Pope Indicates Women Can Use Contraception During Zika Crisis

Pope Francis has weighed in on birth control amidst the Zika virus outbreak in Latin America, suggesting that women could use contraception to prevent a pregnancy. However, the pope stopped short of condoning abortion. “Avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil, ” Francis said, according to multiple reports. “In certain cases, as in this one…

Startup raised $5.3 million to prescribe birth control through an app

Nurx will prescribe family planning through an app .Image: tim matsui/ Getty Images Many doctors believe birth control should be sold over the counter. One company believes it should be sold over an app. Currently, birth control can be a fus. Women in need of oral contraception have to get a prescription and keep abreast…