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“People Of A Certain Age” Left Out Of Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Justice Conversations

Working with reproductive-health and reproductive-justice organizations and advocates, I’ve noticed that people like me aren’t included in the discussions. No, it seems that people like me and I aren’t included too often because we’re of “a certain age”–40 years old and older, to be more precise.

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Sex and Seniors: As Infections in Older Adults Rise, We Need More Gray Hairs and Wrinkles in Sex-Ed Materials

It is easy to overlook seniors when we see the dire numbers around STIs and teens, yet we remain at risk for sexually transmitted infections as we age. 

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Morning Roundup: Virginia Targets Abortion Clinics

Virginia is poised to enact regulations that would close all but five abortion clinics in that state, a town in the Philippines now requires a prescription for condoms, Medicaid considers STD screenings for the elderly, and an anti-choice plea to John Boehner.

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Sanders, Brown, Grijalva and Conyers: “Hands Off Social Security”

A group of Senators and Representatives have a message for the deficit reform commission and the White House: Keep your hands off Social Security.

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Roundup: “Pro-life” Medical Practices Deny Birth Control Scripts

Pro-life medical practices that refuse to prescribe birth control opening around the country; To be truly pro-life the Vatican should lift its contraception ban; Adults need sex education too.

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Valuing Tradition, Valuing the Elderly

In a number of communities across the Caribbean, we have come to place an extremely high value on youth, moving away from traditions that elevated our elders to a place of respect, and in essence silencing their voices and increasing their vulnerability.

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