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The Copper IUD: A Better Plan B

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The copper IUD, known as Paragard in the US, is an overlooked option which offers a number of benefits over EC pills.

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For Informed Consent, Don’t Forget the IUD as EC

Doctors cannot restrict the treatments they mention to only those that they themselves offer. And yet this is what often happens with emergency contraception. Women are not told about the most effective option.  

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New Goals for the Pro-Choice Movement in the United States? Accessible, Affordable, Destigmatized

Based on conversations I’ve had with people across the field, it’s clear that the pro-choice movement in the United States is ready for an expanded set of goals for abortion that go beyond safe, legal, and rare. 

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The Copper IUD as Emergency Contraception: A Neglected Option

Did you know that for emergency contraception (EC), the copper IUD is more than 99 percent effective?

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“You Are A Man. Why Are You Interested in Family Planning?”

It happens frequently when I meet someone new.  We each say what work we do, and then he or she says, “You are a man.  Why are you interested in family planning?” 

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