birth control http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21255/all en Obama grants church groups grace period on birth control http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120120/obama-grants-church-groups-grace-period-birth-co Women’s groups called the decision “a huge and important victory for women."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120120/obama-grants-church-groups-grace-period-birth-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> birth control contraception health care health insurance health plan insurance Health United States Fri, 20 Jan 2012 23:21:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5688329 at http://www.globalpost.com Abortion cocktails and condom wars in the Philippines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/philippines/120926/birth-control-contraceptives-abortion-cocktails-condoms <p>MANILA &mdash; In the shadow of Manila&rsquo;s most exalted church, a bazaar offers wares considered most unholy: abortion cocktails going for $3.60 a pop. Most who flock to this church, the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, come to kneel before a wooden Christ figurine believed to impart miracles upon the faithful. But others come to place their faith in &ldquo;pampa regla,&rdquo; illegal concoctions promised to terminate pregnancies. Sold secretly outside church gates, where government signage warns its vendors of 10-year prison sentences, the concoctions are traded alongside candles and charms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/philippines/120926/birth-control-contraceptives-abortion-cocktails-condoms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> birth control Education Global Economy Health Philippines Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:23:39 +0000 Patrick Winn 5720658 at http://www.globalpost.com Worried about rapid population growth? Don't slash US family planning funds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/us-funds-international-family-planning-house-appropriations-committee-yemen WASHINGTON, DC — According to Tea Party voices, slashing more than $100 million in family planning is a great way to save. After all, in an era of tight budgets, we don’t need to be funding fornication, right? But here’s the deal: Family planning is as much about security as it is about sex, and lawmakers ought to know that. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/us-funds-international-family-planning-house-appropriations-committee-yemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa birth control Asia-Pacific Politics Commentary Health United States Sat, 03 Aug 2013 13:27:38 +0000 John Seager 5896921 at http://www.globalpost.com