Dozens of college students and reproductive justice activists met with lawmakers in Austin Thursday morning, asking them to support comprehensive sex ed, increase access to legal abortion care, and give doctors more leeway to make medically sound decisions about their patients.
I hope Suzanne Mazzola’s family hasn’t gotten around to reading the anti-choice articles about her, because whether they sound like touching tributes or not, I can tell you, it’s hard to grow up believing that your parent decided to die. It does things to people.
The Department of Labor announced a rule change that will expand FMLA protections for thousands of legally married same-sex couples.
Social conservatives have been getting more obvious about bullying women into accepting their self-sacrificing, self-effacing model of womanhood. They’re having to get louder because fewer women are listening.
Since HPV vaccines were introduced almost a decade ago, there has been a fear that vaccinating young girls against sexually transmitted infections will give them license to have sex and increase promiscuity. A new study suggests that the opposite may in fact be true—girls who have been vaccinated are less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior than those who have not.
According to Jennifer Maudlin’s complaint, she was fired under an unwritten company policy prohibiting employees from engaging in non-marital sex.
As state lawmakers prepare to take access to cancer screenings and services away from the poorest Texans, a few choice words keep coming to mind—words like “mean,” “spiteful,” and just plain “indecent.”
The doula community may be growing, but it is still struggling with mainstream understanding and acceptance.
Conversations about the need for more comprehensive maternity leave policies seem to rarely include solutions to the issues facing pregnant and parenting students, despite the fact that they are less likely to finish high school than their peers and are more likely to stay in poverty as they struggle to support their family.
In 2003, the African Union adopted the only human rights treaty in the world to explicitly outline the right to abortion care. However, the majority of African governments have done very little to enact that right in practice.