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Baby Aboard: The Navy Responds to High Rates of Unplanned Pregnancies Among Sailors

(William Pittman/U.S. Navy via Stars and Stripes)

Unintended pregnancies are even more common among women in the Navy than they are in the general population and they can be even more disruptive to their lives and careers. The Navy is spending January addressing this issue through its peer-mentoring group, Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD).

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Five Things to Look for in Family Planning in 2013

In many ways, 2012 was a banner year for international family planning and reproductive health. What should we be looking for in 2013?

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By Choice, Not by Chance: Family Planning is Everyone’s Right

Access to family planning services is a long-recognized basic human right… but we have a long way to go to ensure everyone has access.

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Jodi on HuffPost Live: Contraception Crisis

Editor in Chief Jodi Jacobson joined other reproductive rights activists and experts to discuss why over 200 million women worldwide cannot get the birth control they want.

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ELECTION 2012: Women Told the Nation, Loud and Clear, This Election was About the Economy and Jobs

Photo: Reuters via Politico.

Women have spoken. And they told the nation, loud and clear, that this election was about the economy and jobs. For women, topics like birth control and equal pay are absolutely economic issues for women. I’ve heard some say we voted with our “ladyparts,” which we certainly care about, but it was bigger than that.

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ELECTION 2012: The Power of the Youth Vote

Kathy Willens/Associated Press

Yesterday, any doubt about the power of Millennials was laid to rest. Young people voted at record levels, representing 19 percent of the total voting public – the largest percentage ever, including in the 2008 presidential election.

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This Election Year, Where Are the Real Conversations About Violence Against Women?

Rape, and other forms of violence and abuse such as birth control sabotage or pregnancy coercion, are acts that seek to strip power from women and inhibit their decisionmaking. This election-year, where are the real conversations about violence against women, not just idiotic statements about rape?  

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How I Lost Faith in the “Pro-Life” Movement

The spring of my sophomore year of college I was president of my university’s Students for Life chapter. The fall of my junior year of college I cut my ties with the pro-life movement. Five years later I have lost the last shred of faith I had in that movement. This is my story.

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A Comstock Speaks: Why I Support Planned Parenthood

I support Planned Parenthood for the same reasons millions of other people do, but I have another, more unique, reason for supporting Planned Parenthood. I have a remote connection to its origin: Anthony Comstock was a distant relative of mine.

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Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall Plans to Introduce Sex-Selection Abortion Ban

VA delegate Bob Marshall. Photo: Politico.

Oh, Bob Marshall, way to get back in the headlines.

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