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Risky Business: Pregnant in America

Pregnant women in the U.S. have a greater risk of dying from pregnancy or childbirth related complications than women in 40 other countries around the world.  It’s past time to fix this.

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Text4Baby: New Media Health Care

Can texting improve your health? An unprecedented public-private partnership begets a new media effort to reduce infant mortality and improve maternal health in the United States.

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My Healthcare Manifesto

Please, if you haven’t watched this short film, do now:  http://www.reducinginfantmortality.com/

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International Aid, Made Local

By using the peer-to-peer model, the Minnesota International Health Volunteers program avoids, or at least reduces, public health obstacles that arise when there’s a culture clash.

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Clinton’s Plan for Women, and the People Who Hope it Fails

Concern for women’s rights among many conservatives extends only as far as it can be used against our enemies.

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When Sexism is Deadly

Indifference to maternal mortality is closely related to indifference to women’s reproductive rights.

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‘Office of Unborn Children’s Health’ Is Health Care Reform?

Oh, Senator Coburn. Do you honestly believe an “Office of Unborn Children’s Health” has a role to play in health care reform? Will it improve the United States’ dismal maternal and newborn mortality rates?

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Charter A Win for Polish Women Giving Birth

The Polish Commissioner for Civil Rights Protection wants to put pressure on the Ministry of Health to prepare high-level standards of care to be guaranteed to all birthing women in Poland.

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Roundup: A Closer Look at the South Dakota Abortion Ban

A closer look at South Dakota’s proposed abortion ban; A Catholic woman and attorney from the Philippines laments her church’s campaign against new family planning legislation; Does stress from racism partially account for high infant mortality rates among black women?

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Roundup: The Global War on Sex Education

The far right has been waging a war against sex education, contraception and family planning for decades, More than 100 members of congress write Bush on HHS proposal, New gag rule for Indian Health Services, Family planning in the Phillipines, HIV/AIDS in the US South.

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