June 10, 2008 - 7:00 am
New research suggests that teens aren’t using oral sex as a substitute for sexual intercourse. Now our challenge is to develop programs addressing the reality of teen sexual behavior rather than speculating over the myth of “technical virginity.”
June 2, 2008 - 7:00 am
A case before the California Supreme Court, brought by a woman refused in vitro fertilization by her doctors because she is a lesbian, serves as a reminder that medical discrimination is still a real threat for many Americans.
May 19, 2008 - 7:00 am
One third of young women who drop out of high school cite pregnancy and/or motherhood as the reason. But in recent years, special schools for pregnant students have been phased out in favor of mainstreaming. What’s next?
May 12, 2008 - 7:24 am
Have Safe Haven laws — in which women can lawfully relinquish their infants within 30 days of birth — become a substitute for universal health care and comprehensive sexuality education?
May 5, 2008 - 4:37 am
Recent studies have discovered a dramatic decline in breast cancer incidence resulting from a reduction in the use of hormone replacement therapy. It’s good news — except that it’s not true for African-American women.
April 28, 2008 - 8:28 am
The “coerced abortion” bill Missouri’s House just passed devalues the women’s intelligence and women’s ability to make decisions about their own medical care.
April 21, 2008 - 8:47 am
Currently, Missouri midwives must have a nursing degree and work under a doctor’s supervision — otherwise, they are committing a felony. A Senate bill under consideration would expand women’s birthing options — but the Missouri State Medical Association is fighting back.
April 14, 2008 - 8:48 am
The impact of anti-immigration policies on women is clear and reflects poorly upon our society. Pamela explores the impact in her home state of Missouri, in her own neighborhood.
April 7, 2008 - 8:44 am
Young mothers who struggle to stay in school need more support and resources to continue their education.
March 31, 2008 - 8:43 am
The number of women in prison is growing at a staggering rate. We must include the challenges and issues incarcerated women face to reproductive health care access as we advocate for reproductive justice for all.