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How to Talk to Your Friends About Birth Control: Lessons From the Pro-Vaccination Crowd

Contraceptive coverage is essential and needs to be protected.

Do you have a friend who wants to be on the pill but is afraid because of unscientific scare-mongering in the media? Here’s a guide, cribbed from vaccination advocates, on how to talk to people about the pill without turning them off or making them feel threatened.

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Sexual Health Roundup: The Pill Improved Women’s Earning Capacity; Puberty Happens Earlier

Study finds women with earlier access to the pill have had greater earning potential over the course of their lives; a NYT article examines the phenomenon of early puberty; April is STD Awareness Month. 

 

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A Woman with a Plan: The Real Story of Margaret Sanger

Her opponents have smeared her as a racist and classist, but Sanger devoted her life to fighting for equal access to reproductive choice.

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Lies, Lies and More Lies: How Anti-Choicers Are Using “Personhood” to Ban Birth Control

Personhood amendments are clearly intended to attack the legality of the birth control pill. The argument for why is a scientific sham, because the pill doesn’t kill fertilized eggs. So why aren’t pro-choicers saying so?

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If You Use the Pill, Do You Still Have to Use Condoms?

Is one reliable method of contraception okay, or do you need two? There's no rule for everyone, just what level and kind of protection you want and what you feel best about.

Is one reliable method of contraception okay, or do you need two?¬† There’s no rule for everyone, just what level and kind of protection you want and what you feel best about.

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“La Operaci√≥n:” How the Church Contributed to Sterilization Abuse in Puerto Rico

The Catholic Church inadvertently pushed women toward sterilization rather than risk committing a continuous offense against the Church.

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Refuting Powers: Many Obstacles To Contraceptive Access

Kirsten Powers lambasts Planned Parenthood on the assumption that birth control is easy to get. My recent experiences having access to the pill blocked demonstrate that even for privileged women, it most definitely isn’t.

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How to Stop the Right’s Campaign Against Rape Victims

It is time to propose practical changes that would actually cut public expenditures, protect rape victims and make the anti-women animus that motivates these proposals visible for all to see.

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Afternoon Roundup: Minnesota State Rep. Caught With Gun Outside Planned Parenthood, Republican Lawmakers Say No to Women Vets?

Republican House leadership feels the need to meet with violent, anti-choice “activist” Randall Terry while a Republican state representative in Minnesota is caught with a gun outside a Planned Parenthood.

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New Study: Birth Control Pills Make Women Smarter!

A new study which concludes that women using oral contraceptives actually increase the size of certain parts of their brain.

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