Should the Pill Be Sold Over the Counter?

The momentum created by emergency contraception’s over-the-counter status, health-care reform, and a mounting body of research on the safety of the birth-control pill may lead to big changes in access to it. Advocates think the pill could be available over the counter in five years, and their work offers a glimpse into what the future of American health care and medication might look like.

The IUD Makes a Comeback

After years of the IUD being off-limits to younger women, a new generation is embracing the once-beleaguered birth control.