Gov. Brown Approves Dispensing 1-Year Supply Of Birth ControlCalifornia women will be able to make fewer trips to the pharmacy to pick up birth control under a new law.
California Women Can Get Birth Control From Pharmacy Without PrescriptionA new law went into effect Friday allowing California pharmacists to provide prescription contraceptives to women.
Birth Control Pills Will Soon Be Available Over-The-Counter In CaliforniaBirth control pills will soon be available at California pharmacies without a prescription.
New California Law Allows Women To Obtain Birth Control Without Doctor’s VisitSoon, it will be much easier for women in the Bay Area and California to obtain birth control. A new law allows women to skip the doctor and go right to the pharmacy.
Human Birth Control Chemical, BPA Cause Lower Fertility In Fish, Government Scientists SayNewly-released research from U.S. government scientists found a chemical in birth control pills and the chemical BPA affects the fertility of fish. These chemicals often end up in waterways.
Pope Francis Says Good Catholics Don't Have To Breed 'Like Rabbits'Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting."
Pelosi Pushes Bill Prohibiting Employers From Denying Contraception Benefits Over Religious BeliefsHouse Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi has offered her support for a bill introduced by two Democratic lawmakers that would prohibit for-profit employers from using religious beliefs to deny employees coverage of contraception.
U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception MandateA divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama's health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
Supreme Court Rules Corporations Aren't Required To Cover ContraceptionThe justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies’ health insurance plans.
Taxpayer-Funded Condom Delivery Program For Teens Expanding In CaliforniaThe taxpayer-funded program allows kids between the ages of 12 and 19 to get up to 10 condoms a month mailed to their home, without parental permission.
KCBS In Depth: Conservative Catholic Prepares For New Role As SF's ArchbishopArchbishop-designate Salvatore Cordileone is stepping into a new, prominent leadership role within the Catholic Diocese of San Francisco in a matter of weeks; bringing with him a record that is well-known in religious and conservative circles.
California May Soon Allow Nurses To Prescribe Birth ControlThe state Senate has approved a bill that would allow nurses to dispense birth control, making it easier for women to get contraceptives at primary care clinics.