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Petition Urges Telecom Companies to Improve Location Technology That FCC Says Could Save Lives

Ms. Magazine launched a petition and social action campaign on Thursday urging the country’s top telecom companies to improve their location technology for 9-1-1 calls.

Ms. Magazine launched a petition and social action campaign on Thursday urging the country’s top telecom companies to improve their location technology for 9-1-1 calls.

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‘Very Serious’ Game Asks Users to Navigate Barriers to Abortion in Texas

Character sketch by Grace Jennings, who will illustrate characters in Choice: Texas.

Choice: Texas is a new interactive fiction project that asks players to navigate the many (and growing) barriers to abortion access in the Lone Star State.

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New App Tracks Impact of Texas’ Family Planning Budget Cuts

Texans can now track the impact of state lawmakers' cuts to family planning funds using a web and mobile app developed university researchers.

Texans can now track the impact of state lawmakers’ cuts to family planning funds using a web and mobile app developed by university researchers.

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Fired for Complaining About a Dirty Joke: Why I #SupportAdria

adria richards

In Silicon Valley, the scruffy developer swims in a bubble of admiration and impunity not unlike being a star football player in a town like Steubenville, Ohio. This can be a bad thing, as many women in tech have discovered.

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Why Do Venture Capital Funding Disparities for Women-Owned Startups Still Exist?

A recent study revealed that when women pitch their companies as part of a competition in which the prize is a $100,000 check, they perform as well as or better than their male competitors. It’s an encouraging conclusion given that, overall, far less venture capital flows to companies with women founders.

 

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Summit Will Discuss the Ways in Which Mobile Technology Can Improve Health

On June 6–9 leaders from government, private sector, and public health will get together in Cape Town, South Africa for the first ever Mobile Health Summit.

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Notes From A Workshop: Gender, Dating & Technology

Gender, dating and technology: how can these be used to make national sexuality education curricula and activities more inclusive and appropriate for the community present?

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Morning Roundup: Teen Birth Rate Drops; Abortion Special on MTV

MTV will air a special on teens who choose abortion; the teen birth rate drops and everyone scrambles to claim credit or blame the economy; a fabulous new app for the sexually active; buy a dress, help prevent child marriage.

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Roundup: Web-cams Increase Abortion Access in Iowa

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has been using telemedicine to increase access to abortion in Iowa, much to the consternation of Operation Rescue.

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How Easy It Isn’t

“Young women today have it so much better when it comes to sex than we did… right?” Often women in their forties and above are shocked to hear that younger women are struggling with sex and sexuality…just like we did. Some struggle even more.

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