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The Natural Cycles app was designed by a particle physicist and launched in 2014. It's now been certified as a method of birth control in the E.U. Courtesy of Natural Cycles hide caption

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Mobile App Designed To Prevent Pregnancy Gets EU Approval

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Chester with Ivory (left), 11, Skylar (right), 12, and Kameron (center), 21 months. Lauren Silverman/KERA hide caption

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In Texas, Abstinence-Only Programs May Contribute To Teen Pregnancies

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Birth control pills actually may be safer for teenagers than for older women, a study finds. BSIP/UIG/Getty Images hide caption

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Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pills Would Be Safe For Teens, Researchers Say

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, shown at a news conference at Davao's international airport on Dec. 17, says family planning is critical for reducing poverty. Manman Dejeto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers are required to cover birth control with no copay. It's unclear what will happen to coverage if the act is repealed or amended. B. Boissonnet/BSIP/Getty Images hide caption

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A health care provider interviews a patient at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston in 2013. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Access To Abortion Could Be Curtailed Under Trump Administration

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A birth control pill for men remains an elusive dream. BSIP/UIG/Getty Images hide caption

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Male Birth Control Study Killed After Men Report Side Effects

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The study looked at the relationship between women who used hormonal birth control, and antidepressant use, and diagnoses of serious depression. AJPhoto/Science Source hide caption

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A number of states recently have dedicated more money to educating women and health care providers about the 99 percent effectiveness of long-acting, reversible forms of contraception, like the intrauterine device, or IUD — shown here. Michael Tomsic/WFAE hide caption

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Long-Term, Reversible Contraception Gains Traction With Young Women

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A New Course At Arkansas Colleges: How To Not Get Pregnant

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Puerto Rican OB-GYNs Offer Free Birth Control To Fight Zika

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Though the federal Affordable Care Act requires health insurers to cover many types of contraception, a vasectomy is not one of them. Charles Thatcher/Getty Images hide caption

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Vermont Insurers Must Now Cover Vasectomies

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