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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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Intrauterine Bling — 2000 years of IUD’s, from Camel Contraceptives to Body Mod

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Picture a series of copper beads on a fine titanium alloy wire curved in a graceful sphere. It looks like an earring, but you won’t find it in a jewelry store. It’s made to go in your uterus. Intrauterine contraceptives … Continue reading

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Stupidest Budget Cuts Ever – or, Why Cutting Contraception Is Not Conservative

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 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A stitch in time saves nine. One dollar spent on contraception saves three on pregnancy and newborn care, and that is just the beginning. Nationally, we spend 11 billion taxpayer … Continue reading

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A Contraceptive Revolution: Lowering remaining barriers.

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This post is 4 in the series: Twenty Times Better than the Pill.  Imagine a future in which every child is a chosen child.Imagine a future in which a woman becomes fertile only when she wants to have a child—a future … Continue reading

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