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Roundup: Vatican Issues Statement on Bioethics; FDA Panel Votes in Support of Female Condom

Vatican issues “sweeping” statement on bioethical issues; FDA advisors support approval of female condom; Ross Douthat misses the point of the campaign to defund Planned Parenthood; Afghans want larger families, can’t afford them.

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Roundup: FDA Considers Approval of Female Condom; Richard Cizik Outspoken on Civil Unions, Abortion

FDA considers approval of second-generation female condom; midwives critical for maternal care in Afghanistan; is Richard Cizik trying to get fired?; American Life League’s Judie Brown compares Wendy Norris to Barack Obama!

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Urge FDA to Approve Female Condom!

This week the FDA will decide whether to recommend approval of the second generation female condom. You can sign on to a letter in support of approval.

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The Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health

A new administration, a new agenda for sexual and reproductive health and rights advocates. What’s new? What’s changed? What are we still fighting for after all these years and how can a new leader make the greatest impact on women’s health and lives globally?

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Is the HPV Vaccine Safe? What About the Media Reports?

In what seems to be more like tabloid style reportage than journalism one might expect from CNN, a report on Gardasil uses fear-mongering to tell a story of half-truths and incomplete facts.

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An Outrageous Attempt by the Bush Administration to Undermine Women’s Rights

Senator Hillary Clinton is sounding the alarm and calling out President Bush and his administration for “quietly putting ideology before science and women’s health.”

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Companion Drug to RU-486 Could Be Dangerous If Not Taken Properly

Researchers in Michigan say misoprostol, the drug most commonly used with RU-486 to induce an abortion, may have dangerous consequences if taken vaginally but is completely safe when taken orally.

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Missing: Medication for Pregnant Women

There exists a “drug drought” for pregnant women in this country and around the world, leaving women and their fetuses to face obstetric conditions and other medical problems using untested medication or no treatment at all.

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Roundup: Medication and Pregnancy, Ethics of Sex Selection

FDA wants information about fetal affects on drug labels, What are the ethics of sex selection?, UN releases report on HIV/AIDS efforts.

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Birth Control “Options”: Just Like Tex-Mex?

Women seeking a contraceptive method that’s effective, reversible, and doesn’t require you to fiddle with devices in the middle of a sexual encounter seem to have a myriad of options. But the majority of those options are variations on the Pill.

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