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Why birth rates are falling, and why it’s no big deal
Fewer women are having children, and for the most part that's a good thing.
Supreme Court ruling on birth control could have ripple effects beyond unwanted pregnancy
Over 100,000 people could lose access.
The weirdest things we learned this week: moving corpses, birth control placebos, and the story behind the hymen
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Everything you need to know about male hormonal birth control
There are several promising options in the works.
Your genes might influence how well your birth control works
Birth control pills affect all women differently—including how well they work.
The way we take the pill has more to do with religion than science
Having a monthly "period" while on the pill is far from necessary
Online birth control is safe—and the only option for some women
Getting the pill from online sites could make the contraception method far more accessible.
Can an app replace your birth control? For most people, the answer is no.
Just make sure you know the facts.
What you should know about birth control and breast cancer
A new study has mostly just confirmed what we already knew.
A Chinese folk contraceptive could give rise to unisex ‘molecular condoms’
The "thunder god vine" steals sperm's thunder.