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House GOP Tries to Eliminate Public Funding for Family Planning

The impact on the nearly 4.6 million people who depend on Title X for their health-care needs would be “devastating."

The impact on the nearly 4.6 million people who depend on Title X for their health-care needs would be “devastating.”

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My Diagnosis, My Choice: What It Means To Be a Carrier

Genetic conditions have made their way into public dialogue in recent years, but not many people understand the decisions patients, particularly women, have to make once they have their diagnosis.

Genetic conditions have made their way into public dialogue in recent years, but not many people understand the decisions patients, particularly women, have to make once they have their diagnosis.

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Family Planning Initiatives Must Focus on People, Not Numbers

Reaching quantitative goals should not take priority over quality of care, voluntary use of contraception, and informed choice. The needs, desires, and well-being of women are paramount.

Reaching quantitative goals should not take priority over quality of care, voluntary use of contraception, and informed choice. The needs, desires, and well-being of women are paramount.

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Bipartisan Bill in Congress Would Send More OB-GYNs to Underserved Rural Areas

The Improving Access to Maternity Care Act would identify which areas of the country have maternity care shortages and help send OB-GYNs to those underserved areas.

The Improving Access to Maternity Care Act would identify which areas of the country have maternity care shortages and help send OB-GYNs to those underserved areas.

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Who Said the Fight for Birth Control Access Was Only About Not Having Babies?

Birth control can have positive effects on the well-being of women and—when and if they choose to have them—their babies, yet 225 million women worldwide who want access to contraception can’t get it. [via EngenderHealth]

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Natural Family Planning Methods Can Work, But They Take a Big Commitment

The Republican-dominated U.S. House voted 242 to 184 Wednesday to pass a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks nationwide, with no exceptions for a woman’s health or fetal anomalies.

The Pope drew attention to natural family planning methods when he suggested there are ways for Catholic women to limit the number of children they have without violating the Church’s teachings on contraception. But just how do these methods work? And how good are they?

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Cosby Defenders, DIY Fertility, and Overt Conservative Sexism

On this episode of Reality Cast, journalist Allison Yarrow tells us all about the interesting new DIY fertility movement. Also, the Bill Cosby situation continues to get uglier, and conservative media is ramping up hostility toward women working and getting educated.

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Silicon Valley’s Egg-Freezing Perk Is Bad for People Across the Board

Egg freezing is an individualized, questionably effective technical fix for a fundamentally social problem.

Egg freezing is an individualized, questionably effective technical fix for a fundamentally social problem.

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When It Comes to Teen Pregnancy, Support Is Prevention

Groups that believe preventing teenage pregnancy is achievable through expensive public service campaigns fail to realize that they would do much better to support teen parents and their families.

Groups that believe preventing teenage pregnancy is achievable through expensive public service campaigns fail to realize that they would do much better to support teen parents and their families.

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New York’s Teen Pregnancy Campaign Quietly Gets Made Over, Still Misses the Mark

The city's original teen pregnancy prevention campaign website is now gone.

When the Bloomberg administration unveiled its teen pregnancy prevention campaign last March, it was met with immediate backlash. Now the city has updated the campaign website, but the site doesn’t abandon all of the problematic language featured in the previous campaign.

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