This week, we look at several pieces of new research: scientists discovered how sperm and egg latch on to each other, a study suggests that Viagra may cause melanoma, and researchers question whether Facebook makes women feel fat.
The over-policing and over-criminalization of pregnant women and mothers is becoming a major issue in this country, and the safety of mothers is at stake.
Two Texas doctors say a hospital caved to anti-choice activist “demands” when it revoked their privileges because they provide legal abortion care.
The controversy and media attention around the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties cases before the Supreme Court undoubtedly, and understandably, focus on contraception. However, there are several important implications for sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention as well.
We don’t wait to teach driver’s ed until after young people start driving, so why on earth do most sex education classes occur after a significant chunk of teens are already sexually active? It’s time to let go of the sentimental attachment to the idea of “innocence” in adolescents.
HB 305 would prohibit abortion providers and their affiliates from providing sex education materials, or speaking about sexual health, to public school students in the state.
The “egg baby” has gone high-tech: Youth advocacy group Do Something has a teen pregnancy campaign that purports to teach young people what it’s like to have a baby via text message. Unfortunately, the campaign fails, in both concept and execution.
Some 64 provisions have been introduced so far this year to expand or protect access to abortion, more than had been introduced in any year in the last quarter-century.
A new study 30 years in the making finds that, in most doses, fertility drugs do not raise a woman’s risk for breast cancer.
Rhetoric trying to redefine contraception not as health care but as a sexual kink is becoming a mainstream conservative preoccupation, especially in light of the Affordable Care Act listing contraception as a preventive care service. What can be done to fight back, before the right start seriously chipping away at access?