The U.S. war ended in December 2011, but families in numerous Iraqi cities are living with a dramatic rise in birth defects and cancer from chemical weapons that were detonated near homes, schools, and playgrounds.
Amendment 6 is an attack on reproductive rights. It would change the Florida Constitution to outlaw public funding for abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or where the life of the mother is affected.
The policies promoted by anti-choice forces in Congress are not good for any woman, whether Jewish or not. What does all this have to do with the Jews?
If you work in reproductive health or public health you often hear people talking about the “unmet need for contraception” in a certain country or region. But here’s an unmet need that never gets discussed outside of small circles: second-trimester abortion.
The California legislature unanimously passed a bill banning the use of restraints on pregnant women. Will the governor sign it?
After watching an anti-choice video on contraception, I decided to debunk it. Surprise! It’s full of lies.
As family planning advocates, I think we need to remember that family planning is the means to an end, not an end goal in itself. Access to information and services is critical, but increasing the use of contraception starts and ends with supporting the broader goals and rights of women.
Maternal deaths caused by unsafe abortion are both devastating for the families involved and detrimental to their larger community. Guaranteeing access to safe, legal abortion— and removing barriers to access in countries where abortion is legal—is essential to saving women’s lives and reversing these tragic statistics.
When it comes to contraception, the United States could be viewed as the land of lunacy. The facts and figures from that country demonstrate the power of contraception to change a society.
While just about everyone agrees that female participation in athletic endeavors is great news, the down side is that sports injuries are on the rise since women—like men—often get hurt when they exert themselves.