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Male birth control pill passes human safety test.

A breakthrough that could change sex forever.

More than 50-years-ago, the female birth control pill was heralded as a revolutionary step forward in women’s empowerment. And the ensuing evidence goes a long way toward supporting that claim. Recent figures cited by Planned Parenthood show that investments in family planning equate to good government:

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Male Birth Control Study Canceled After Mood-Changing Side Effects

“If anything, this may wake us up to finding out better hormonal contraceptives for women.”

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Men often like to solve problems. And just like women, most would like to avoid unplanned pregnancies. So, you’d think some of the world’s innovative scientific minds would have developed an effective male birth control pill by now.

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Birth Control And Depression Have A Complicated Relationship

Women, along with their doctors, should investigate their options

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During my final semester of college, a time when most students are thrilled by the prospect of graduating, I slipped into a deep depression for no apparent reason. Despite the fact that I was graduating with honors, that I had a bright future ahead of me, and that I had a loving partner who supported me, I felt hopeless and spent long afternoons imagining how I might be able to disappear. I saw therapists, read just about every self-help book, exercised, ate right, meditated, and took more Ativan than seemed humanly possible, but nothing seemed to help. No one could figure it out. I distinctly remember taking a sound bath yoga class led by a woman named Deborah (pronounced Deb-bore-ah), and while holding hands with a stranger humming a funereal drone, I thought, this is no place for a depressed person.

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What is the simplest thing you can do to change the world? I’ve asked myself that question constantly since I moved to Kenya in 2001. My experiences have led to my wholehearted belief that investing in girls’ education is truly the best thing we can do to change the world.

And how to best invest in girls' education? I found my answer in a peculiar package... a sanitary pad.

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