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Why TB Matters to Women’s Health

Tuberculosis has a major impact on women’s reproductive health and the health of their children, but there is little attention to women’s vulnerability in the current media blitz about a resurgent TB internationally, and in particular, in sub-Saharan Africa.

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PEPFAR Politics vs. Public Health

As expected, the House wrapped itself in a big red bi-partisan bow when discussing PEPFAR, and Rep. Steny Hoyer said the bill shouldn’t fall prey to “political sport.” Here’s hoping this weekend’s Final Four is more competitive than the PEPFAR reauthorization ever was.

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Obama: Not Invited to My Baby Shower

Michael Gerson says Barack Obama doesn’t have a “welcoming attitude to new life.” What exactly kicks Obama off your baby shower guest list?

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Dude, Where Are My Reproductive Rights?

Dudely subculture — the smart-funny-cool-ironic hybrid that defines our age and has raised effective challenges to everything from Iraq war to the surveillance state — has been too silent when it comes to the rights of women that have been so viciously been eroded in the past eight years.

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Beyond the Millenium Development Goals

Reproductive health is not a strong enough theme in any of the millenium development goals. And as the MDGs remain a primary international development agenda at least until 2015, that means a continuing compromise for reproductive health in international development.

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Did Congress Forget About Women and Girls?

Considering the current status of legislation to reauthorize PEPFAR, it seems as though Washington lawmakers didn’t get it. Did they not hear the arguments of global AIDS prevention advocates fighting for real change to impact those at greatest risk for HIV infection?

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PEPFAR: When Words Matter

Few words could mean the difference between life and death for people, and success or failure for a vital program. Eight little words in a bill that will be voted on in the House this week will severely limit the US’s ability to respond to the AIDS crisis which needlessly claims the lives of over two million people each year.

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Wanderlust: A Bike Tour of Reproductive Justice

A young reproductive justice advocate hops on her bike and travels across the U.S. to uncover what sexual politics looks like across America. Want to join her?

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Silenced in a Sex Obsessed Culture

In our sex-saturated consumer culture, abstinence-only’s refusal to talk openly about sex sends a mixed message. How can we talk about sex in a way that makes sense to us, and to our relationships? What is healthy sexuality? And how can we teach it in such a toxic environment of extremes?

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The Future of PEPFAR: What Zambia Teaches Us

Zambia is an ideal country in which to assess the effects of U.S. policy and funding through PEPFAR. SIECUS and Population Action International’s recent policy research trip to the country led to some disturbing observations that should inform the current debate over PEPFAR reauthorization.

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