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What Happens to Washington State Women if Title X Falls?

If the GOP push to eliminate Title X is successful, along with their attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, low income Americans in need of family planning services in states like Washington State will have nowhere to go.

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Dutch Study Pumps Exclusive Breastfeeding, Support Still Lacking

Dutch researchers find prolonged and extended (and exclusive) breastfeeding significantly reduces the risk of infectious diseases in infants, confirming what we’ve known for a long time: breast is best, if only society would actually prioritize the support women and babies need to ensure it happens.

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At G8 and G20, the Streets are Empty: Let’s Hope the Promises Won’t Be

The G8 must commit new resources for maternal, newborn and child health, including all reproductive health services. Integrated sexual and reproductive health services have been proven to be cost-effective and to save lives.

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The Best and the Worst Places To Be A Mom

A new report produced by Save the Children ranks the best – and the worst- places to be a mother around the world.

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Expanded Support for Midwifery Services a Win-Win in Health Reform

As an addendum to yesterday’s a broad-brush overview of the implications for women of the health reform, here is an overview of how the bill addresses midwifery provided by certified nurse-midwives and expands the conditions under which nurse-midwives may provide broader health care services.

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Providing Gender-Responsive Aid in Haiti

In Haiti, as is always true in the aftermath of a major disaster, there are urgent needs for medical care specific to women, particularly for pregnant women and mothers with new babies.

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Fight Of Our Lives: UNICEF Uncovers The State of Maternal Mortality

Childbirth and pregnancy are extremely dangerous endeavors for the women of the world but most especially for women in developing nations and even more especially for teen girls in developing nations. We know this. We know that anti-choice, religious right extremists prefer to throw women and girls under the bus rather than admit to this fact. But it is the truth.

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