Garfield County is eschewing a successful contraceptive program in favor of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), which focuses on “abstinence-focused comprehensive sexual health education.”
China’s Communist Party announced Thursday that it would lift the decades-old one-child policy amid concerns about the country’s aging population and shrinking workforce.
Colorado’s chief medical officer is trumpeting data showing that a pregnancy-prevention program has reduced teen abortion and pregnancy rates. A state GOP lawmaker says the program is “killing children.”
The Family Planning Association of Maine (FPAM) asked a judge to overturn a Maine state government order that the organization repay more than $180,000 the government claims it overpaid the nonprofit.
On Monday, the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, we at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) are reminded that legal abortion is critical to improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality around the world.
Colorado health officials have secured about half the funds that state Republicans voted down this year to run a program that slashed teen pregnancy rates by 40 percent.
A group of pro-choice legislators on Thursday helped stop a Senate committee from cutting international family planning funding and reinstating the “global gag rule.”
Senate Republicans released a funding proposal on Tuesday that would significantly cut funding for women’s health, including Title X low-income family planning and a key evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program.
After the Colorado legislature rejected funds for a program that reduced teen pregnancies in Colorado by 40 percent over five years, the state’s chief medical officer said he’ll seek money for the program from private foundations.
Reaching quantitative goals should not take priority over quality of care, voluntary use of contraception, and informed choice. The needs, desires, and well-being of women are paramount.