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Physicians Group: ‘We Absolutely Support the Right to Choose’

The president of Physicians for Reproductive Health responds to Ann Furedi’s spiked essay on abortion and choice.

The president of Physicians for Reproductive Health responds to Ann Furedi’s spiked essay questioning the organization’s decision to drop “choice” from its name.

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Top of the News: Afternoon Edition

It’s Veterans Day so I’m reminding myself (and others who need it) that our female vets are in need of gender specific health care upon returning home from combat; Sarah Palin and the Tea Party want less government – unless it has to do with abortion restrictions; a drug manufacturer of breast cancer treatment drugs adds cancer-causing agents to its drugs; and anorexic women face more unplanned pregnancies than do women who don’t suffer from the disorder.

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IUDs: Now for Emergencies?

The Copper IUD as a form of emergency contraception? Researchers say it’s almost 100% effective at preventing pregnancy if inserted five days after unprotected sex. But, honestly, is it feasible for most women to run to their doctor and have an IUD inserted “asap”?!

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Study Finds Gaps in Pregnancy Counseling for HIV-Positive Women

More than half of HIV-positive women who wish to have children have not received adequate pregnancy counseling from their health care providers, according to a study published in the May 20 issue of AIDS Patient Care and STDs.

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On the Pill’s 50th Birthday, We’re Still Fighting for Sex Ed

Why, in a world of countless birth control pills, the ring, the patch, implants, and condoms for women and men, do people still get pregnant unintentionally? Because there are a lot of people rooting against them.

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Roundup: All That and a Bag of Crisps

A look at the latest reproductive health news stories in Britain.

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The Fog Zone

New research takes an in-depth look at the knowledge, attitudes and behavior of unmarried young men and women (ages 18-29) regarding pregnancy planning, contraception, and relationships.

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Jill Stanek Doesn’t Want to Prevent Abortions

Steven Waldman proposes the following hypothetical situation: more premarital sex and fewer abortions. Would pro-lifers accept this trade-off?

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TV Land: A World Without Choice

Abortion’s absence from TV shows is hard to swallow when television has always been a medium for discussing social issues.

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America’s Next Top Misinformed Teenager

Two new television shows warn against teen pregnancy, but don’t explain how teens can prevent it.

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