In the struggle over abortion and, more recently, abstinence-only education, attention has strayed away from what the CDC recognizes as one of the 10 greatest public health advances of the 20th century- modern methods of family planning.
O’Mara argues that parents’ freedom of conscience has been demonized – from a new mother, HIV positive, who was court-ordered to stop breastfeeding her baby and forced to give him AZT, to refusing to allow women the right to birth at home – intolerance for parents’ choices is growing.
10% of all women living with HIV reside in New York City. It’s the largest population of women with HIV in the country. A new report examines women living with HIV and AIDS throughout three boroughs.
House Republicans recently announced their idea of what is wasteful in the stimulus bill. On the list? A proposal for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get $400 million for STI screening and prevention.
CDC calls HIV infection rate for young black men “alarming”; Abortion has returned to the glaring spotlight of the 2008 election; Judge rejects abortion related anti-Obama group’s request for FEC injunction.
In response to new numbers suggesting that the HIV infection rate in the U.S. is 40% higher than previously reported, Barack Obama called for a national HIV plan while John McCain failed to call for a national, coordinated strategy.
A teen’s sexual activity doesn’t predict her future risk for HPV, and shouldn’t determine whether she receives the HPV vaccine, University of Michigan researchers find.
Researchers in Michigan say misoprostol, the drug most commonly used with RU-486 to induce an abortion, may have dangerous consequences if taken vaginally but is completely safe when taken orally.
Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino tells conservative reporter she won’t answer his questions about recently released HIV/AIDS statistics in the U.S.
For the first time since 1991, teen birth rates in the United States rose last year, interrupting a 14 year steady decline. The findings add fuel to the fire that started several months ago with the release of the Mathematica report detailing the failure of abstinence-only programs.