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Study Linking Abortion and Mental Health Issues Debunked

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Researchers concluded that a study that claimed abortion causes mental health issues had “fundamental analytical errors.”

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More Good News About Teens: Adolescent Pregnancy Rates at the Lowest Level in 40 Years

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Data released today show that the teen pregnancy rate is down 42 percent from its 1990 high with rates declining among all racial and ethnic and age groups. Researchers credit young people—and their effective contraceptive use—with these declines. 

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In Latin America and the Caribbean, Unmet Need for Contraception and Unsafe Abortion Are Widespread

January 22nd marked the 39th anniversary of one of the most significant legal decisions of the 20th century, Roe v. Wade. This landmark ruling from the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion and changed the course of history for women in this country. Yet women in Latin America and the Caribbean continue to struggle for this basic reproductive right.

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Teen Contraceptive Use Goes Up and Birth Rates Come Down

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The teen birth rate dropped by 9 percent and this good news is almost exclusively due to teens changing their contraceptive habits for the better.

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New Data on Global Abortion Trends: Implications for U.S. Policy

A new report from the Guttmacher Institute highlights the urgency for increasing U.S. international family planning assistance and for the US to help mitigate the impact of unsafe abortion.

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To Have A Child or Not? Sometimes It’s All About the Economy Finds Guttmacher Institute

A new Guttmacher report details the many ways in which women’s child-bearing and family planning decisions are affected by the recession.

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Withdrawal as Contraception: Why So Skeptical?

To my surprise, my recent article in the journal Contraception on the effectiveness of withdrawal in preventing pregnancy unleashed a mini-storm of commentary in the blogosphere.

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Research Says Parental Involvement Laws Don’t Limit Abortions

Parental involvement laws are unconstitutional and don’t even work.

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Women, Get Pregnant: Your Country Needs More Workers

The economic argument against contraception assumes an unnerving disregard for humanity.

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Roundup: Family Planning Is “Smart Government,” Guttmacher Report Finds

Family planning expansion not in 2009 spending bill; family planning funds cost-effective, Guttmacher study finds; anti-choicers disagree about North Dakota personhood strategy; anti-choicers protest possible Sebelius pick; new anti-choice archbishop in New York.

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