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(ACTION) Condoms Aren’t a Crime! Sign a petition, Save a Life?

Why are condoms, one of the most effective HIV/AIDS prevention tools, being used as evidence of criminal action in New York, San Francisco and Washington DC? If you’re outraged, sign your name.

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Rape Culture No More: What the Medical Community can do to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Several complex and interconnected social and cultural factors have kept women particularly vulnerable to violence directed against them, all of them manifestations of unequal power relations between men and women.  The acceptance of violence as a means by which to solve conflict as well as fear of and control over female independence and female sexuality are just some of the contributing factors that allow violence against women to persist. How are the public health and medical communities implicated in all of this?  What can they do to address violence against women not just as a legal issue, but as a fundamental human rights health issue that requires medical attention, clinical care, and sustainable public health interventions?

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Breastfeeding Is a Feminist Issue

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. It’s time to look at the ways in which feminism and breastfeeding are related and how health care reform can address this public health imperative.

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Here We Go Again: Early Morning Amendments Threaten HIV Prevention, Research, Reproductive Health

Amendments to the House FY 2010 Labor-H Appropriations bill will attempt to prohibit syringe exchange, rescind funding for HIV research and defund reproductive health programs. What they are and how you can take action.

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Increase in Syphilis Cases in Michigan Worries Local Health Departments

Facing a significant increase in reported cases of syphilis infections, the Michigan’s Ingham County Health Department says it’s the midst of an outbreak of the sexually transmitted bacterial infection.

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Save Family Planning, Save Public Health in WA State!

The King County Family Planning Advisory Board is worried about proposed WA state budget cuts, and want all WA residents to realize they should be too! Family Planning and Public Health must be removed from the chopping block!

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Harm Reduction Lessons for Reproductive Justice

Harm reduction is a public health philosophy that emphasizes individual safety, regardless of lifestyle choices, over prohibition. How can this approach make sex work safer?

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