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Lesbian Refused IVF Treatment in California

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.

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Teen Moms Mainstreamed as P Schools Vanish

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?

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Whose Safe Haven? Abandoned Baby Found in St. Louis

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?

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More Needed on Black Women and Breast Cancer

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.

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Coerced Abortion Bill Harms, Not Protects, Women

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.

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Fierce Debate Over Midwifery Licensure

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.

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Fear and Bigotry In Missouri Immigration Legislation

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.

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The Never-Ending Juggling Act

Young mothers who struggle to stay in school need more support and resources to continue their education.

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Remembering Reproductive Rights for Prisoners

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.

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Facts Have No Place in Ab-Only

On the front lines healthcare providers and volunteers meet young women who learn prevention post-infection, who explore contraceptive options after a pregnancy and who are growing up in a culture where sophisticated media outlets sell sex as power.

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