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Learning from Levi: The Need for Contraceptive Information, Access, and Options

Levi Johnston, infamous for his association with former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol, and his now-girlfriend Sunny are expecting a child together and have informed the press that the pregnancy was unplanned. Instead of mocking Levi’s many adventures in contraceptive use (or lack thereof), let’s have a serious discussion about how to expand access and adherence to the various methods that are available to those who do not wish to become pregnant.

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Grandma Sarah May Want to Rethink Her Position on Sex Education

Sarah Palin’s son Track is expecting a baby his new wife and it looks like the baby was conceived before their May wedding.  With two children experiencing pregnancies outside of marriage and three children at home, maybe it’s time for the Palin’s to rethink sex education.

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Teen Sex and Contraception on Television: Where’s the Personal Responsibility?

In the last few weeks, I learned that Bristol Palin was on the pill and all of the stars of 16 and Pregnant used condoms.  I find this slightly curious because, as we know, all of them ended up parents before they graduated from high school. If I didn’t know any better, I would start to wonder if contraception just doesn’t work.  But since I do know better, I am instead left wondering if the media is letting our most famous teen get one over on us and in the process perpetuating myths and misunderstandings about birth control.

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Bristol Palin’s “Stolen Virginity:” What’s the Real Message?

In her new memoir, the country’s most famous teen mom and abstinence ambassador claims that Levi Johnston “stole” her virginity but does not believe it was rape; a puzzling distinction. 

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Will Bristol Palin’s TV Show “Promote” Abstinence, Too?

The eldest Palin daughter is about to get her own reality tv show.  Is Candies the charity she’ll be working with?

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Roundup: Four Percent of U.S. Population Identifies as LGBT

Four percent of population is LGBT; Ohio student cannot distribute abortion/breast cancer flyers in a classroom; the Candies Foundation defends payment to Bristol Palin; should sexual orientation be included in medical records?

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Roundup: Bristol Makes a Quarter Million as Abstinence Spokesperson

The Candies Foundation pays Bristol $262k but grants only $35k for teen pregnancy prevention; the FBI releases 10-year old threats against Dr. Tiller; Delaware may enact parental consent; Illinois cannot force pharmacies to distribute emergency contraception.

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Candies Foundation Spends Big Dollars on Palin, Little on Prevention

As reported today by Jezebel.com, the Candies Foundation, which touts itself as being focused on preventing teen pregnancy, spent far more on one teen mom, Bristol Palin, than on any real initiative to prevent teens from getting pregnant.

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Candies Foundation Spends Big Dollars on Palin, Little on Prevention

As reported today by Jezebel.com, the Candies Foundation, which touts itself as being focused on preventing teen pregnancy, spent far more on one teen mom, Bristol Palin, than on any real initiative to prevent teens from getting pregnant.

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Afternoon Roundup: Personhood in Florida, Margaret Cho on Bristol Palin, Zimbabwe’s Women’s Health Activists Speak Up!

Florida is (unsuccessfully) attempting to get a Personhood measure on the ballot, New York’s domestic workers are finally guaranteed one day off a week and paid leave, anti-choice advocates succesfully interject anti-choice language into a law about women veterans access to health care and Margaret Cho speaks out about Bristol Palin?

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