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Conservatives Choose More Unwanted Pregnancy and Abortion over Better Birth Control for Teens

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Fewer pregnant teens, fewer abortions, fewer unwed mothers, fewer single-parent families on welfare, more balanced state budgets. Sounds like a set of goals that should be common ground for anyone who cares about America’s future, right? Apparently not. Fox News, … Continue reading

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Fox Freaks Over Seattle Clinics That Give Teens Better Birth Control But Not Coca-Cola

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As right wing news outlets have it, untrained government workers in Washington State are doing secret gynecological procedures on 11 year old school girls, implanting dangerous and unhealthy birth control without consent from doting parents who have no idea they … 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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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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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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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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Party Time! Excellent! Educators and Health Professionals Celebrate a Drop in Teen Pregnancy.

Part 1 of the series Teen Pregnancy:  Going . . . Going . . .   Public health officials, educators, and parents of teens have reason to party! According to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute, American teen pregnancy rates are … Continue reading

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