As members of the anti-choice Republican and Tea Party House majority debated allowing women to die to salve the consciences of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and using the tax code to virtually eliminate insurance coverage for abortion in the United States, they also took another brazen step by moving to dismantle Title X, the nation’s family planning program.
What saddens me now are women who want to make abortion either completely inaccessible or outlaw it altogether. Because I truly believe that most women, anti-choice or otherwise, are glad, in their hearts, to have a choice.
“Don’t ask, don’t tell” is a giant roadblock in the middle of the typical “ask” and “tell” encounter that’s absolutely essential to the effective practice of medicine. Don’t we owe it to our men and women in uniform, who are called on to sacrifice so much for us every day, to make sure we’re doing our part to protect their health?
Nearly 15 years ago the Institutes of Medicine called for development of a national STD strategy to address the destructive links between STDs and HIV. To this day, it remains mostly unheeded.
As a new case of HIV is discovered in an adult film industry worker, the National Coalition of STD Directors calls for new regulations–and greater enforcement–of prevention efforts.
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On April 16th, the CDC released new data about the rates of congenital syphilis (CS) and the trends are going totally in the wrong direction. Nearly 500 children were born in 2008 with a totally preventable life-threatening illness.
A demonstration on the steps of Brooklyn’s Borough Hall on March 10 raised awareness of the effects of HIV and AIDS on women and girls.
Although HIV is considered a chronic manageable condition in the U.S., AIDS-related illnesses continue to be the leading cause of death among African-American women aged 25 to 34 years old.
The abortion rate for black women is higher than for any other group. But anti-choicers exploit and distort facts to serve their agenda while ignoring the fundamental reason women have abortions: unintended pregnancy.