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Roundup: Is the Recession Making People Not Have Babies?

Some think that the country’s birth rate has declined as a result of the recent recession.  But, although social security may die off faster, you can always invest in birth control.

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GOP Blocks Extension of Unemployment Insurance

Last week, Senate Democrats proposed extending unemployment insurance by 14 weeks — with an extra six weeks for states with unemployment above 8.5 percent — only to have Republicans block the measure on the chamber floor.

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Cheap Tests Just As Good

Cheap pregnancy tests in Britain have been proven to be as accurate as more expensive versions.

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Sex and the Recession

Sex is a great way to deal with stress. It burns calories, gets the endorphins pumping, and is usually less awkward than hitting the gym.

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Progressive Catholics Are Finally Being Heard

As the recession gets worse, more Catholics are shifting their political opinions, or becoming more open to compromise and dialogue about that and other issues.

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Recession Leads to More Abortions and Vasectomies

When the recession hit in November, abortion and vasectomy rates rose significantly.

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Feminism and the New Great Depression: What’s Next?

Looks like feminism’s at a crossroads, and there’s a very surprising group that could hold the key to the future of the movement: men. (So does this mean I should go buy my goldfish a new bike?)

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As Condom Sales Rise, Media Ponders Recession Sex

With the recession getting worse, and condom sales on the rise, media outlets are weighing in on whether or not this will result in more sex.

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More Than Two Children = “Environmentally Irresponsible”?

Thinking about addressing overpopulation as a critical environmental issue is helpful to the argument for reproductive rights.

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In Hard Times, Treating Women’s Private Decisions With Empathy

In a broken economy, do Americans realize that moralizing about sex doesn’t address people’s real needs?

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