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The New Administration: Not Quite Ready to Stand Up for Women

The cultural discourse of those who do not recognize women’s sexual and reproductive lives as a matter of human rights allows President Obama to disregard our needs.

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Unearthing Common Ground

It’s not about reducing abortion. The advocates for a new common ground correctly note the correlation between poverty and abortion rates. But they fail to mention how poverty first contributes to unintended pregnancies.

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Young Women and Sexual Coercion: Reproductive Health Realities

There is an important contributor to unintended pregnancy that is rarely mentioned on the campaign trail — the strong link between unintended pregnancies and dating violence or coercion.

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Unexpected Pregnancies and Hard Choices

Maybe, if those who judge could sit in the exam room with the patients I meet, they would understand that, as a society, we must do all we can to avert unintended pregnancies.

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Iowa Launches Family Planning Initiative

Former Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack was shocked to learn that half of the state’s pregnancies are unplanned. In response, she launched the Iowa Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancies, a program focused on helping women between the ages of 18 and 30 receive family planning information.

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