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FDA Examines Complaints About Contraceptive Device Essure

An FDA panel heard from physicians, public health experts, company representatives, and numerous women who said Essure had harmed them.

An FDA panel heard from physicians, public health experts, company representatives, and numerous women who said Essure had harmed them.

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Why We Should All Be Afraid of the Coming Supreme Court Term

The Roberts Court hasn't decided all the cases it will take yet, but the ones on its docket show this term shaping up to be one of the most contentious during Chief Justice John Roberts' tenure.

The Roberts Court hasn’t decided all the cases it will take yet, but the ones on its docket show this term shaping up to be one of the most contentious during Chief Justice John Roberts’ tenure.

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Federal Judge Blocks Utah GOP’s Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood

Tuesday’s ruling keeping PPAU’s funding intact is the latest effort from the federal courts to protect the reproductive health-care provider from conservative political attacks following the release of heavily-edited smear videos by the anti-choice front group the Center for Medical Progress (CMP).

Tuesday’s ruling keeping the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah’s funding intact is the latest effort from the federal courts to protect the reproductive health-care provider from conservative political attacks.

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The Hyde Amendment and Beyond: The Conservative Attack on Reproductive Health Care That Just Won’t Quit

Almost 40 years since the Hyde Amendment was first passed, another Supreme Court fight over reproductive health-care access and income inequality is shaping up.

Almost 40 years since the Hyde Amendment was first passed, another Supreme Court fight over reproductive health-care access and income inequality is shaping up.

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Illegal Abortion Is a Maternal Health Crisis

On Monday, the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, we at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) are reminded that legal abortion is critical to improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality around the world.

On Monday, the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, we at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) are reminded that legal abortion is critical to improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality around the world.

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Arkansas Planned Parenthood Clinics Stay Funded for Now

A ruling on Friday keeps state funding available for Planned Parenthood clinics until October 2 as Republicans try to defund the health-care organization.

A ruling on Friday keeps state funding available for Planned Parenthood clinics until October 2 as Republicans try to defund the health-care organization.

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Fuzzy Math: Why the ‘Sex Calculator’ Is a Harmful Gimmick

The old trope of "you've had sex with everyone your partner has had sex with and everyone their partners had sex with" got a fancy website this week. But the math is useless, unless your goal is to shame someone for their sex life.

The old trope of “you’ve had sex with everyone your partner has had sex with and everyone their partners had sex with” got a fancy website this week. But the math is useless, unless your goal is to shame someone for their sex life.

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Federal Appeals Court Brings Fight Over Contraception Accommodation Closer to Supreme Court

A ruling Thursday that religiously affiliated nonprofits can avoid complying with the process for requesting an exemption to the Affordable Care Act's birth control benefit makes it more likely the Roberts Court will step in this fall.

A ruling Thursday that religiously affiliated nonprofits can avoid complying with the process for requesting an exemption to the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit makes it more likely the Roberts Court will step in this fall.

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Affordable Care Act in Action: IUDs Become More Affordable

A new study find  that the ACA has brought down the out-of-pocket costs of intrauterine devices (IUDs), one of the most effective—and often most cost prohibitive—methods of contraception.

A new study finds that the ACA has brought down the out-of-pocket costs of intrauterine devices (IUDs), one of the most effective—and often most cost prohibitive—methods of contraception.

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House Will Vote This Week to Defund Planned Parenthood

The U.S. House is expected to vote Thursday on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood for one year unless it stops offering abortion care.

The U.S. House is expected to vote Thursday on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood for one year unless it stops offering abortion care.

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