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Obama Budget Retains Needle Exchange Ban, Leaving Drug Users and Others at Risk

President Obama has repeatedly expressed his support for lifting the ban on federal funding of needle exchange programs. So why it is still in his 2010 budget?

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Bravo, President Obama

President Obama’s budget contains the first-ever significant funding for preventing teen pregnancy prevention that is not dedicated to abstinence-only interventions.

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Hyde Amendment Restrictions Impose Harsh Costs on Low-Income Latinas

The White House’s proposed budget condones a two-tier health system, in which women with private health insurance or private funds can exercise their right to an abortion, but poor women cannot.

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Abstinence-Only Funding Not Dead if Congress Plays “Hide-the-Salami” Again

Will funding for abstinence-only-until marriage programs stay out of the budget once Congress gets its hands on it?

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Roundup: Nina Totenberg on the Supreme Court Nomination Process

More reactions to the 2010 budget; Nina Totenberg on the Supreme Court nomination – likely picks and process; Obama to speak at University of Notre Dame commencement; majority of teen pregnancies in the UK end in abortion; good news on male contraceptive is premature.

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Obama Urges End to Abstinence-Only

Advocates for comprehensive sex-ed in New Mexico, which has the second-highest teen birth rate in the country, say they’re elated by the president’s proposal to cut abstinence-only funding.

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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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Are We There Yet? Comprehensive Sex Education and the President’s 2010 Budget

Obama’s 2010 budget gets us on the road to comprehensive sexuality education. But it will be up to advocates, Congress, and the agencies administering funds to get us all the way to there.

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Is Funding Our Only Global Health Priority?

I must voice my strong disagreement with those who are choosing not to recognize the critical paradigm shift that has been introduced in the 2010 budget: a focus on integration.

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The Agony and (Not Quite) Ecstasy – Reproductive Health in the President’s 2010 Budget

Obama’s 2010 budget contains some recommendations that should buoy those of us working to improve women’s reproductive health, but it also contains a dose of heartache.

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