birth control

Birth Control, Jewish Law Collide At Stern

Rare forum on contraception draws a crowd, and pushback.

Staff Writer

For the Stern College women gathered for a lecture on birth control and Jewish law last week, it wasn’t an easy pill to swallow.

Fertile ground for controversy: Stern College Rabbi Moshe Kahn addresses students. Hannah Dreyfus/JW

Israel’s Health Ministry Orders Halt To Injectable Contraception For Ethiopian Women


Israel's Health Ministry has ordered the four public health maintenance organizations to stop giving Ethiopian Israelis a long-acting contraception injection.

A Jewish Ethiopian woman with a cross tattooed on her forehead poses for a portrait in Addis Ababa. Getty Images

NCJW leader: Enact Equal Access to Birth Control

Special to the Jewish Week

Fifty years have passed since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the birth control pill for sale with a doctor’s prescription. Now ninety-eight percent of all women will use contraception during their lifetimes, and one-third of those will use birth control pills.

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