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Griswold v. Connecticut and the Evolution of Personal Privacy Rights. What’s Next?

Outside the Supreme Court as Griswold was being decided.

A landmark decision about contraception likely paved the way for the legal acceptance of same-sex marriage.

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Beatriz Case Reveals Catholic Hierarchy’s War on Women

In a scathing report released yesterday on the Holy See’s adherence to the principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, an aggressive UN committee knocked the Holy See off the high ground.

The church fathers’ refusal to ordain women priests or to sanction the use of contraception suggests that contempt for women drives the draconian abortion doctrine they’d like to put into law across the globe.

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Get Real! His Religious Beliefs Say No Condoms, But I Need Them. What Do I Do?

What to do when someone's religious beliefs or ideas conflict with your need and want for safer sex and pregnancy prevention.

What to do when someone’s religious beliefs or ideas conflict with your need and want for safer sex and pregnancy prevention.

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They Are Coming for Your Birth Control: Contraception ‘Poisons Love Between a Husband and Wife’

bottle of poison

Opponents of birth control and same-sex marriage share a common argument: “It ain’t true love unless you can get pregnant.”

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How Did Emergency Contraception Get Excluded From VAWA?

Plan b emergency contraceptive

By all accounts, the women’s rights advocates who fought to reauthorize VAWA never made EC a priority.

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Birth Control for Men: Why the Delay?

Is the dream of male contraception simply an unattainable mirage?

If we wish to equalize the responsibility over reproductive health and make it a more just system for us all, men can no longer be left out of the reproductive health equation.

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Could New Skyla Intrauterine Contraception Help Women Reach for the Stars?

A new contraceptive intrauterine system (IUS), Skyla, will be added to the array of options a woman can choose from to prevent pregnancy.

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Yet Another Lawsuit Contests the Birth Control Benefit

photo courtesy of steakpinball via flickr

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

Marissa Mayer, center, at Tech Conference in San Fransisco. Photo: LA Times.

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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