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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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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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