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‘How Did You Become a Teen Mom?’

Why is it that youth are bombarded with inaccurate information about sex by adults and are then taunted by those same adults whenever "it" (pregnancy) happens to them?

I never quite understand how to answer that question. My immediate response is usually, “Sex—unprotected sex, to be exact.” However, the real answer is far more complex, and some individuals may see my reasons as “excuses” so I usually don’t bother to explain it. But I will now.

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#exposePP Turned on its Head to Expose Support for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood has officially been exposed for what it is: a popular, necessary source of health care for millions of people.

Planned Parenthood has officially been exposed for what it is: a popular, necessary source of health care for millions of people.

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An Abortion by Any Other Name: Beatriz and the Global Anti-Choice Spin Machine

Protest for Beatriz's life in El Salvador, May 29.

The Catholic Church and the international anti-choice movement are desperate to deny that Beatriz did, in fact, have an abortion. And much of the media is taking the bait.

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Roman Polanski Says the Pill Killed Romance, Women Say it Gave Them Control Over Their Lives

In some ways Polanksi is actually right. The pill did "change the place of women in our times"—but it did so for the better.

In some ways Polanksi is actually right. The pill did “change the place of women in our times”—but it did so for the better.

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Chicago’s ‘Pregnant Men’ Ads: Flipping the Dialogue on Men and Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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The Chicago Department of Public Health’s Office of Adolescent and School Health just released a new set of teen pregnancy prevention ads that feature images of half-naked young men who appear, thanks to technology, pregnant.

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Report: Fox News Underreported Sexual Assault in the Military

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While Fox News has devoted extensive airtime to pushing scandals that have since begun to fall apart, it has largely ignored new allegations of sexual assault in the military.

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Texas Republicans Don’t Act on Threats Against Repro Rights, and That’s Called Harmony?

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Texas Republicans have promised not to further decimate women’s health care in the state, and it’s being hailed as a compromise. I think it’s more like a hostage situation.

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The Rescued Women in Cleveland Were Not ‘Sex Slaves’—They Were Raped

Conflating the word “rape” with “sex” demeans sex for all of us, but most especially for survivors of sexual violence.

Conflating the word “rape” with “sex” demeans sex for all of us, but most especially for survivors of sexual violence.

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A Note of Caution: Freezing Eggs Is Not a Silver Bullet for Age-Related Infertility

Between the ages of 36 and 38, Richards spent $50,000 to freeze 70 eggs that she plans to thaw, fertilize and insert into her uterus when she is 44 or 46.

It’s no wonder many women believe they’ll be able to bear children with frozen eggs whenever they want to—a $4 billion industry is driving the public discourse.

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Louis C.K. Jokes That Women Are Courageous to Date Men—Sadly, He’s Right

In his new HBO special, comedian Louis C.K. notes that men are "the worst thing that ever happens to" women. The bit is funny, but it's also tragically on point.

In his new HBO special, comedian Louis C.K. notes that men are “the worst thing that ever happens to” women. The bit is funny, but it’s also tragically on point.

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