’s youth

Teenage pregnancies: Untangling cause and effect

Feb 08, 2014 - 10:34 AM

While it is true that contraception and learning how to use them can dramatically reduce the risk of becoming pregnant there seems to be more to the issue than meets the eye

[Two Pronged] Please help and also please don't judge

Dec 22, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Effective birth control methods – for any age

[DASH of SAS] Sex, intimacy and the RH law in the time of Yolanda

Dec 17, 2013 - 7:36 PM

Survivors will continue to have sex in the time of Yolanda for a reason that the numbers won t tell you

US Supreme Court to take up birth control religion case

Nov 27, 2013 - 8:07 AM

The US Supreme Court says it will address the question of whether a firm can use religious grounds to limit the availability of birth control on its health plan

The US Supreme Court in Washington DC, USA, 18 June 2012. EPA/Michael Reynolds

At least 23 Canadian deaths linked to contraceptive: report

Jun 11, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Yaz and Yasmin oral contraceptives were suspected in the deaths by doctors and pharmacists who reported adverse drug reactions

DANGEROUS? Doctors, pharmacists in Canada suspect that Yaz and Yasmin oral contraceptives were involved in the deaths of at least 23 women. Screenshot from the US Yaz website

6 ways to move the RH Law forward

Apr 05, 2013 - 4:53 PM

I m confident that the Supreme Court will give its blessings and the RH law will get implemented So what could we do to advance this law?

[Dash of SAS] Prayer is not a form of birth control

Jan 09, 2013 - 3:37 AM

As one enlightened street vendor who was interviewed said I used to pray not to get pregnant with another child The condom worked better

Miriam: Not having RH law cruelty to poor

Dec 31, 2012 - 4:18 PM

Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago says the RH law is the highlight of my year as senator and as a woman

'CHURCH NOT PERFECT.' Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago says the Church is not perfect, adding that the time has come for the RH bill. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Palace seeks unity after RH law signed

Dec 29, 2012 - 2:45 PM

President Benigno Aquino III s government calls for reconciliation after a divisive birth control act was signed into law despite bitter opposition from the influential Catholic church

Catholics clash over controversial RH bill

Aug 04, 2012 - 2:00 PM

While Catholics converge at Edsa Shrine to condemn the Reproductive Health bill other church members support the bill citing Catholic teachings