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Democrats Stall on Birth Control Coverage for Women

What would “President McCain” say? In Michigan, women who need contraception aren’t covered under their health insurance while men can pick up Viagra for free.

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Teen Sexual Behavior Does Not Predict HPV Risk

A teen’s sexual activity doesn’t predict her future risk for HPV, and shouldn’t determine whether she receives the HPV vaccine, University of Michigan researchers find.

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Companion Drug to RU-486 Could Be Dangerous If Not Taken Properly

Researchers in Michigan say misoprostol, the drug most commonly used with RU-486 to induce an abortion, may have dangerous consequences if taken vaginally but is completely safe when taken orally.

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Michigan Anti-Abortion Bill Faces Veto, Remains In-Waiting

A controversial bill that criminalizes the performance of certain abortion procedures and that faces a veto by Gov. Jennifer Granholm remains in the Michigan House one week after its passage.

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Michigan House Passes Federal Abortion Ban Copy

Late Tuesday night, Michigan’s Democratic-led House passed Senate Bill 776, a federal abortion ban copy intended as a litmus test for members of Congress in an election year.

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Michigan Abortion Bill Could Come to Vote This Week

A symbolic bill designed to force Michigan state legislators to take a stand on certain abortion procedures appears to be rearing its head once again this week.

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A Conversation With Abortion Rights Pioneer Dr. Ken Edelin

Thirty years ago, Dr. Ken Edelin nearly went to jail for performing a legal abortion. Today, he’s speaking out about current threats to abortion rights in the United States.

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Michigan Democrats Delay Anti-Abortion Bill

A symbolic bill designed to force Michigan state legislators to take a stand on certain abortion procedures failed to move last week, representing at least a momentary failure for an anti-abortion group pushing for its passage.

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Michigan Seeking Federal Abortion Ban Copy

The Michigan House is poised to consider a symbolic bill that would mirror the federal ban on so-called partial birth abortion. Local Planned Parenthood staff say Michigan Right to Life is using the bill as an election-year loyalty test.

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Health Providers Unsurprised by Teen STI Rate

Last week’s revelation by the CDC that one-quarter of teen-age girls have at least one sexually transmitted disease came as no surprise to Michigan health providers, who say such an epidemic is the fruit of a widespread failure to teach teens about sex.

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