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World AIDS Day 2010: Important Progress, New Challenges

Fewer people worldwide are getting infected with HIV than a decade ago, and those infected are living longer. But declines in HIV infections are uneven and new infections still outpace new patients put on treatment by two to one. 

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To Save Women’s Lives in Africa, Bring Abortion Out of the Shadows

Approximately 26,000 African women die as a result of unsafe abortion every year. Another 1.7 million are hospitalised, and many others also suffer serious health complications, but never seek treatment.  We can save these women.

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We Can’t Overlook Reproductive Health Needs in Haiti

During this time of displacement, the health and lives of Haiti’s women and girls are threatened by severe living conditions, including the virtual absence of reproductive health services.

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Report: Higher Rates of Unintended Pregnancy, Abortion Among Women of Color

A new report provides strong evidence debunking claims by anti-choice activists that high abortion rates among minorities result from targeted marketing to minority communities.

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The President’s 2010 Budget: A Decidedly Mixed Bag

The most disappointing part of the 2010 budget is the continuation of bans on subsidized abortion services for U.S. women who depend on the federal government for health care.

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We’re Back! US Reclaims Leadership Role in International Reproductive Health

At the recent Commission on Population and Development, for the first time in eight years, the US was front and center advocating an increased global commitment to reproductive health and rights.

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Back Up Your Birth Control Day Gets Boost from Court Decision

On Monday, a U.S. District Court found that the FDA bowed to political pressure from the Bush administration in its 2006 decision to limit access to emergency contraception without prescription to women aged 18 and older.

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The Check’s in the Mail: US Resumes UNFPA Funding Just in Time for UN Meetings

Now that the US has reinstated funding for UNFPA, our country can retake the lead on international family planning at upcoming UN meetings on population and development.

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Celebrating Roe While Promoting Prevention

Although the rate of abortion in the United States has fallen to its lowest level since 1974, stark disparities persist in rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion.

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Parental Involvement Laws Have No Effect on Abortion Rates

Antiabortion activists claim that state laws requiring parental involvement for minors have been a major contributing factor to declining abortion rates in the United States. Studies prove them wrong.

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