Category Archives: Reproductive Health

Will Unequal Access to New IUD’s and Implants Worsen America’s Economic Divide?

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Unwanted pregnancy is contributing to a new “caste system” in America according to a new Guttmacher report. Is that about to get worse?  When new and better technologies become available only to people who are already privileged, the rich get richer … Continue reading

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The Junk Science and Bad Faith Behind Colorado’s IUD Controversy

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Opposition to IUD’s, like opposition to vaccines, is putting American families at risk—and a Colorado controversy shows that misguided faith and scientific ignorance are to blame. When a pilot program in Colorado offered teens state-of-the-art long acting contraceptives—IUD’s and implants—teen … Continue reading

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Who Aborts the Most Fertilized Eggs? Families Like the Duggars

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A woman who values fertilized eggs or who believes her deity does should use the most highly effective contraceptive available. Most fertilized eggs spontaneously abort during the first weeks of life. Estimates of death before implantation range as high as … Continue reading

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Ten Bonus Health Benefits of Birth Control

Coauthor: Robert Hatcher, M.D. M.P.H. “What do you mean, how often do I want to have my period? Are you saying I have a choice?!” We women hear a lot about side effects of birth control, but we don’t hear … Continue reading

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How America’s Obsession With Bad Birth Control Hurts and Even Kills Women

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Many women know more about the risks of birth control than about how the right contraceptive might improve their lives. For busy women, making good health decisions and actually taking care of ourselves can be a challenge, especially when practical … Continue reading

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Something Big is Changing in the Fight for Reproductive Freedom—Women are Done With Being Shamed

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Judge less. Listen more. Tell your story even if your voice shakes. — Can a new approach help us past the abortion impasse? Women, especially young women, are coming out of the closet and talking openly about how access to … Continue reading

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Sustain Between the Sheets!

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Seventh Generation founder and daughter launch female-friendly, fair-trade, eco-friendly condom company —– When Meika Hollender’s dad, superstar green entrepreneur Jeffrey Hollender, first brought up the idea of founding a condom company together, Meika wasn’t quite sure what to think. But … Continue reading

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