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Is the World Bank Feeling the Heat From Reproductive Health Groups?

Suzanna attending events at the World Bank Civil Society Forum Thursday, October 10th.

Join me for a sneak peek into the push and pull behind the World Bank’s recent history on reproductive health.

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Physicians Group: ‘We Absolutely Support the Right to Choose’

The president of Physicians for Reproductive Health responds to Ann Furedi’s spiked essay on abortion and choice.

The president of Physicians for Reproductive Health responds to Ann Furedi’s spiked essay questioning the organization’s decision to drop “choice” from its name.

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National Conference of Mayors’ Resolution Shows Widespread Support for Reproductive Rights

On Saturday June 16, the US Conference of Mayors, a nonpartisan organization representing about 1,300 cities, passed a resolution in support of comprehensive reproductive health for women – from contraception to abortion care.

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United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Fails to Uphold Women’s Human Rights

This year marked the first time in history that the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women did not produced Agreed Conclusions. The most contentious issues, not surprisingly, were related to  women’s access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care.

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Talking Turkey: Eight Easy Steps for Discussing Reproductive Health and Justice at the Holiday Table

The holidays are upon us! Going home or getting together with relatives for the holidays is always a stressful time, but if your family members are the type who regularly protest outside the local Planned Parenthood, you know that this holiday is going to be a doozy.  Read on, and bring some diplomacy and understanding to the table along with that pumpkin pie.

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Keeping Girls in School: Addressing Early Marriage and Breaking Barriers to Reproductive Health Care

Haregnesh Abetneh, a young child bride in Ethiopia who is back in school

Married at 3, divorced at 8? Early marriage should not be an option for any young girl–no matter where she lives.

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Egg Freezing: Risks to Women and Children Unknown

The fertility industry’s professional organization – the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) – has said plainly that freezing women’s eggs remains an experimental procedure that should not be “marketed or offered as a means to defer reproductive aging.”

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The NYTimes Whips Up More Moral Agonizing About Women’s Reproductive Rights – Enough!

NY Times Magazine features yet another article questioning the morality of women who make their own decisions about their child-bearing.

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“You Are A Man. Why Are You Interested in Family Planning?”

It happens frequently when I meet someone new.  We each say what work we do, and then he or she says, “You are a man.  Why are you interested in family planning?” 

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What the Attack on Medicaid Means for Reproductive Health Care

Any cut to Medicaid is a threat to reproductive healthcare.  During this political War on Women, it is not unreasonable to assume that the first thing on the chopping block will be reproductive health services and women’s health care.

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