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Prevention First Act

The Prevention First Act seeks to “to reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce abortions, and improve access to women’s health care.” The bill’s provisions aim to improve access to family planning and encourage the development of effective state-level sex education initiatives. Read more…

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Making “My Birth, My Choice” A Reality For All Women

Feministing blogger, radical doula, and RH Reality Check writer Miriam Perez and Steff Hedenkamp with The Big Push for Midwives campaign joined us for a live discussion. Read the transcript here.

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Official: FDA to OK Plan B for 17-year-olds

The AP is reporting that a government health official says the Food and Drug Administration will allow 17-year-olds to get the ‘morning-after’ birth control pill without a doctor’s prescription.

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RH Reality Check Wins Web Health Award

RH Reality Check has
been awarded a 2009 bronze Web Health Award for media and publishing — thanks in no small part to the great support we receive from our wonderful community of readers.

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VIDEO: Sixty Years of Britsh Sex Education Films Released on DVD

The British Film Institute has released a double DVD anthology of British sex education films from 1917 through 1973 called The Joy of Sex Education.

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VIDEO: Nadya and Angela Suleman Speak Out On Octuplets

Nadya Suleman, now a mother of fourteen children, recently gave birth to octuplets in California. She and her own mother, Angela Suleman, were interviewed on the morning shows today.

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Yes Means Yes: A LiveBlog Discussion of Female Sexual Power

Join RH Reality Check on Wednesday, February 4th at 3pm EST for a one-hour liveblog with Julia Serano and Latoya Peterson, contributors to the new book Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power & A World Without Rape.

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California Woman Gives Birth to Eight Babies

Early this morning in Los Angeles County a woman gave birth to eight babies in just five minutes, just the second time in history that live octuplets have been born.

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HHS Rule May Be Subject to Obama’s Halt on Bush Regulations

The Legislative Advocate for California NOW claims that a contact at the Department of Health and Human Services confirms that the HHS provider conscience regulation will be frozen along with Bush’s other midnight regulations.

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