Category Archives: Reproductive Health

Condoms are So Hundred Years Ago: Why Better Birth Control for Men Would Be Better for Everyone

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Birth control options for men and women are a century apart. Men deserve better. The best birth control options for women today have qualities our grandmothers could only have dreamed of. They toggle the fertility switch to off until a … Continue reading

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Simple Intervention Cuts Unplanned Pregnancy by Half

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A single half-day training that teaches medical clinics how to provide better birth control can radically improve outcomes for patients, cutting unplanned pregnancies by half according to research published in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet. Better Birth Control Improvements … Continue reading

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Faith Leaders Seek Safe Abortion for Rape Victims in Conflict Zones

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Religious leaders to Obama: Clarify or repeal the Helms Amendment–It’s a matter of compassion! During violent unrest that followed Kenya’s 2007 election, Jaqueline Mutere, a widowed community organizer and mother of four, was raped. For women caught in conflict zones or … Continue reading

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Uncoupling: Why the Right Feels Threatened by Consent, Queers, Contraceptives, and Child Protection

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The conservative Christian obsession with sex and procreation can be traced back to a single Iron Age gender script. Stories of patriarchal Christian leaders groping, fondling, masturbating on or otherwise harassing or assaulting women—and having clandestine sex with men–seem to … Continue reading

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Not Choice but Choices: An Interview with Abortion Counselor and Advocate Charlotte Taft

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“We focus on abortion as if that were the conversation, but we have been bamboozled into putting our focus there.” When you think about abortion, what comes to mind? A woman’s right? The Religious Right? Feminists, or fetal photography, or … Continue reading

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Price of Top Tier Birth Control Plummets as New “Liletta” IUD Breaks Monopoly

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“When you can’t afford a choice it’s not a choice at all.”  This month, a new IUD became available to American women, and it may be a game changer, not because the design is particularly innovative but because it shatters … Continue reading

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Why I am pro-Abortion, not Just Pro-Choice

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Recently, the Daily Kos published an article titled, I Am Pro-Choice, Not Pro-Abortion. “Has anyone ever truly been pro-abortion?” one commenter asked. Uh. Yes. Me. That would be me. I am pro-abortion like I’m pro-knee-replacement and pro-chemotherapy and pro-cataract surgery. … Continue reading

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