According to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, around 70 percent of pregnancies in the state are unintended.
Once hailed as a lifesaver and necessity for everyone thinking about having sex, condoms are now frequently maligned—young people are surrounded by messages suggesting they don’t work, they break, and they take all the fun out of sex.
Recently, two news stories emerged that together paint a powerful picture of the dangers inherent in HIV stigma and misinformation about HIV, perpetuated in large part by the media.
A bill that requires adult film stars to wear condoms on set is one step closer to becoming law in California, despite pleas from porn performers.
This week, new studies accuse the public health community of ignoring the unique needs of bisexual men, find that casual sex is good for some people’s self-esteem, and show that women who get pregnant naturally at older ages may live longer.
RH Reality Check is pleased to bring you a few of the thousands of stories that unfolded during the summer of 2013 at the state capitol in Austin, Texas.
Naysayers would have us believe that Texans have surrendered to the inevitable, that they have stopped working for reproductive rights after the fervor of the summer of 2013. Nothing I have seen in the last year suggests that they are any less angry, any less passionate, than they were last June.
Many young people continue to lack confidential access to health care and that significantly obstructs their use of critical sexual and reproductive health services, such as birth control.
Which doctors are qualified to provide legal abortion care? Hospital boards are now the last word on that in Texas, and one Austin woman wants to make sure they know that Texans support legal abortion.
A parent’s freakout over the possibility that her teenage daughter might talk to a doctor without a parent present is an important reminder that adolescent rights to medical privacy are ill-defined and need to be clarified, to protect teenage health.