1. Feminism FTW: Women in California can now get birth control straight from their pharmacist.A 2013 bill that would allow women to get birth control straight from their pharmacist took effect as California law last Friday. Now, pharmacists in the state may prescribe the pill, patch, or ring to women of any age, as long as those women answer a few questions about their health. (Read More)
2. World News: Poland's prime minister is backing the country's Catholic Church in an effort to ban abortion.Catholic churches and the Polish government are proposing a reform that will rule out abortion completely. Under the change, women in Poland who become pregnant as a result of rape would be required to give birth to the child. They would also be forced to give birth even when the pregnancy threatened their health. (Read More)
3. Too Late To Say Sorry: Fans are not pleased with Justin Bieber's new dreadlocks.
4. Longread: 20 women share stories of complications related to Essure, a non-hormonal permanent birth control device.
Since Essure, which is a set of small metal coils placed in the fallopian tubes, was approved by the FDA in 2002, thousands of American women have come forward with stories of injuries and malfunctions related to the device. But it wasn't until the media caught on to a Facebook group called Essure Problems in 2013 that concern over the device reached a fever pitch. (Read More)