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Study: BPA Exposure May Increase Miscarriage Risk for Some Women

While a new study on BPA is far from definitive, it adds to a growing debate over how everyday chemicals affect reproductive health.

While a new study on BPA is far from definitive, it adds to a growing debate over how everyday chemicals affect reproductive health.

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What We Don’t Know Will Hurt Us: The Need for Chemical Policy Reform

Even those of us with access to the best prenatal care and the resources to make (sometimes expensive) changes to our lifestyles can’t completely eliminate exposure to chemicals that are harming our health and that of our families.

The Chemical Safety Improvement Act is bipartisan legislation that offers an opportunity for chemical policy reform to help ensure all pregnant women see a decrease in exposure to chemicals.

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New Paper Series Explores Reproductive Justice Issues, Including What Happens to Pregnant Women in Prison

The treatment of pregnant women in prison exposes problems with mass imprisonment in the United States.

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Sanity Prevails in Oklahoma, For Now

After facing strong opposition to a targeted attack on Planned Parenthood’s WIC program, Oklahoma’s legislators have allowed a bill threatening the health of needy infants and children to die in committee.

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The Hypocrisy of “Informed Consent” Abortion Laws

This language of “informed consent” merely serves as a thinly veiled attempt at shaming women who seek abortion, a shaming made all the more hypocritical when carried out in the supposed name of women’s health and safety.

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New York City Reins In ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’

Earlier this month, the New York City Council passed a bill which requires limited service pregnancy centers, also known as crisis pregnancy centers, to disclose the services they do and don’t provide. These centers which are not health care facilities, have a history of lying to women and disseminating misinformation in service to their anti-abortion agenda.

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Lest We Forget About the 33 Million…

Recent advances in HIV prevention promise to catalyze the global effort to reverse the spread of HIV. But we also must ensure that the estimated 33 million already living with the virus have access to quality sexual and reproductive health services.

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I Am A Midwife

I did not start out to become a midwife. But my journey through nursing school led me first to be a labor and delivery nurse, and then a midwife.  I will always be a midwife.

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Roundup: Balancing Budgets on the Backs of Poor Women

Seems like many states will do anything to save a few dollars, even if it costs them down the road.  And the easiest target is always the low-income woman.

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Is Better Prenatal Care the Key to Closing the Infant Mortality Gap in America?

The infant mortality crisis in the United States is one of the most shameful examples of health disparities in our country. Ending it may require a total “re-imagining” of prenatal care.

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