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Staff Rants: Week of Nov. 1-7

Staff Rants: Week of Nov. 1-7

By WSN Staff

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This week, our staff digs into the birth control double standard, bemoans the normalization of Trump and appeals to the all-but-lost R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

Male Contraceptive Study May Have Been Neutered, But Reflects Change

Male Contraceptive Study May Have Been Neutered, But Reflects Change

By Cara Zambrano, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Though contraceptive equality is still a blurry possibility in our foreseeable future, it is reassuring to know that it may become a reality.

Staff Rants: Oct. 25-Nov. 1

Staff Rants: Oct. 25-Nov. 1

By WSN Staff

November 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Our staff felt some bad vibes this week from the music industry, healthcare providers and umbrella-wielding New Yorkers. Read their takes below.

Here’s the Lowdown on Birth Control

Here’s the Lowdown on Birth Control

By Abigail Weinberg, Features Editor

September 16, 2016


Filed under Features

Read on for some helpful tips on practicing safe sex!

Good Riddance to Intrusive Birth Control Prescriptions

Good Riddance to Intrusive Birth Control Prescriptions

By Paris Martineau, Staff Writer

April 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Protection from an unwanted pregnancy through safe sex cannot continue to be demonized strictly on moral principles. The health of those at risk and the lives of the children they will unwillingly bring into the world need to come first.

Stay Out of Womens’ Sex Lives, CDC

Stay Out of Womens’ Sex Lives, CDC

By Paris Martineau, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The CDC’s declaration puts the rights of a fetus that might not even exist before the rights of women everywhere. Perhaps if we served every shot with a complementary pregnancy test, or had a candy bowl full of Plan B next to the coat check, the CDC might feel more at ease.

Guide to birth control

By Dana Reszutek and Hannah Treasure

September 25, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

A version of this article appeared in the Thursday, Sept. 25 print edition. Email Dana Reszutek and Hannah Treasure at [email protected]

Christina’s Case: Female conservative pundits enable war on women

Christina’s Case: Female conservative pundits enable war on women

By Christina Coleburn, Opinion Editor

July 3, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

  Within a predictable tirade about Hillary Clinton’s dissent with the recent Hobby Lobby ruling, Fox News reporter Jesse Watters made an outlandish claim against single women who align with the Democratic Party. Fresh from his dismissal from a conference held by the National Organization for Women, W...

Scientific Satire: Placebos should replace birth control in stores

Scientific Satire: Placebos should replace birth control in stores

April 1, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

It is time for American pharmaceutical companies to take the birth control debate into their own hands. By only providing birth control pills lacking hormones, these companies could satisfy the religious minority that is calmly speaking out against birth control use while fooling the immoral masses ...

Restrictions on Plan B based on politics, not health

Restrictions on Plan B based on politics, not health

April 8, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Two years ago, in the midst of controversy over the provision of the Affordable Care Act that mandates free contraception for women through their health insurance, the Obama administration made a very conservative move in the opposite direction. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius...

Department of Health offers Plan B to students

Department of Health offers Plan B to students

September 28, 2012


Filed under News

The New York City Department of Health is expanding the accessibility of birth control to 13 more public schools with no age barriers. The Department of Education’s Connecting Adolescents to Contraceptive Health program specializes in reducing teen pregnancy. This part of the CATCH program’s initiative,...