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France to make birth control free for women aged up to 25

Until now, the age limit for free access to contraception in France was 18 years. This comes after Texas banned abortion in pregnancies after six weeks.

09/09/2021

Philip Roth biography distribution paused after author accused of rape

Bailey acknowledged that he had sex with former students but has denied doing anything illegal.

By BEN SALES/JTA
22/04/2021
The IUB Ballerine is currently assembled manually, with technicians adding one copper ball at a time

Israeli femtech start-up introduces next generation of birth control

OCON Healthcare’s revolutionary ball platform can also deliver medical treatment

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
17/11/2020

Novel device that prevents preterm birth developed in Israel

One in ten babies are at risk of being born prematurely, amounting to 15 million worldwide.

03/08/2020
Hebrew University researchers Yonatan Tzur and Hanna Achache at work in their lab

Can worms help women pause their biological clocks? New research

A new study by Hebrew University researchers has found a potential method to slow down egg maturation.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei smiles at a baby

Amid Iran's environmental, economic crises, Khamenei urges having more babies

But Iran's Environment Department head says that, "Without guaranteed imports, it will not be wise to increase the country's population."

06/08/2019

Israel's fertility rate comparable to U.S. 'baby boom,' study finds

Among the population of ultra-Orthodox women, the average fertility rate is somewhere in the area of seven children per family.

Durex condoms are seen in a photo illustration in Manchester, Britain, July 31, 2018.

Birth control in Jewish law: One rabbi says condoms might be OK

"We need to know that the use of condoms is possibly relevant even when there is no danger to the woman if she gets pregnant and only if birth control is permitted for her spouse."

10/02/2019

Breaking the silence: Birth control and its side effects

Today’s young women are self-aware and wise.

By YOSEFA WRUBLE
18/11/2018
A MAN and his children cross the street in Bnei Brak while he speaks on his cellphone.

Hospitals requiring women to get rabbis’ permission for birth control

The Health Ministry is probing two hospitals for telling women who sought tubal ligation to obtain approval from what officials called "the hospital rabbis."

By JTA
12/08/2017
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