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At G8 and G20, the Streets are Empty: Let’s Hope the Promises Won’t Be

The G8 must commit new resources for maternal, newborn and child health, including all reproductive health services. Integrated sexual and reproductive health services have been proven to be cost-effective and to save lives.

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The Oily Logic Of Right-Wing ‘Family Values’

As the Gulf oil catastrophe unfolds, little is being said about its effects now and later on human health, especially on reproductive health and on the health of children.

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South Carolina Lt. Governor Compares School Children on Assisted Lunch Program to “Stray Animals”

South Carolina’s Lt. Governor compares children and families reliant on reduced price and free school lunch programs to “stray animals.”

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My Healthy Child “Too Unhealthy” for Health Care?

We pay deserved attention to the childhood obesity epidemic and the eventual health problems caused by it. My active child loves fruits, vegetables, and water. This thin but otherwise healthy child may now be considered “medically uninsurable.”

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Roundup: Masturbation as Natural as Breathing….Let’s Ban That, Too

The far right continues to use the “sex boogeyman” as a scare tactic to undermine comprehensive sex ed, here and abroad. Agence-France Press reports that guidelines originally drafted by the UN cultural organisation Unesco will promote…..(gasp!)….masturbation.

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Elevating Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning Under the Obama Administration

A Global Family Health Action Plan could integrate child health, maternal health, family planning and HIV prevention and meet US commitments to the UN Millennium Development Goals.

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Too Little Progress on Child and Maternal Mortality

A special edition of The Lancet finds that fewer than a quarter of 68 priority countries are on track to reach the Millennium Development Goals on maternal and child mortality.

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Real Time: The Opposition’s Fangs Are Showing

The more rabid elements of the far-right once again show their true nature, distorting facts for political gain and personal destruction.

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SCHIP: Just the Beginning

Last week, President Bush vetoed a proposal that would extend the State Children's Health Insurance Program, demonstrating the administration's cavalier attitude toward the many families who earn above poverty levels but are still unable to cover their children.

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