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New Moms in Africa Fight Postpartum Depression

African women giving birth are often affected by low incomes and and high stress levels, increasing the likelihood of onset of postpartum depression.

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The Best Gifts for Mother’s Day Are Rights and Respect

We need a world that supports and respects safe and voluntary motherhood, not just with cards, fancy dinners, and sentiment on one Sunday a year, but by respecting our rights every single day.

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From Inside Prisons, Mothers Long for Their Children

The majority of women in prison are mothers of minor children, and women are the fastest-growing prison population in the country. We need to recognize and treat with compassion the humanity of these mothers.

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Mothers Deserve More than One Day a Year

If we changed society’s attitudes and policies around mothering and child care, we could give a gift not just to our own moms but to all mothers this Mother’s Day.

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Too Poor to Parent?

Black children are twice as likely to enter U.S. foster care than white children. The culprit: Our inattention to poverty.

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The Motherhood Melee: An Interview with Amy Richards

In her new book, Opting In, feminist activist and author Amy Richards explores feminist mothering. Laura Barcella talked to her in San Francisco about her newest "baby."

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Oh, Baby: “Baby Mama” Misses the Mark

In the new hit film “Baby Mama,” Tina Fey and Amy Poehler break barriers but fail to bust stereotypes.

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Mothering as a Reproductive Right

Where is the reproductive rights community in the over-incarceration of mothers and the almost systematic severance in the mother and child relationship as a result of maternal incarceration?

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A New Reproductive Rights Discourse

A new reproductive health movement must include language about mothering with dignity. For vulnerable mothers, mothering with dignity means opportunities to heal from sexual violence, child welfare practices, education, and alternative sentencing to maternal incarceration and sentencing reform.

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Opt-Out HIV Testing for Pregnant Women

It seems like sound public health — but it’s much more complicated.

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