Menstruation is perhaps one of the most ordinary individual female experiences but, in sub-Saharan Africa, the experience often impacts society as a whole negatively due to the absence of clean water, sanitation, and products to cope with menstrual flow.
On the front lines healthcare providers and volunteers meet young women who learn prevention post-infection, who explore contraceptive options after a pregnancy and who are growing up in a culture where sophisticated media outlets sell sex as power.
Last week’s revelation by the CDC that one-quarter of teen-age girls have at least one sexually transmitted disease came as no surprise to Michigan health providers, who say such an epidemic is the fruit of a widespread failure to teach teens about sex.
The CDC recently reported that one in four teen girls, sexually active or not, has a sexually transmitted infection. But all four out of four teen girls need better prevention education to avoid STIs and make healthier decisions.
Anti-choicers, while detached from reality, aren’t stupid, of course, and eventually they figured out how bad it looks to have a bunch of men at the front of misogynist organizations trying to put on a smiley face. Hence, the rise in prominence of women in the anti-choice movement.
Who among the crowded field of presidential candidates, both Democratic and Republican, will do the most to address the rising cost of hormonal birth control on college campuses?
The Deficit Reduction Act made it costly for pharmaceutical companies to offer deep discounts on birth control to college health centers, but DHHS Secretary Mike Leavitt could easily close this loophole.
Your instinctive reaction was right: Bratz dolls are harmful to girls, an APA study says.
Questions about reproductive rights and health from young women might just surprise you. But the Pro-choice Public Education Project’s RECOGNIZE! campaign may have the answers.
Politics, sex and culture collide in Choice USA's Outstanding Organizer awardee Nora Dye's coast-to-coast bicycle trip. Dye examines the connections or lack thereof between the varied groups working for reproductive justice; from advocates to educators to health care providers.