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Workers Organize to Fight the ‘Part-Timeification’ Trend at Juicy Couture, Other Chains

Across the country, employers are choosing to cut worker hours in order to save money and dodge requirements in the Affordable Care Act. And some workers are fighting back.

Across the country, employers are choosing to cut worker hours in order to save money and dodge requirements in the Affordable Care Act. And some workers are fighting back.

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What Is the Goal of the Doula Movement?

The goal of having a doula for every birth may not be feasible. It also may not bring about the radical change we seek.

Doulas have increased in number and popularity in recent years. But as a whole, what are we working toward? The goal of having a doula for every birth may not be feasible. It also may not bring about the radical change we seek.

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August Jobs Report Doesn’t Meet Expectations

Although the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent, that may not be a good thing.

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Women Want Jobs, But Who Wants To Create Jobs For Them?

The newest job numbers are a disappointment, but what’s more disappointing is how bad they could really get.

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House Once Again Seeks to Eliminate Funding for Family Planning, Planned Parenthood and Other Health Services

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Just a day or two after launching a politically-motivated “investigation” of Planned Parenthood, House leadership released a draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill that would effectively eliminate federally-funded family planning programs.

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Drawing Attention to Poor Maternal Health Outcomes in the U.S.

I am concerned about the lack of coverage for the daily violation of women’s rights that occurs on the labor and delivery unit.

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A ‘Community Engagement’ Approach to Treating Fistula in Guinea

Citizen volunteers are at the front lines of a community-driven initiative for saving lives and preserving health for women in Kissidougou.

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Imperial Feminism, Islamophobia, and the Egyptian Revolution

Rather than “where are the women,” we might ask: Why does much of U.S. public discourse frame Egypt’s revolution through Islamophobia and why have corporate media focused mostly on men?

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Call It A Comeback? The Many Faces of Nitrous Oxide For Labor Pain Relief

A long-neglected drug for relieving pain in labor may be making a comeback in the United States.

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American Indian Women Pushed to Induce on Reservation?

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit today claiming pregnant women on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, in South Dakota, are being pressured into undergoing labor inductions, without proper information or support.

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