Wednesday, June 25, 2014

No More Cheap Plan B One-Step on Amazon

You can still buy Plan B One-Step, the 1 pill emergency contraceptive brand, on Amazon. The current price is $46.90 and this might be the reason why:

It is normal for prices to vary from store to store, but such a steep drop in price raises red flags, especially since the wholesale acquisition cost (the cost for wholesalers to purchase the product from the manufacturer, Teva Women’s Health) is estimated to be $32.50 for Plan B One-Step. Wholesalers then sell the product for an estimated $39.00. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that any vendor would be able to acquire Plan B One-Step wholesale and sell it for $16 without taking a substantial financial hit.

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What's Wrong With This [Gardasil] Picture?

The AP reports on a story about a scientist who falsified AIDS vaccine research data. Can you spot the glaring mistake? Hint, above and below:

The human papillomavirus (HPV) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are not one and the same. Which is why Gardasil, a quadrivalent HPV vaccine, has nothing to do with HIV and should not be used to illustrate an article about the HIV vaccine.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Plan B One-Step at

 Privacy and a very good price. If you're sexually active, buy it in advance and keep it handy!


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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Contraception: Choices, Culture and Consequences

Here's your chance to take a free contraception course from the University of California, San Francisco:

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Crane Collapse One57

Building is One57, on 57th Street close to 7th Ave, across the street from Carnegie Hall.

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Monday, October 08, 2012

Uni Pill, iPill, Next Choice One Dose, Plan B One-Step

The iPill emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) is now replaced with the Uni Pill brand on Amazon.

The other available one-pill dose ECP brands are Next Choice One Dose and Plan B One-Step. (Note the difference between Next Choice -- two-pill brand -- and Next Choice One Dose -- one-pill brand.)

So, update, make sure you have a dose handy if you're sexually active and aren't planning a pregnancy, and spread the word about emergency contraception.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Girly Girl Girls Grrrl Obama

You would think an article on female voters would be an appropriate place not to infantilize women. Clearly, you'd be wrong:


Saturday, April 07, 2012

A Knitted Uterus for Your Representative

Terry Tang/AP

Here's a great idea:

It's pink. It's fuzzy. It's a knitted cervix.

A group of enthusiastic knitters who want to send a message about better access to birth control: "Hands off my uterus: Here - have a knitted one of your own."

Arizona lawmakers received the unusual gifts at a crucial time -- lawmakers will vote on whether employers can choose not to cover their workers' birth control due to their religious or moral objections.

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