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Opill, the first over-the-counter birth control pill, will be on shelves soon − here are some key things to know

The Food and Drug Administration’s 2023 approval of the first over-the-counter birth control pill, called Opill, broadened the options for people seeking to prevent pregnancy. On March 4, 2024, the pill’s manufacturer, Perrigo Company, announced that it has started shipping Opill and that consumers can expect to see it on shelves by the end of the month.

Mapping the path forward: Legislating the next stage of reproductive rights in Pennsylvania

Monday is the 51st anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the landmark abortion case the U.S. Supreme Court overturned in 2022. This year, abortion rights advocates and lawmakers say they are not looking back at what was lost, but are instead seeking the path forward.

Pope Francis called surrogacy ‘deplorable’ – but the reasons why women and parents choose surrogacy are complex and defy simple labels

Pope Francis made headlines on Jan. 8, 2024, when he called for a global surrogacy ban, stating, “I deem deplorable the practice of so-called surrogate motherhood, which represents a grave violation of the dignity of the woman and the child, based on the exploitation of situations of the mother’s material needs.”