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The Once and Future Bipartisan Support for Family Planning

Ready for some welcome news?  Today, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Family Planning Works Act into law, which will make free Medicaid family planning services available to 33,000 more low- and moderate-income women there.

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“You Are A Man. Why Are You Interested in Family Planning?”

It happens frequently when I meet someone new.  We each say what work we do, and then he or she says, “You are a man.  Why are you interested in family planning?” 

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IUDs Become More Popular in the United States

Once a very unpopular method of contraception, the IUD is making a comeback as an increasing number of women adopt this method of contraception.  A new study suggests that this is due to product improvements, increased access, and a better reputation, among other factors. 

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The Reason The Pill Doesn’t Kill You — Thanks, Barbara Seaman!

A pioneer for women taking on their own health issues, ten authors pay tribute to the “muckraker.”

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Supporting Mothers Is Sound Foreign Policy

When mothers around the world are supported – by ensuring they have access to family planning – families, communities, and nations flourish.

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If You Use the Pill, Do You Still Have to Use Condoms?

Is one reliable method of contraception okay, or do you need two? There's no rule for everyone, just what level and kind of protection you want and what you feel best about.

Is one reliable method of contraception okay, or do you need two?  There’s no rule for everyone, just what level and kind of protection you want and what you feel best about.

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Billboards, Wombs and Women’s Reproductive Rights

The most dangerous place for an African-American child is not in the womb, but in hands of lawmakers and anti-abortion groups that fail to realize the critical importance of funding family planning medical services.

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Defund It All, Let God Sort It Out

There’s a new crusade in the U.S., a crusade against any type of sex not solely for procreation.  The sword is the taxpayer funding, and the aggressors don’t care who their victims are.

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Why The Right Is Turning Extreme On Contraception

Nearly all women who have sex with men use contraception at some point. So why is anti-contraception sentiment becoming rapidly mainstream on the American right? It’s a combination of a mob mentality and a kneejerk hostility to sex.

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What Does it Mean to Be “Pro-Choice?”

What does it mean to be “pro-choice?” “Pro-choice” is a political worldview in which women are equal actors and full participants in society and every born child is a wanted, loved, cared-for child.

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