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How Deeply Flawed Studies on Abortion and Breast Cancer Become Anti-Choice Fodder

Anti-choice people are using findings from a new study out of China to jump to the unwarranted conclusion that abortion causes an increased breast cancer risk. But the study’s methodology and data appear seriously flawed, with the results likely reflecting “recall bias.”

Anti-choice advocates are using findings from a new study out of China to jump to the unwarranted conclusion that abortion causes an increased breast cancer risk. But the study’s methodology and data appear seriously flawed, with the results likely reflecting “recall bias.”

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Sexual Health Roundup: Michael Douglas Backtracks, Parents in China Want Sex Ed, and Condoms for Batman?

Michael Douglas backtracks on his claims that cunnilingus caused his cancer.

This week, Michael Douglas backtracked on his assertion that HPV caused his cancer, parents in China said they want sex education, a study showed Australian kids in same-sex families are doing well, and Durex’s new social media campaign backfired.

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Let’s Remind Election Winners: Reproductive Coercion is Wrong

We can all agree that forcing women to undergo abortions or sterilizations is wrong — but so is forcing women to gestate and give birth to children they don’t want. It’s time we considered both sides of reproductive coercion.

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Stories of Oppression in China Highlight Need to Empower Women

Horrifying reports of a woman forced to have an abortion draw attention yet again to the dangers of China’s one-child policy. All champions of human rights must openly condemn China’s one-child policy and the illegal practices of forced abortion and coerced birth control reported in some localities. The continued oppression of Chinese families through coercive reproductive policies must end.

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Here We Go Again: House Proposes Slashing International Family Planning Programs and Reinstating Global Gag Rule

Last week, the House Appropriations Committee proposed to cut funding for international family planning programs and impose harmful restrictions on women’s access to essential health care — including the global gag rule and prohibiting U.S. contributions to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. 

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Who Owns the Farm? Land Rights Push in China Leaves Women Without a Plot To Stand On

As the ancient Chinese proverb goes, “women hold up half the sky.” Yet how can they, if they do not even have a plot of land on which to stand?

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House GOP Renews Misguided Effort to Defund UNFPA, Risking the Lives of Millions of Women

On the heels of Vice President Biden’s recent trip to China, the leadership of the House of Representatives issued a misguided ultimatum to President Obama: defund UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, or else.

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China’s Big Condom Painting

A safe-sex exhibition in China has taken to offbeat methods to promote the use of condoms.

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Abortions Rise in China as Sex Ed Lacks

The New York Times examines the rise in abortions in China, of which Chinese officials blame the low-level of sex education.

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Free Condoms for Internal Migrants in China, But Continued Neglect of Reproductive Rights

The Chinese Government has decided to distribute free contraceptives to
the migrant population, a group previously denied access to the free condoms
distribution system.

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