A judiciary committee is scheduled to hear a potential ban on abortions after 20 weeks for residents of the nation’s capitol.
GASP! Pregnant women might actually have children BEFORE they make it to D.C.!
The landscape for abortion access is shifting quickly, as state after state passes restrictive laws. Particularly affected by these new laws are women who need abortions later in their pregnancies.
This week’s sexual health roundup looks at two studies that focus on teens’ access to emergency contraception, one that found free female condoms reduced HIV transmission, and one that suggests exercised-induced orgasms are a real phenomenon.
The “small government” Republican and Tea Party majority in the House are seeking to put their big, intrusive footprint on the necks of District residents by inserting an amendment to the 2012 Financial Services Appropriations bill extending that ban for another year.
How D.C.’s women were sacrificed and the implications for future policy.
New Census data released this month show a “breathtaking” rise in poverty among African-American children in the nation’s capital. Three out of 10 children in the District of Columbia were living in poverty last year, according to the Washington Post.
The District of Columbia will begin distributing free female condoms in an effort to reduce HIV infections. The new program will make 500,000 female condoms available in beauty salons, convenience stores and high schools in parts of the city with high HIV rates. DC is the first city in the nation to make female condoms available for free.
Washington, DC has created a spectrum of punitive laws that lead to and exacerbate unsafe work environments for sex workers and contribute to the skyrocketing rates of HIV infection among vulnerable populations in the District.
Yesterday the Senate passed and sent to President Obama for signing a year-end funding bill for federal agencies that removes restrictions on funding for needle exchange programs and allows the District of Columbia to use its own funds to assist low-income women seeking abortions, among other changes.