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New Legislation Would Cover Contraception for Military Servicewomen

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced a bill Wednesday that would expand reproductive health-care coverage for women in the military and their families.

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How the Military Creates a ‘Perfect Storm’ for Eating Disorders (Updated)

In a way, the military can create a perfect storm for triggering an eating disorder.

The military’s emphasis on discipline, rank, and teamwork, combined with rule-based conducts, regimented eating, and grueling physical training mirrors the mindset often associated with eating disorders.

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Shaheen Amendment Moving Forward in Congress

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D - NH)

Just a few more votes and women in the military may finally have the same access to abortion that other women with federal health care plans are supposed to have.

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New Ad Campaign Features Three-Star General and Veterans Against a Military Ban on Abortion Coverage

Dottie Guy, Kayla Williams and Shannon Clark, three female veterans who have recently returned from war zones.

The ACLU, in conjunction with a group of retired military leaders and veterans, launched a new ad campaign today targeting the Department of Defense’s ban on servicewomen using their insurance to pay for abortion services if they become pregnant as the result of rape or incest.

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Backing It Up In the Desert: A Veteran’s Take on Sex and Emergency Contraception in the Military

On Back Up Your Birth Control Day, we need to make sure that servicewomen have access to the full range of services–contraceptive supplies and emergency contraception–available in the United States.

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Military Fails to Create Safe Working Environment for Women

The military is fond of parading tokens of femininity, but is less appreciative of and less willing to accommodate women’s actual service.

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Roundup: Female Veterans Can Get PTSD, Too

Female veterans suffer from PTSD, too; Sebelius received more funds than reported from Tiller; Kansans protest abortion bill; learning relationship skills through sex ed.

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Exemptions from Military Service: Mothers in the Military and Fathers at Home?

Should the Army have exempted a mother from active-duty service because she has two young children, when her husband could have cared for them?

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Defense Dept. Uncooperative in Sexual Assault Hearings

At recent Congressional hearings on sexual assault in the military, the Department of Defense prevented its sexual assault prevention program director from testifying.

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