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Nine Ways an IUD Might Help You Survive Donald Trump – Literally

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In uncertain times, getting an IUD can be like putting on your oxygen mask. For women, the next four years are looking darker by the week. With a hundred thousand pussy hats still in the laundry, minority president Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Mosquito vs Monsignor: For Catholics, Zika Pits Tradition of Authority against Tradition of Conscience and Compassion

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Even without Pope’s recent allowance for birth control “in certain cases,” Catholic tradition has long taught that each person must look to his or her own conscience as the final moral guide. A brain damaged baby or an eternity in Hell—which would … Continue reading

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MAD Men vs Zika – Can Marketers Save Pandemic Aflicted Families?

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A barely dressed seductress draped across the hood of a car. A seductor with piercing eyes holding a diamond watch. A girl-next-door with a new shampoo. A MILF savoring a once-frozen entrée. Madison Avenue’s “Mad men” work round the clock to sell … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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