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India’s Women and Girls Fight Second-Class Status

While pregnant women’s lack of access to basic medical facilities in India is entrenched, social attitudes around the accepted role of women as childbearers worsen maternal health in the country.

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Midwives Deliver

America is overspending and under-serving women and families. The problem is not access to care; it is the care itself.

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Roundup: FDA Considers Approval of Female Condom; Richard Cizik Outspoken on Civil Unions, Abortion

FDA considers approval of second-generation female condom; midwives critical for maternal care in Afghanistan; is Richard Cizik trying to get fired?; American Life League’s Judie Brown compares Wendy Norris to Barack Obama!

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Unexpected Pregnancies and Hard Choices

Maybe, if those who judge could sit in the exam room with the patients I meet, they would understand that, as a society, we must do all we can to avert unintended pregnancies.

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Who’s Catching Your Baby?

Recent opposition from the American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists frustrates efforts of midwifery advocates to ensure safe and available home births for pregnant women who want them.

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Roundup: Responses To the HHS Proposal

Family planning groups and NY Rep. Nita Lowey respond to the HHS proposal that would limit access to contraception for women, AMA apologizes for history of racial inequality, WaPo article on homosexuality and youth.

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Update: AMA Votes Not to Target Ricki Lake

In response to recent criticism, the American Medical Association removes references to Ricki Lake in its newest resolution but continues its quest to outlaw home birth.

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Bad Medicine: AMA Seeks To Outlaw Home Births

In an unmistakably insecure and aggressive move, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a resolution at its annual meeting last weekend to introduce legislation outlawing home birth.

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Roundup Redux: C-Sections, Anti-Choice Connecting The Dots

This Wednesday afternoon Roundup includes: C-sections are causing preterm birth, outlandish anti-choice legislation titles, midwifery successes and connecting the anti-choice dots.

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Midwives May No Longer Be Felons In Missouri?

Midwives in Missouri may go from felons to legal health care providers if the legislation that has passed the MO Senate today also passes the House.

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