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Weekly Audit: Millions of Americans Could Lose Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment benefits are running out, Paycheck Fairness dies in the Senate, and a must-see documentary on Wall Street and the economy.

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Post-Election: Will Wisconsin Be the Next Battleground Over Pro-Choice, Pro-Health Policies?

Governor-elect of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, has worked hard over the years to wrest control away from women when it comes to their own medical and health decisions.

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2009 STD Data in the United States: Not a Pretty Picture

New data suggest mixed progress and ongoing challenges in the United States when it comes to the three most commonly reported STDs: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis.

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Repro Rights Afternoon Style: Protesting the Death of a Pregnant Prisoner, Planned Parenthood Sues Alaska

Where are the pro-life forces when a pregnant inmate dies from lack of reproductive health care in jail and how can we prevent this from happening to other women? Planned Parenthood sues the state of Alaska, and it seems that physicians are giving women seeking birth control unnecessary pelvic exams…

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Study: New Therapy Shows Promise for HIV Prevention

Long-awaited results were released today in the New England Journal of Medicine of a study on the effectiveness of a single daily tablet for preventing HIV transmission among those at high risk of infection.

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Roundup: The Pope, Anti-Gay Hate Groups, and the Mormons

The Pope says heterosexual couples can use condoms too; the Family Research Council (and others) are named as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center; and the Mormon church takes their social issue handbook public.

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Women’s Preventive Services Needed in Health Insurance

A panel of independent experts is developing evidence-based preventive health guidelines for women to determine what preventive services will be covered in all new health insurance plans.

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A Pill to Prevent HIV? What the New iPrEx Results Mean for Women

Proof that PrEP works – that there is, literally, a pill can help to prevent HIV — is an extraordinary breakthrough, as was the news received last summer that an effective vaginal microbicide had been identified.  But what does a study focused on people engaging in rectal-penile sex have to do with women and their reproductive health?  There are many ways to answer that question — some of them cause for celebration and some reasons for real concern.

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An Anti-Choice Wishlist for the New Congress

Now that the anti-choice activists have a majority, they want payback, and their wishlist is very, very long.

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Defending Your Rights? Study Finds Few Law Schools Offer Training in Reproductive Justice

Law Students for Reproductive Justice found that only 18 percent of law schools have offered a reproductive rights law course sometime during the last seven years.  

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