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Yet Another Lawsuit Contests the Birth Control Benefit

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A lawsuit in Tennessee becomes the latest to challenge the contraception mandate in Obamacare.

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Hiding Pregnancies: Reproductive Freedom Is an Economic Issue

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For anyone who claims that reproductive rights aren’t an economic issue, try getting a job at 20 weeks’ pregnant.

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World Contraception Day: Myths, Rumors, and Rubbish

More than 20 different methods of long-acting and short-acting hormonal and barrier contraception are now available, many of which are 99-percent-plus effective. But strange superstitions live on.

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Litigation Seeks to Turn Back the Clock on Contraception: Women’s Advances Due to Birth Control Are at Risk

On the anniversary of a crucial Supreme Court ruling on contraception, a woman’s right to use birth control is once again under attack.

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Mamahood by Choice, Not Chance

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This Mama’s Day, I encourage all women to stand up and say, “Mamahood by Choice!” Becoming a mama should always be a decision that a woman makes with her partnerand not because she doesn’t have access to family planning. 

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It’s 2012. Shouldn’t College Students Know to Wrap It Up Already? (A Graduate Student’s Perspective)

It is impractical to believe that college students will not be sexually active. Not using the appropriate preventive measures (i.e. a condom) can lead to both unintended and unwanted consequences, high-risk situations or not. It is obvious that changes need to be made. But where to begin?

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Minnesota Senator Al Franken Testifies Against the Blunt Amendment

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The Democratic Senator calls the proposal to allow employers to veto health coverage they morally object to “a deeply worrying case of one person’s hand meeting another’s face.”

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Birth Control in Vending Machines? It’s About Time.

For the past two years, the Etter Health Center at Shippensburg University, a small-town Pennsylvania school, has provided access to a vending machine that dispenses Plan B One-Step® (among other health products) to students at a cost of $25. While politicians and political elites continue to get their knickers in a twist over contraception, it is heartening to see some public health experts who just get it.

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The EC Decision: Dismissing the Concerns of Latinas and Low-Income Women

The Administration’s decision to ignore medical and scientific evidence and deny increased access to Plan-B suggests a failure to understand and acknowledge the effects of this decision on Latinas, women of color, undocumented immigrants and low-income women.

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Will Colorado Politicians Who Supported “Personhood” in 2010 Be Back at It Again?

In Colorado, some of the highest-ranking GOP politicians in the state are personhood backers, even though the measure was shot down badly both here in 2008 and again in 2010. Will the same politicians who backed the personhood amendment last year jump on board again, now that personhood backers have announced plans to place the measure on the 2012 election ballot in Colorado?

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