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Report Calls for Integrated Efforts to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy Worldwide

Teenage motherhood, especially for girls under 15 years old, has negative health and economic impacts for both the young girls and their communities.

Teenage motherhood, especially for girls under 15 years old, has negative health and economic impacts for both the young girls and their communities.

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Crazy About Contraception (One Way or Another)

When it comes to contraception, the United States could be viewed as the land of lunacy. The facts and figures from that country demonstrate the power of contraception to change a society.

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Being Pro-Choice is About Much More Than Just the Right to Abortion Care

Abortion is far from the only choice a woman makes about her reproductive health. And if you really think about it, why wait to defend those reproductive health choices until she is at the door of an abortion clinic?

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Congresswoman McCollum Continues to Fight Child Marriage

The Minnesota Congresswoman has introduced a new bill that declares child marriage a human rights violation.

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Keeping Girls in School: Addressing Early Marriage and Breaking Barriers to Reproductive Health Care

Haregnesh Abetneh, a young child bride in Ethiopia who is back in school

Married at 3, divorced at 8? Early marriage should not be an option for any young girl–no matter where she lives.

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What Does US Policy Have to Do With Child Brides and Drought in Kenya?

Years of misguided U.S. policy such as the Global Gag Rule have contributed to today’s crisis in Kenya.

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Morning Roundup: Gardasil Also Effective in Men

HPV vaccine is just as effective in men at preventing genital warts, more children getting health care with CHIP, Spain keeps marriage age at 14 (and what’s it like in your state?), and the Vatican is setting up an HIV/AIDS conference.

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Morning Roundup: Teen Birth Rate Drops; Abortion Special on MTV

MTV will air a special on teens who choose abortion; the teen birth rate drops and everyone scrambles to claim credit or blame the economy; a fabulous new app for the sexually active; buy a dress, help prevent child marriage.

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UPDATE: In “Shameful Act,” Republicans Kill Bill to Prevent Child Marriage

Last night, the House Republicans banded together at the last minute on purely specious grounds to defeat legislation aimed at preventing child marriage worldwide.

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Advocates Call for Immediate Action by House to Prevent Child Marriage

Advocates are calling for immediate passage tomorrow by the House of a bill to prevent child marriage throughout the world.  The legislation, which seeks to ensure better coordination on major development goals, has already passed the Senate unanimously. You can help them.  Action links included.

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