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Silicon Valley’s Egg-Freezing Perk Is Bad for People Across the Board

Egg freezing is an individualized, questionably effective technical fix for a fundamentally social problem.

Egg freezing is an individualized, questionably effective technical fix for a fundamentally social problem.

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Supreme Court to Decide Whether Violent Online Messages Are ‘True Threats’ or Free Speech

The Supreme Court has announced it will take up a case involving Anthony Elonis, a Pennsylvania man convicted in 2010 under federal law for posting a series of threatening messages on his Facebook page.

The Supreme Court has announced it will take up a case involving Anthony Elonis, a Pennsylvania man convicted in 2010 under federal law for posting a series of threatening messages on his Facebook page.

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This Week in Sex: New Research on Sperm and Egg Attraction, Viagra and Skin Cancer, and Facebook and Body Image

Scientists discover how sperm and egg latch on to each other.

This week, we look at several pieces of new research: scientists discovered how sperm and egg latch on to each other, a study suggests that Viagra may cause melanoma, and researchers question whether Facebook makes women feel fat.

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Activists Demand Facebook Stop ‘Glorifying Violence Against Girls and Women’

A new advocacy campaign urges the social media site to crack down on gender-based hate speech.

A new advocacy campaign urges the social media site to crack down on gender-based hate speech.

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Hormone May Prevent Cheating, Alabama Still Segregates HIV-Positive Prisoners, and Facebook More Tempting Than Sex

In this week’s Sexual Health Roundup: A new study finds that heterosexual men who are in stable, monogamous relationships keep their distance from a pretty girl if given a sniff of oxytocin (the bonding hormone), a judge is set to rule on Alabama’s policy of segregating HIV-positive prisoners, and researchers in Germany find that social media is more tempting than sex, cigarettes, and alcohol.

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Opposing Religious Coercion in Health Care: The Defeat of the Abington Hospital Merger in Pennsylvania

Note received by Poley: "Thank you for speaking up on behalf of our rights!"

In Pennsylvania, organizing by community members and medical professionals helped defeat a merger between a Catholic hospital and a secular hospital system, thereby ensuring that women’s reproductive health care services are still offered.

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Does Facebook have an Anti-Choice Agenda? Censorship of Information on Misoprostol Raises Questions

Facebook has deleted an image from the page of Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, a well-known abortion rights activist and the Director of Women on Waves – a charitable organization focused on women’s health and human rights. The image consisted of text instructions of how to safely induce an abortion using medication.

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The Pregnancy Police and Citizens’ Arrests of Pregnant and Nursing Women

Citizen’s arrests of pregnant, nursing, and “maybe-pregnant” women is a silent cooptation of women’s choices, their health and sometimes their very lives. And it is going to get worse before it gets better.

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Got Breast Milk? First We Need Equity

The results of a study released this month in the journal Pediatrics shows breastfeeding can save money and lives. But along with facts and figures, we need rights and equality to increase breastfeeding rates in the U.S.

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