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Vulnerable Women and Contraception: Obama Turns Clock Back Nearly 100 Years

A critique of reproductive politics written in the 1970s about events in the ‘20s and ‘30s is remarkably relevant to today’s leading reproductive controversy: the Obama Administration’s overruling of the FDA decision to allow over-the-counter status of Plan B emergency contraception for young women under the age of seventeen.

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Fordham Law Students’ Health Clinic a Success, But University Still Refuses to Divulge Health Care Policies

Last week, the Fordham Law School chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice held an off-campus clinic to provide access to birth control prescriptions and condoms to students of our Catholic University.  It was a greater success than we had hoped for, but the University still refuses to clarify its policies, much less prescribe contraception.

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Condoms Breaking? Ur (Probably) Doin’ It Wrong.

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Want to do your part to help prevent the spread of HIV this World AIDS Day?  One of the easiest ways we can all do that is to use condoms correctly and consistently, avoiding common mishaps which can result in rips or breaks.

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Obama and the Bishops: Is the White House Caving on Birth Control Coverage?

The Bishops are lobbying hard for the Obama Administration to effectively excuse any and all “religious” entities from covering contraceptives without a co-pay. Last week Archbishop Dolan paid a private visit to President Obama and word on the street is that the White House may cave. This would be a grave mistake.

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Memo to the Media: No Link Between Birth Control Pills and Prostate Cancer

Yesterday, a new study made headlines claiming that oral contraceptive use is associated with prostate cancer. Scary, right? Wrong… There’s no evidence of a link, though that didn’t stop media from claiming there is.

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Maternal Martyr, Michelle Duggar, Willing to Risk Life for Baby No. 20

Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar of TLC’s “19 & Counting” fame announced on TODAY they are expecting baby #20 – due in April 2012. The flip side of the Quiverfull ideal of “trusting the Lord with our family planning” which Jim Bob Michelle embrace and promote through their TV Reality show, website, and is that Michelle also accepts the possibility of her own or her baby’s deaths, should such tragedy occur, as God’s will.

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Access to Contraception is Basic Health Care. Don’t Let Religious Organizations Limit Access

PRCH supports the recent recommendation of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to include contraception in the preventive health benefits for women under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). As physicians, we know that access to contraception is essential to the health and well-being of our patients.

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The World at Seven Billion: A Global Milestone That Reflects the Needs of Seven Billion Individuals

After three children, Filipino mother Gina Judilla tried to induce abortion, but failed. She can't get birth control. (IHT)

Reaching seven billion people on planet Earth has prompted renewed debates about the balance between population size and consumption of natural resources, about age structure and political stability, and about the consequences of rapid population growth rates for poor countries’ ability to develop economically. To a large extent, however, these macro-level dilemmas reflect a micro-level problem about which there is a universal consensus and where the solution is relatively straightforward.

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New Study Suggests HIV Risk with Hormonal Contraceptives: What It Means for Family Planning Policy and Programs

new study published this week in The Lancet Infectious Diseases suggests that use of hormonal contraceptives, particularly injectables, may double the risk of uninfected women acquiring HIV. 

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iContraception? Smart Birth Control Should Be As Sexy as Your Smartphone

What if we were as devoted, as critical, as insistent when it came to contraceptive technologies, as we are when it comes to cell phones?

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