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Get Real! Why Am I Scared to Touch My Own Vagina?

Feeling anxiety or shame about one's own genitals happens. Here are some things to consider when it is, and some approaches to learning to accept and embrace a body part where we can get all too many messages to the contrary.

Feeling anxiety or shame about one’s own genitals happens. Here are some things to consider and some approaches to learning to accept and embrace these body parts.

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Launches today! Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women http://oursilverribbon.org/

What do People For the American Way, National Organization for Women, Feminist Majority Foundation, Catholics for Choice, Religious Coalition for Reproductive rights and Choice have in common? the Silver Ribbon campaign to Trust Women. Join us now!

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Bridging the Generational Divide in the Struggle for Reproductive Justice

Debate over a supposed generational divide in the fight for abortion access has flared up repeatedly in recent months. Working inter-generationally is vital to the success of a movement, yet these conversations have focused on what supposedly separates generations rather than on ways of working together to win reproductive freedom for all.

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In Defense of the Pill and in Favor of Improving It

The 50th anniversary of the birth control pill has brought a lot of complaining about its lack of perfection. Still, for many women, it remains utterly liberating and effectively keeps its satisfied users from the whole “biology is destiny” thing.

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What Price the Human Egg?

With spring here and Easter in the rearview mirror, you can’t help but think a bit about eggs of all types, among them human eggs. Amidst research on marketing of human eggs, I found this Latin proverb, “All life comes from an egg.”  I find this sentiment a bit dated.  Instead I’d like to suggest something a bit more up-to-date, “All life comes from an egg, but that egg comes at a price.”

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Youth Lead Advocacy For Sexual and Reproductive Health

Youth advocates at the 54th Commission on the Status of Women challenged a multi-generational, multinational audience to examine their own thinking about sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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Get Your Read On: A Reading List for International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! RH Realitycheck has partnered with UN Dispatch to celebrate by offering a list of favorite books, articles, and blogs on the themes of women’s rights and human rights. Add your favorites!

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Women’s Bodies: Wholly Owned Subsidiaries of the Christian Right

Va. Del. Bob Marshall’s recent remarks echo the anti-choice theme for women: Do not forget that your reproductive and sexual capacities are wholly-owned and operated by the Christian right.

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Let’s Talk About Sex, Says New Religious Institute Report

Encouraging spiritual leaders and congregations to promote open, factual discussions on sex, sexuality and social justice is the focus of a new report by the Religious Institute.

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The First of All Liberties: Health Care For All Women’s Needs

Why care about women’s health in health care reform? As 19th century Swiss poet and philosopher Henri Frederic Amiel wrote: “In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.”

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