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Pennsylvania’s New Medicaid Plan Likely to Reduce Access to Birth Control for Low-Income Women

I should not have to choose between keeping my job and losing my dignity.

The plan will result in less access to affordable, consistent birth control for the poor working women of Pennsylvania—which, as the federal birth control mandate demonstrates, is counter to the intention of health-care reform.

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Unfair Sacrifice: Female Peace Corps Volunteers Shouldn’t Have to Give Up Their Right to Health Care

One thing I never thought I’d have to sacrifice was my access to comprehensive medical care.

Women serving our country should never have to face the tragedy of a sexual assault, but if they do, they should be able to access comprehensive health care and support services.

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Poland Says No to Pain-Free Childbirth

Poland is struggling with record low numbers of women having children. So why would the Minister of Health suggest that the national health care plan no longer fund anesthetization during delivery?

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Half the Man His Father Was?

Studies are showing dramatic drops in sperm counts and rising rates of reproductive health problems for men throughout industrialized countries. Are environmental contaminants partially to blame?

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Out of Reach: Sex Reassignment Surgery Not ‘Medically Necessary’?

Sex reassignment surgery and other related medical interventions cost thousands of dollars and are not optional for many transgender people. But many insurance companies don’t consider these procedures medically necessary.

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Where Are The Doctors? Teens Risking STDs

Teenagers want doctors’ help with birth control and STD prevention. But very few of us provide it.

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Hysterics: Are Hysterectomies Too Common?

One in three women has a hysterectomy before her sixtieth birthday. Is such major surgery medically necessary for all those women? And if not, how did this procedure become commonplace?

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