Who gets to make a final decision when a patient can’t consent, her guardians, or the court?
Remember that bill that would require women who wanted an abortion to be screened for mental health issues? That’s finally blocked for good.
Religious opponents of birth control access and safe abortion have seemingly unlimited capacity to overlook the evidence.
The popular phrase “the brain is the most sexual part of the body” leaves me with lots of unanswered questions.
Despite ample evidence that there is no link between abortion and suicide, a federal appeals court decides its okay for South Dakota to require doctors to lie to women.
The state says its only ensuring that doctors verify Medicaid patients are following federal abortion payment rules. But mental health seems to have suspiciously been left off as an acceptable reason for an abortion.
Researchers concluded that a study that claimed abortion causes mental health issues had “fundamental analytical errors.”
The point is that the perfection those suffering from eating disorders are longing for in themselves in most cases is neither physical nor real. We will need to overcome our societal inability to see errors for what they are—an opportunity to learn—if we want to deal with eating disorders.
The world’s largest, most comprehensive and systematic review of mental health outcomes and abortion care shows abortion does not increase the risk of mental health problems, but unwanted pregnancy does. The results led to a British medical journal calling for reversal of the recent HHS decision to deny young women access to emergency contraception.
As women who experienced the loss of a baby proved to me so long ago, we can use our experiences to help others. In the weeks after I buried my son, I resolved to follow in the footsteps of those women who reached out to me when I needed it most.