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How Doulas and Abortion Funds Are Alike: Addressing Gaps in the Medical System, Without Judgement

We are both groups of people who arose to address fundamental gaps in our medical system, and we both provide unconditional and nonjudgmental support for pregnant people.

We are both groups of people that arose to address fundamental gaps in our medical system, and we both provide unconditional and nonjudgmental support for pregnant people.

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What Would a Decent Teen Pregnancy Prevention Campaign Look Like?

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Sadly, most teen pregnancy campaigns aren’t focused on teen pregnancy prevention; they’re teen parenting prevention campaigns.

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It’s Not Just the Diet: Racism Is at Play in Immigrants’ Poor Health Outcomes

A recent New York Times article detailed the health effects of immigration on the Latino community, but it neglected to note one of the likely causes of those health outcomes: racism.

A recent New York Times article detailed the health effects of immigration on the Latino community, but it neglected to note one of the likely causes of those health outcomes: racism.

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New Recommendations Say Labor Should Begin Naturally—When Will Medical Practice Change?

The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology now says that we should "let nature take its course" during labor. But that change could take years to go into effect, affecting pregnant individuals in the United States and abroad.

The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology now says that we should “let nature take its course” during labor. But that change could take years to go into effect, affecting pregnant individuals in the United States and abroad.

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What Is the Goal of the Doula Movement?

The goal of having a doula for every birth may not be feasible. It also may not bring about the radical change we seek.

Doulas have increased in number and popularity in recent years. But as a whole, what are we working toward? The goal of having a doula for every birth may not be feasible. It also may not bring about the radical change we seek.

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Backlash Against NYC Teen Pregnancy Campaign Brings Tweaks, But Message Remains the Same

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In the campaign’s SMS exchange about Anaya, the pregnant teen character who is bullied at the prom, she is no longer called a “fat loser”—now she’s just called a “loser.” Progress?

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NYC Teen Pregnancy Campaign Brings Shaming to Bus Shelters and Cell Phones

The New York Human Resource Administration's new teen pregnancy prevention campaign takes shame as a prevention tactic to an entirely new level.

The New York Human Resource Administration’s new teen pregnancy prevention campaign takes shame as a prevention tactic to an entirely new level.

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New Study Shows Birth Centers Are a Quality Option for Low-Risk Births

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Two weeks ago the American Association of Birth Centers and the American College of Nurse-Midwives released the findings from a new study.The big picture finding is this: for low-risk women giving birth, birth centers are an alternative that provides a safe, supportive, and cost-saving environment in which to give birth.

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The Meaning of Reproductive Justice: Simplifying a Complex Concept

Reproductive justice can’t be easily communicated in a sound bite or phrase. Does it matter?

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Remembering Those Still Waiting for the Promise of Roe

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Each year the anniversary of Roe brings the reminder that people of color are disproportionately impacted by the current state of abortion access, but often missing from the public dialogue about Roe and abortion.

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