Tag Archives: family planning

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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International Youth Seek Means to Manage Own Sexual Health

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Trust us with our own bodies, says global youth delegation. With knowledge and supplies, we can care of ourselves. From as far away as Bangladesh, China, Argentina, and Senegal young people recently trekked to Seattle for a conference that, on … Continue reading

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This Doctor Thinks We Should Be Talking About and Developing Better Birth Control for Guys

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Dr. Stephanie Page at the University of Washington talks about why male birth control matters. Everybody knows you can’t talk about women’s health without talking about birth control. But what about men’s health? Should birth control be high on that … Continue reading

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A Tidal Wave of Zika Brain Damage? It Doesn’t Have to Go That Way

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  Delaware’s healthcare upgrade offers a highly effective model for protecting American families. Picture your next child or grandchild, or your neighbor’s child, with a head size “minus five to six standard deviations below the norm.” Cringing? According to experts, … Continue reading

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Catholic Mother Has Disabled Child, Questions Faith, Gets Abused by Believers

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Sonia Guizar used to attend mass regularly and teach at a Catholic school. But her Catholic employer’s refusal to cover birth control brought her an ill-timed pregnancy and a child with developmental challenges that stretch her family thin. When she … Continue reading

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The Junk Science and Bad Faith Behind Colorado’s IUD Controversy

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Opposition to IUD’s, like opposition to vaccines, is putting American families at risk—and a Colorado controversy shows that misguided faith and scientific ignorance are to blame. When a pilot program in Colorado offered teens state-of-the-art long acting contraceptives—IUD’s and implants—teen … Continue reading

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