Tag Archives: family planning

Go Figure: Better Birth Control Dramatically Drops Delaware Abortion Rate

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Hint: It wasn’t the Religious Right. I’m as fiercely pro-choice as they come. I owe my beloved first daughter to the fact that my husband and I were able to terminate a toxoplasmosis-infected pregnancy. My most read article ever was … Continue reading

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American IUDs Help African Women Despite Trump Gag Rule and Funding Cuts

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When Donald Trump was elected, demand for long-acting birth control soared. Planned Parenthood scrambled to schedule appointments. One woman made a sign that said, “My IUD will outlast your presidency!” Others posted the image to social media. Thanks to a … Continue reading

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Reproductive Choice is About Much More than Abortion

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When it comes to freely-chosen parenthood, we sometimes miss the big picture. Imperfect people and imperfect contraceptives and imperfect pregnancy processes fail; and when they do, access to abortion is a moral good. Like health knowledge and birth control options, … Continue reading

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Would You Like to Have a Kid in the Next Year?

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One Key Question improves family planning and lives. In contrast with Europe and Canada, Pacific Northwest communities face an epidemic of surprise pregnancy. Northwest women say that almost half of their pregnancies are mistimed or unwanted. This causes hardship in … Continue reading

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The Colorado Family Planning Miracle – Are Oregon and Washington Next?

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 After implementation of the Colorado Family Planning Initiative, teen births and abortions dropped by nearly half. Most businesses would jump at the opportunity to invest a dollar that saves them $5.85 over the next three years and then keeps on … Continue reading

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How to Talk with Your Kid about Abortion—Especially Your Abortion

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In coming decades, better birth control like long-acting IUDs and implants may make elective abortion virtually obsolete. But for now, unsought pregnancy is still painfully common; over a million American women have an abortion each year. Women end pregnancies for … Continue reading

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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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