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.
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.
educator and documentary filmmaker, Vicki Elson likes to say, aside from the
typical hospital birth, there are essentially three kinds of births on
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.
“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.
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.
Slate’s new website by/for women has launched a thousand debates.
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?”
Misogyny lives on in the US media – and it’s time old goats like Hardball host Chris Matthews were put out to pasture.
The media’s sensationalistic approach to health care coverage weakens reproductive health reporting, too.