As a committee of the Irish Parliament considers proposals to offer limited legal abortion in Ireland, this paper explores how these issues came together around Savita Halappanavar’s death, the interpretation of Catholic health policy and the consequences for pregnant women.
Feeling awful about having contracted a sexually transmitted infection? Here’s the nitty-gritty on the stigmatization of STIs and people with them and how to deal.
The first same-sex fertility center, Arizona Senate passes race and sex-based abortion ban, women still being given as crime compensation in Afghanistan, lawsuit filed over New York’s CPC law, and Rep. Mike Pence likes what Title X does for “inner cities.”
Pope Benedict is in the United Kingdom for a four-day visit, and will be met with a “Protest the Pope” campaign by activists opposed to the Vatican’s stance on the child sex abuse scandal, contraception, women, and homosexuality.
UK health officials want health providers to test the breath of pregnant women for carbon monoxide levels so they can tell the women smoking is bad for their health. Rather than, you know, asking the women directly if they smoke.
The first ever advertisement for a morning-after pill aired on television in the UK, despite arguments against the ad from an anti-choice group.
LA Times counters parental notification proponent’s two central arguments; UK makes sex and relationship education mandatory in primary and secondary schools; British lawmakers leave Northern Ireland’s women suffering; How the religious right drove Colin Powell to endorse Obama; Baptist minister says birth control is “murder.”
The future of women’s equality, including abortion rights and equal pay, are at stake in the election; Are Catholics shifting toward Obama?; Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier on the next steps in beating AIDS; 40 Days for Life protests clinics around the country; Dr. Karen Rayne’s top ten things to do before you have sex.
UK Scouting Association to offer basic sex ed to Explorer Scouts between the ages of 14 and 18; What constitutes a mother’s health?; Proposed South Dakota abortion ban could punish doctors with 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine; Anti-choice groups divided about SD abortion ban; Madagascar announces nationwide family planning initiative.
Adolescents and teens often hold seemingly irreconcilable ideas about having sex; Is HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt deliberately trying to stifle debate on proposed regulations?; More women than ever seeking birth control; UK government reduces compensation payments to rape victims who had been drinking.