Category Archives: Reproductive Health

Birth Control? There’s an App for That

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Given that 82 percent of teen pregnancies are unintended, it should come as no surprise that sexual health advocates are eager to make information and services even easier to access and more appealing to emerging adults. Planned Parenthood of the … Continue reading

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Pediatricians Give Thumbs Up to Game Changing Birth Control for Sexually Active Teens

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Every year more than 750,000 American teens become pregnant, and over 80 percent of these pregnancies are unplanned. That may be about to change. If teens take to the latest wave of birth control technologies the way they’ve taken to … Continue reading

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The Obvious Relationship Between Climate and Family Planning—and Why We Don’t Talk About It

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Several years ago, Bill Gates keynoted a breakfast for Seattle-based Climate Solutions, a nonprofit focused on advancing the clean energy economy and driving practical, profitable solutions to climate change. Gates opened his speech with an equation. To paraphrase: Our carbon … Continue reading

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Back to the Future — Modernizing Sexual Health Care, Regulations, and Reimbursement for Teens

Part 6 of the series Teen Pregnancy:  Going . . . Going . . .   More than 80 percent of teen pregnancies are accidents. A girl with other hopes and dreams—or maybe a girl who is floundering, who hasn’t even begun … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Things Are–Family Planning Conversations on Teen Turf

Part 5 of the series Teen Pregnancy:  Going . . . Going . . .   No one birth control method fits everyone, but today young women have better options than ever before. Across the United States, from New York to South … Continue reading

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Say Anything — A Powerful New Approach to Family Planning Conversations

First published at Sightline Daily as Part 4 of the series Teen Pregnancy:  Going . . . Going . . .   A young woman sits in an examining room, waiting for her medical provider. The provider arrives and picks up the chart. “I … Continue reading

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Bring It On! — Why It’s Tme For Over the Counter Oral Contraceptives.

Part 3 of the series Teen Pregnancy:  Going . . . Going . . .   When Plan B emergency contraceptives became available without a prescription, I sent my teenage daughter, Marley, and her friend Amanda out to do a little research. … Continue reading

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