Until preventative health care is a reality for everyone in this country, clinic doctors and nurses should view an EC visit as an opportunity for sensitive outreach.
All proposals to advance women, to empower women economically, socially, legally, will be highly ineffectual unless each and every woman is able to choose whether and when to have children.
The 2009 omnibus appropriations bill has a little-noticed provision will restore access to affordable birth control for nearly four million college students and low-income women.
The economic argument against contraception assumes an unnerving disregard for humanity.
In today’s New York Times, William Saletan offers a misguided prescription for ending the “culture” wars and perpetuates the myths of “moral” versus “practical.”
This year candidates who formerly fell victim to a caricature of being “pro-abortion” are returning fire. Some have turned the tables by exposing their opponents as not only anti-abortion, but, more radically, anti-contraception.
The presidential candidates have been challenged with the same question again and again: In our unprecedented economic crisis, what programs or services will you cut? If they cut family planning services, other reproductive health costs are sure to spiral leaving “Jane the plumber” without the critical health services she needs.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a filed a comment objecting to HHS’s new provider conscience regulations.
The 2004 abortion rate in the United States is the lowest it has been since national legalization, but the overall rate masks stark disparities in the abortion rate among different racial and ethnic groups.
There are only 13 days left to comment on the HHS regulations that allow physician’s to opt out of providing services like contraception and family planning to which they object – even if it’s in the best interest of the patient.