Working with young people and sexuality daily, we frequently see users who have pervasive fears about becoming pregnant, even when they aren’t taking risks to begin with.
How can a young person tell a parent about a possible pregnancy, and why might the possibility of that conversation be a good indicator a talk with a parent is needed anyway?
Is one reliable method of contraception okay, or do you need two? There’s no rule for everyone, just what level and kind of protection you want and what you feel best about.
A new federal court decision adds weight to the campaign to ban the shackling of pregnant women.
There was not question in my mind about what I had to do. “I’m pregnant and I can’t have this baby…” She said with a tremble in her voice. I looked into her eyes, embraced her with understanding and love.
If you’re worried, check out Planned Parenthood’s newest online tool – a widget designed to help you figure out if you’re pregnant, what options are available and how to access those options.
Organizations from the March of Dimes to the American Medical Association oppose the arrests and prosecutions, based on “child abuse,” of pregnant women who use drugs, but South Carolina continues to jail pregnant women and mothers otherwise denied treatment.
More than 50 organizations and experts in the fields of medicine, public health, and child welfare asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to reject the state’s decision to incarcerate Amber Lovill because she was pregnant.
At least 7 percent of incarcerated women are pregnant when they are sent to prison, with little access to health care or pregnancy resources. A group of Washington state doulas are there for them though.