Reproductive Health

Condoms, Condoned: Educators Fight Back Against Useless 'Abstinence-Only' Programs

Condoms, Condoned: Educators Fight Back Against Useless 'Abstinence-Only' Programs
When it comes to reproductive health, many students are censored from getting the facts to help them avoid unintended pregnancy until they're ready, prevent STIs, and have a positive self-image. That's because anti-choice politicians have forced teachers to teach "abstinence-only" programs in classrooms across the country, even though they're a huge disaster:
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KS Bills Approaching Gov's Desk Double-Down on Extreme Anti-Woman Agenda

KS Bills Approaching Gov's Desk Double-Down on Extreme Anti-Woman Agenda
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is as right wing and ideologically-driven as they come, and nowhere is this more evident than in the sustained attacks he's made on women's health and reproductive rights in the Sunflower State.
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TX Lawmakers on Reproductive Healthcare Access: Latinas Are 'Collateral Damage'

TX Lawmakers on Reproductive Healthcare Access: Latinas Are 'Collateral Damage'
In a segment focused on women's health in Texas on Latino USA this past Sunday, Senator Leticia Van de Putte and Representative Jason Villalba spoke about the impact of the 2011 family planning budget cuts on Latina health. Van de Putte focused on what she calls the "collateral damage" of a Republican attack on Planned Parenthood, while Villalba defended defunding the organization.
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Medicaid Restrictions Making Abortion a Privilege, Not a Right, for Poor Texas Women

Medicaid Restrictions Making Abortion a Privilege, Not a Right, for Poor Texas Women
Americans are beginning to celebrate a healthier future for our country. Millions of people will receive coverage, no co-pays for preventive care, an end to discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, out-of-pocket expense caps, and much more. But one thing seems to be missing from this incredible list of health benefits: abortion coverage for poor Texans.
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Life Begins at Gunception: CO Recall Election Moves from Second Amendment to Personhood Debate

Life Begins at Gunception: CO Recall Election Moves from Second Amendment to Personhood Debate
Campaign mailers underlining the anti-abortion views of Republican state senate candidates Bernie Herpin and George Rivera reportedly landed in southern Front Range voter mailboxes over the last two days, stoking flames in the already hot recall elections organized in response to gun-control legislation passed in the spring.
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Ohio Finds a New Way to Fund Anti-Choice 'Crisis Pregnancy Centers'

Ohio Finds a New Way to Fund Anti-Choice 'Crisis Pregnancy Centers'
Our opponents have really reached a new low in Ohio. Anti-choice politicians are using the state budget to take essential funds away from low-income women and children and give them to anti-choice "crisis pregnancy centers" (CPCs) instead.
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Not OK: Oklahoma Anti-Abortion Measure Harasses and Intimidates

Not OK: Oklahoma Anti-Abortion Measure Harasses and Intimidates
In another blow to civil rights and reproductive health options, Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma signed a bill into law last week that allows tax payers to sue abortion providers should they allegedly fail to meet strict new reporting regulations—opening the door for frivolous lawsuits from anti-abortion religious zealots.
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Conservative CO Representative Supports Abortion Pill in Instances of Rape, Incest

Conservative CO Representative Supports Abortion Pill in Instances of Rape, Incest
Rep. Amy Stephens (R-Colorado Springs) argued Tuesday against an anti-abortion proposal that would have made providing emergency contraception to victims of rape and incest a Class 3 felony.
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Plan B Politics: Title X Clinics Take the Pill Off the Table

Plan B Politics: Title X Clinics Take the Pill Off the Table
Dr. Mark Wallace, who directs the county’s health department, explained to commissioners on at least three separate occasions that Plan B contraception can not abort a fertilized egg. He objected to Garcia’s proposal to include any language in the county’s Title X contract that would suggest Plan B was an abortion drug.
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Suggested Name Change for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Suggested Name Change for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PCOS is a common disorder that affects approximately 5 million reproductive-aged women in the United States. Women with PCOS have difficulty becoming pregnant due to hormone imbalances.
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