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I Know This Much Is True: Abortion Is A Medical Intervention to Which Women Need Access

The Irish government has yet to regulate access to life-saving abortions in Ireland, despite the fact that such medical interventions have been legal in that country for two decades. The situation has created fear in both women and the medical profession alike.

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Bodies in Motion: Physical Females Face Different Risks

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.

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Sexual Health Round Up: Birth Control Gel for Men Lowers Sperm Count, Fear Prolongs Labor, and Adults Choose Food Over Sex

In this week’s sexual health roundup: a new gel that combines testosterone with a synthetic version of progestin appears to lower sperm count with few side effects; a new study finds that women who are fearful of giving birth face longer labors and more medical interventions, and a survey finds many adults more willing to give up sex than their favorite foods for one year. 

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Murder by Nursing?

Stephanie Greene is being charged with murder. Her crime? Breastfeeding her newborn.

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Health, Freedom, and the Birth Control Mandate: The Testimony Chairman Issa Didn’t Want You to Hear

As I have watched national media coverage of this debate, it has been heartbreaking, frankly, to see women’s health treated as a political football. When I turn off the TV and look around my campus, I instead see the faces of the women affected, and I have heard more and more of their stories. I am here to share their voices and ask that you hear them.

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Grassroots Opposition Grows to Mississippi’s Prop 26, the Egg-as-Person Initiative

Unlikely allies from both sides of the traditional “abortion” debate have come together in opposition to Prop 26, Mississippi’s egg-as-person initiative.

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Epidural Please: Respecting All Choices in Childbirth

There is a subtle message–often coming from other women–that to truly experience childbirth, women must eschew medical interventions, including pain medication, and go “natural.” But some women are happy to put their deliveries in the hands of the medical establishment with its rules and regulations, its operating rooms, its NICUs, and its drugs. That’s a good choice, too.

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