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Making medicine rational — with rationing

I know that, at
least in the childbirth arena, if we only paid for interventions when
they were evidence-based, (that is, if we rationed useless
intervention), we would have better outcomes. 

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Got hope?

I have been so cynical lately about getting repro health coverage in a health care reform bill…

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Common ground: justice for women

Thank God I gave birth to a daughter in country where women have reproductive rights allowing us to give birth in the manner of our choosing.

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Midwife vs. midwife

I am so deeply saddened by the American College of Nurse Midwives’
decision to fight the inclusion of Certified Professional Midwives in
health-care reform. 

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Midwives as communtiy health educators

In the
process of helping women stay healthy in pregnancy & prepare to
give birth, midwives share their knowlege and trust that the woman
knows best in her own lives. 

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Informed consent

I
challenge every health care provider to provide the informed consent of two marginalized, but essential, areas of women’s health care: abortion
and midwifery.

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Listening

When we listen to and synthesize women’s stories, we see that
empowering us to make the best choices for our own lives is the
best foundation for health and well-being.

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Why I support safe, legal and compassionate abortion for all who choose

Though you may be uncomfortable with the concept of abortion, please
recognize that making abortion illegal does not end abortion.  It only
leads to criminalization of women and death. 

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