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How Melissa Harris-Perry Is Sparking a National Conversation About Fertility and Family

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Melissa Harris-Perry’s recent announcement about the birth of her daughter via a surrogate, and the broader conversation about redefining family that she hopes to instigate, could help other women, particularly in communities of color, talk about aspects of their reproductive lives that have previously been little discussed.

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After “Pro-Choice:” What’s Next for Our Messaging?

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A reproductive justice framework is critical—but it’s not the same thing as “pro-choice.”

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A Natural Alternative to the Pill?

It’s unpopular not to celebrate the Pill because there’s enough opposition to reproductive rights; why add fuel to the fire? Yet while many women happily use them, a significant share find that side effects largely outweigh the benefits.

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My Mom: The Undercover Reproductive Justice Activist

My mom prepared me to make good decisions for myself and my body.  I’m sure she had no idea at the time that she was fostering at a reproductive justice advocate.  But I thank her for it.

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Tampon Safety and Our Monthly Affair with Toxins

While BPA (bisphenol A) is now receiving a lot of attention from environmental and reproductive health advocates, another chemical affecting women’s reproductive health is sliding under the radar: Dioxin.

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(VIDEOS): A “Spectacular” Anthem for Drunken Blackout Sex

A new single by former Disney “Cheetah Girl” Kiely Williams, member of girl group 3LW, is essentially an ode to a night of unconscious, unprotected sex.

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Breastfeeding: Putting the Stats into Practice

Breastfeeding may not be a panacea to maternal and infant health disparities but it is a proven way to improve health outcomes. But to make it real, we have to holistically support new mothers and their babies in breastfeeding.

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The Real Danger in Black Communities: Maternal and Infant Mortality

If the Radiance Foundation is truly concerned about black children, then it should focus on eliminating the undeniable dangers of maternal and infant mortality in the black community.

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