Mei Fong, author of One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment, joins Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss China’s one-child policy, and the negative effects the policy has had on China’s population and economic growth. China recently announced plans to end the unpopular policy after three decades.
China’s Communist Party announced Thursday that it would lift the decades-old one-child policy amid concerns about the country’s aging population and shrinking workforce.
Planned Parenthood is the only option for safety net family planning services in one-fifth of the counties it operates in.
Colorado health officials have secured about half the funds that state Republicans voted down this year to run a program that slashed teen pregnancy rates by 40 percent.
The impact on the nearly 4.6 million people who depend on Title X for their health-care needs would be “devastating.”
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.
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.
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.
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]
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?