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Reading Between the Lines

Two-thirds of hysterectomies in the United States may be unnecessary. But less-invasive alternatives require either money or solid insurance coverage.

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It is “Suicide” to Ignore Sex Workers

How would AIDS service organizations in American cities respond if they had to sign the anti-prostitution pledge required of PEPFAR grantees? What impact would that pledge have on Americans at risk for HIV infection?

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“The Change”: Not So Mysterious After All

Menopause is a natural stage of a woman’s reproductive life, a condition women go through as they grow older. Knowing the facts and having resources will help women prepare for, rather than dread, that change.

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Missouri, Show Some Legislative Sanity

There’s a whole lot of inaccuracy wrapped up in the so-called pharmacy protection bill being considered in Missouri. The bill not only seeks to protect pharmacies from legal action resulting from the refusal to sell a drug they can’t sell — it also reclassifies emergency contraception as an abortifacient.

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Coverage? Getting There. Access? Not Yet

The promise of universal health care coverage appears to be within America’s grasp. But health care reform must address barriers to access beyond coverage to be truly universal.

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A Foundation of Mistrust

Google “black genocide” and a multitude of web sites indicting Planned Parenthood and other health providers for perpetrating genocide on black people fill the computer screen. It’s tempting to scoff at such claims as the delusional ranting of the lunatic fringe, but that wouldn’t be wise.

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