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Emergency Contraception: Dispelling Media Myths and Misperceptions

Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are now available in many countries, but have failed to have the desired impact on unwanted pregnancy rates. Why is this? Earlier barriers to access are becoming less and less prevalent. A market for ECPs has been demonstrated and numerous manufacturers and distributors are keen to supply ECPs products; in many countries they are starting to be mainstreamed into norms, pre-service training, and services.

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True Love Jane (Austen and Campion) Style

Favorite romantic works of art as of late? Two old-fashioned, British costume dramas: "Emma" on TV and "Bright Star" in theaters. Some say these represent
a backlash against sexual liberation but both achieve the goal of being enrapturing and romantic while subtly
critiquing conventional conceptions of love.

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“Laboring Under An Illusion:” RH Reality Check Talks to Filmmaker Vicki Elson

Childbirth
educator and documentary filmmaker, Vicki Elson likes to say, aside from the
typical hospital birth, there are essentially three kinds of births on
television.

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Anti-Choice Amendment: “I Am Confident…That It Won’t Be There”

Pro-choice Democrats in the House of Representatives are fighting against the anti-choice Stupak Amendment that rolls back women’s rights in order to pass health care reform legislation.

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How Easy It Isn’t

“Young women today have it so much better when it comes to sex than we did… right?” Often women in their forties and above are shocked to hear that younger women are struggling with sex and sexuality…just like we did. Some struggle even more.

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NOW: Abortion Providers Under Siege

NOW on PBS aired "Abortion Providers Under Siege," a show that asked if clinic violence is the new face of domestic terrorism. It inspired a boatload of viewer commentary–and pushback from those who don’t support abortion.

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Double X-asperation?

Slate’s new website by/for women has launched a thousand debates.

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The Media on Rihanna: Love Doesn’t Hurt, But Abuse Is Complicated

A growing number of people in the media seek to dissolve the myth of women’s culpability in violent relationships. But the question that is asked most often of the Rihanna/Chris Brown story is “Why did she stay?” rather than “Why did he do it?”

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Counting Out Women

Misogyny lives on in the US media – and it’s time old goats like Hardball host Chris Matthews were put out to pasture.

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Unhealthy Coverage: How the Media Loses Its Way

The media’s sensationalistic approach to health care coverage weakens reproductive health reporting, too.

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