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(UPDATED) “Pro-Life” Ohio Republican Seeks to “Zero Out” International Family Planning Funds

Today’s bully, or let’s say one of them because there are so many to deal with each day, is Representative Bob Latta, Republican from the 5th District in Ohio.  Mr. Latta has introduced an amendment to the GOP’s proposed Continuing Resolution that would eliminate all funding for international family planning.  It could be voted on today.

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Why You Should Care About FDA’s Foot-Dragging on Emergency Contraception

The company that makes the morning-after pill Plan B One-Step recently asked the FDA to make it available over-the-counter for women of all ages. Sound good? It is and it isn’t.

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Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception? The FDA Saga Continues

Are you tired of waiting for the FDA to get its head out of you-know-where and finally approve over-the-counter sales of emergency contraception?  Then let them know.

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Afternoon Roundup: Republicans Block Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell on Eve of Human Rights Day

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell falls temporarily – and with it the hopes of a repeal of the military abortion ban; the U.S. fails on almost all measurable goals for improving women’s health; Afghan women get a hand from the UN and a new report and more.

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FDA Approves New Emergency Contraceptive

On Friday, August 13th, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs approved the sale and use of “ella,” the brand name for a new form of emergency contraception that will provide women with more options to prevent unplanned pregnancies.  Health advocates welcomed the news.

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How Young Is Too Young For Contraception?

Medical advisors in Scotland are encouraging use of long-term birth control at earlier and earlier ages. But how young is too young for contraception?

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(CORRECTION) What Everyone Needs to Know About Second Trimester Abortions

Most women who have second trimester abortions do so out of necessity – not choice.

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Dear NBC: An Honest Portrayal of Young Women, Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion

Women’s groups recognize NBC for its honest, compelling and realistic portrayal of a young woman facing an unintended pregnancy and her decision to chose abortion.

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Filling the Unmet Need for Contraception: Can We Deliver for Young Women?

 

 

 

Unmet need for contraception is high among older adolescents and young adults throughout the world, and most pronounced among young women 20 to 29 years of age. This gap should be filled through strategies that promote reproductive and sexual rights, while funding the essential services women need.

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Personal Reflections on Contraceptive Choice

My own experiences made me realize how important it is to have real choices in contraceptive methods, and to know that my doctor or provider will give me unbiased information based on good evidence.

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