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Is It Safe? Asking the Wrong Question in the Home Birth Debate

Recent conversations have focused on the question of whether home birth is safe. Here is why it’s the wrong question to be asking. 

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For LGBT Health, What Happens in Wisconsin Shouldn’t Stay in Wisconsin

A recent study on LGBT healthcare in Wisconsin underscores the importance of passing a proposed law in California to improve the health of its LGBT residents. In doing so, California can teach Wisconsin a thing or two.

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Illinois’ Home Birth Safety Act Awaits Passage

It’s the bill advocates are calling “the solution to the Illinois home birth maternity care crisis” and some have been waiting 30 years for its passage. But a strong and active state medical association is blocking the bill at every turn. Why?

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The Onus Is on Women or How the HHS Rules Keep Women In The Dark

Deborah Kotz of US News & World Report tells a radio interviewer why the latest HHS rules “leave women in the dark.”

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Roundup: Responses To the HHS Proposal

Family planning groups and NY Rep. Nita Lowey respond to the HHS proposal that would limit access to contraception for women, AMA apologizes for history of racial inequality, WaPo article on homosexuality and youth.

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Bad Medicine: AMA Seeks To Outlaw Home Births

In an unmistakably insecure and aggressive move, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a resolution at its annual meeting last weekend to introduce legislation outlawing home birth.

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