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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 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?

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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What We Know About Three-Parent In Vitro Fertilization

I, too, was created in a petri dish. I was an IVF baby.

While there is much enthusiasm surrounding experimental new techniques that aim to help women with severely mutated mitochondrial DNA to have a child that would not inherit the disorders that can be caused by those mutations, the verdict is still out on the procedures. And it doesn’t look good.

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Texas Lawmakers Who Cut Family Planning Meet to Talk ‘Legislative Achievements’

While the committee heard testimony from state health officials, about one hundred members of Texas' "orange army" convened at the capitol complex and were joined by lawmakers including state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic candidate running for lieutenant governor.

The Texas senate health and human services committee met on Thursday to tout newly expanded funding to family planning services, but critics say they have a long way to go.

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‘Roe v. Wade’ Let Me Become a Mother

I have never had an abortion, but I am grateful to the role that Roe has played in helping me have my own healthy, happy family.

I found out that I was pregnant nearly 40 years after Roe, but my pregnancy and that case are inextricably linked, even though on paper they have nothing in common.

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