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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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Public Citizen Wants to Ban the Ortho-Evra Patch

Remember Ralph Nader? The group he founded, Public Citizen, wants the patch taken off the market, claiming it’s too dangerous for use.

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Got Plan B? Essay Contest for Young Women!

Young women deserve the truth! Today is Back Up Your Birth Control with Emergency Contraception Day and Pharmacy Access Partnership is looking to talk to – and hear from – young women about their thoughts and opinions on this safe way to prevent pregnancy.

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The One To Take the Lead

Today, women are able to access emergency contraception, a safe, second chance option for preventing unintended pregnancy in a timely manner without a prescription. Senator Hillary Clinton is the leader that made this happen.

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Acting Surgeon General Galson Fumbled Plan B

President Bush elevates political puppetry above public health with his appointment of Steven Galson to Acting Surgeon General.

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EC’s Lesson: People Make Change Happen

A slew of anniversaries in August leads to reflections on lessons learned from the former FDA Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health.

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Global EC: The Path to Access

Emergency Contraception was conceptualized internationally, born abroad, piloted around the world and currently marketed through a combination of both international and domestic agencies. Elizabeth Westley takes us on a worldly journey through EC’s beginnings, recent challenges and future.

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Plan B: Politics Over Science

The FDA's foot-dragging over non-prescription approval for Plan B set a disturbing precedent of putting politics over science.

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