The Daily Northwestern

Federal judge blocks Trump administration birth control exemption

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

January 16, 2019

A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Monday blocked Trump administration rules that attempted to broaden which employers can claim exemption from providing birth control without copayment. The rules, which were proposed by the...

Alfaro: Notre Dame’s decision to revoke birth control access dangerous for women

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

November 6, 2017

Last week, the University of Notre Dame announced its insurance plan will no longer cover birth control for students, faculty and staff. This makes Notre Dame one of the first institutions in the nation to take advantage of new guide...

New intravaginal ring protects against HIV, pregnancy

Olivia Exstrum, Reporter

March 31, 2014

A Northwestern researcher developed an intravaginal ring last month that will be the first device to protect women from pregnancy, HIV and herpes. Patrick Kiser, a visiting associate professor of biomedical engineering and obstetrics...