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Expedited Partner Therapy: Treating STDs and Saving Money in the Process

EPT enables health care professionals to provide patients with either antibiotics or prescriptions for antibiotics to their sexual partner(s) without a visit by the partner(s) to a health care center.

EPT simplifies the process of receiving treatment for STDs by enabling health-care professionals to provide patients with either antibiotics or prescriptions to their sexual partner(s) without a visit by the partner(s) to a health-care center.

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State Policy Trends 2013: Abortion Bans Move to the Forefront


Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.

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Legal Wrap: The Anti-Contraception Movement’s Long History

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Legal contraception for single people has been a fight for over 40 years, and the latest challenges suggest the fight isn’t ending soon.

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Kentucky House Committee Strikes Down Six Anti-Choice Bills

After what feels like years on the defensive, reproductive rights advocates pushed ahead with proposed federal protections for reproductive rights.

While many legislatures are moving full steam ahead to pass abortion restrictions, Kentucky is knocking down anti-choice bills.

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A New Generation of Abortion Activists: Destigmatizing Abortion in Kentucky

VOX member at University of Kentucky responds to graphic anti-abortion posters on campus. (bluecoastlive.wordpress.com)

If we can’t even talk about abortion, we can’t ever hope to change the stigma.

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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.

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Kentucky Anti-Choice Legislators Push Forced Ultrasound Bill… Again

State Rep. Joe Fischer, R-Fort Thomas. Photo: Kentuckyrollcall.blogspot.com.

It’s been a decade, and Republicans still won’t quit when it comes to proposing a mandatory ultrasound bill.

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Kentucky Legislature Will Vote on Legislation to Ban Abortion Coverage In State Health Exchange

Kentucky Representative Stan Lee. Photo: Facebook.

Abortions already won’t be covered, but one lawmaker wants to be really, really sure.

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More Randall Terry Acolytes File To Run For Congress

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Local voters get to watch ads made by people who don’t live in the state for an office they have no intention of trying to win.

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A Rabbi Responds to Mitch McConnell: Sorry Senator, Health Care IS the Issue!

As a religious advocate for reproductive care, I was taken aback by U. S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) recent comment, “That is not the issue,” when asked about extending health coverage to 30 million American uninsured.

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