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At Triennial Conference, A Call To Strengthen Midwifery, Maternal Health Globally

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the worldwide professional association of midwives, is holding their first meeting in Africa this week, in Durban, South Africa. The focus is on ensuring the women of the world have safe pregnancies and increased access to medical services.

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Does Age at First Menstruation Predict Your Child’s Sex?

A new study contends that when a woman begins menstruating may effect what sex of child she eventually gives birth to.

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State Legislative Trends in 2010: Abortion Restrictions Once Again Dominate

Even as state legislators were largely preoccupied by ongoing budget crises in 2010, issues related to reproductive health and rights nonetheless garnered significant legislative attention.

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You Say Goodbye, and I Say Hello

By the time you read this piece, I should soon be holding my new son in my arms.

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Repro Rights Afternoon Style: Protesting the Death of a Pregnant Prisoner, Planned Parenthood Sues Alaska

Where are the pro-life forces when a pregnant inmate dies from lack of reproductive health care in jail and how can we prevent this from happening to other women? Planned Parenthood sues the state of Alaska, and it seems that physicians are giving women seeking birth control unnecessary pelvic exams…

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Repro Rights Afternoon Style: Silent Birth, AIDS denialism, Tea Party Abortion Argument and More

AIDS denialist given a radio gig, Tea Partiers argue over abortion and gays in the military, New Jersey legislators debate whether women’s health is all that important, and what is “silent birth”?

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Advocates Push ACOG to Remove Barriers to VBACs

A coalition of individuals and national organizations focused on promoting evidence-based maternity care sends a message to ACOG to remove yet another barrier to VBACs.

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Eventually You Have To Admit You’re Having a Baby

With eight weeks to go, I realized I’m missing the obvious — there’s a baby on the way in December.

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What Happens When Surrogacy Meets Abortion?

The legal and bioethical considerations of surrogacy are complex. The laws from state to state vary, as they do from country to country and there is hardly unity on surrogacy as a feminist or reproductive justice issue, either.

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Rand Paul Rails Against Pregnant Women and Medicaid

In his latest rant, GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Rand Paul tells supporters that those pregnant women using Medicaid to access care may just be milking the system.

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