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왜 아직도 많은 여성은 '질외 사정'을 신뢰하는 걸까?

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 2:50 AM

2016년은 피임하는 여성들에게 여러 모로 좋은 해다. 성공률이 99%가 넘는 자궁내장치(IUD)는 그 어느 때보다 인기가 높다. 산아 제한은 오바마케어의 적용을 받는다. 그리고 어떤 주에서는 약사들이 처방전 없이도 1년치 경구 피임약을 팔 수 있다. 여성들이 다양하고 믿을 수 있는 피임 방법들을 그 어느 때보다도 쉽게 사용할 수...

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What You Shouldn't Say To A Mom Who Is Struggling To Get Pregnant Again

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 11:55 AM


Lee Rubin Collins had her first baby in the mid 1990s, and the whole experience was such a joy, she says, she and her husband immediately said, "Let's keep doing this!" They got pregnant easily the first time around, so she was surprised when they tried and tried......

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The Terrifying Moment When Your Infant Stops Breathing Has A Name

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2016 | 2:32 PM


One of the scariest moments for any parent is when their baby stops breathing for several seconds or longer, for no apparent reason. Their skin may turn blue, and they suddenly become less responsive, and then just like that -- poof! -- it passes. 


On Monday, the...

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Why So Many Young Women Love The 'Pull-Out Method'

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2016 | 11:29 AM


In many ways, 2016 is an exceptionally good time to be a woman in need of birth control. The IUD, a method that works more than 99 percent of the time, is more popular than ever; birth control is covered under the Affordable Care Act; and in...

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Here's What's At Stake For Women This Election

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 10:09 AM

Question: What's at stake for women in the 2016 presidential election?

Answer: Basically, everything. 

The next president will have the power to greatly influence, if not flat-out determine, the fate of reproductive rights, gun control measures, paid...

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15 Intimate Birth Photos That Show How Beautiful C-Sections Can Be

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 12:37 PM

Roughly one in three births in the United States is via C-section, many of which are performed at a moment's notice during true emergencies in order to keep mothers and babies safe. Even when they're less sudden -- when, say, a mother has a medical reason to schedule an...

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5 Myths About Raising A Child With Autism That Need To Go Away

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 1:09 PM


Myth #1: You caused it. 


Years ago, when early autism researchers probed its causes they quickly zeroed in on their suspected culprit: Parents. More specifically, they believed that emotionally closed-off "refrigerator moms" caused their children's autism. Thankfully, parents are no longer wrongly blamed for causing autism spectrum disorder...

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No, The Gender Pay Gap Isn't A Myth -- And Here's Why

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 10:28 AM


One of the most common arguments made about the gender pay gap is that it simply doesn't exist. Take this Wall Street Journal op-ed lamenting the "The 'Wage Gap' Myth That Won't Die," or this one from CBS Money Watch that asserts "The Gender Pay Gap Is...

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Are These Sexist Moments Pulled From History Books, Or Headlines?

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2016 | 9:40 AM

For every giant leap Americans make towards gender equality, we also tend to miss a few (or 100) steps. 

Sexism at all levels of public and private life is perhaps more visible now than ever. As activists...

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Why Utah's Nonsensical New Abortion Bill Is So Bad For Women

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 1:12 PM


This week Utah's "adamantly pro-life" governor signed a bill that makes the state the first in the country to require that every single woman who gets an abortion at or beyond 20 weeks receives anesthesia.


At first glance, this may not sound particularly alarming, but it's...

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5 Things C-Section Moms Want You To Know

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2016 | 11:26 AM


1. Their experience isn't open for judgement.


Doctors, hospitals and public health officials across the United States are working to help lower the national C-section rate, and for good reason. While the surgery can be necessary, there's also strong evidence that it's being...

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How Moms Can Use Their iPhones To Join The Fight Against PPD

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2016 | 10:44 AM


One of the biggest questions about postpartum depression (PPD) is what causes it. Why are as many as 1 in 7 mothers affected by debilitating, often long-lasting depression and anxiety? And if experts better understood the causes, how could they improve care and prevention efforts?


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New Evidence That We Just Need To Give Women More Time To Labor

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2016 | 2:56 PM


The time that a woman spends in the second stage of labor -- when she pushes, then finally delivers her baby -- is among the most intense stretches of her life, and is monitored extremely closely. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that first-time moms...

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5 Ways Texas' Draconian Abortion Laws Actively Hurt Women

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2016 | 9:57 AM


The United States Supreme Court is now considering the fate of Texas' House Bill 2, or HB2, one of the most restrictive abortion laws in this country, and arguably the most important reproductive rights case the court has heard in decades. The law mandates clinics upgrade to...

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New Study Shows Just How Dangerous It Is To NOT Vaccinate

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2016 | 3:17 PM


Measles -- a disease that was completely eliminated in the United States 15 years ago -- has captured national attention recently, thanks to outbreaks among unvaccinated travelers who have contracted the disease abroad. At the same time, anti-vaccination sentiments have found footing among some parents worried over unfounded...

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포르노 애호가들이 젠더 평등을 매우 지지하는 것으로 드러났다

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2016 | 3:23 AM

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포르노에 대한 비난 중 자주 거론되는 것은 포르노가 여성에게 좋지 않다는 주장이다. 특정 페미니스트 수사에 의하면 포르노는 여성의 신체를 상품화 한다. 시청자들에게 여성을 오직 대상으로만 보도록 훈련시킨다는 것이다.

그러나 포르노가 시청자로 하여금 여성을 무시하게 만들지 않는다는 연구가 얼마 전에 나왔다.

포르노 시청자들은 여성이 권력이 있는 자리에...

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Turns Out, Porn Watchers Are Pretty Damn Supportive Of Gender Equality

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2016 | 2:00 PM


One of the charges leveled against pornography, and there are a lot of them, is that it is fundamentally bad for women. Porn commodifies women's bodies, certain feminist rhetoric goes. It trains viewers to see women as nothing more than objects.


But a recent study...

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The State Of Gender Equality Around The Globe, In 7 Charts

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2016 | 2:27 PM


International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate women and their many accomplishments, but also shine a light on the deep gender gap that persists in every corner of the globe. That’s why the theme for 2016 is gender parity, and...

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The Gut-Wrenching Choices Women Face When Contemplating Pregnancy After PPD

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2016 | 1:51 PM


Weeks after giving birth to her daughter two years ago, Becky Schroeder, 31, began to realize something was very, very wrong. She was a busy, sleep-deprived new mom, but when short windows of rest presented themselves, she couldn't slow her mind and body down enough to fall asleep....

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Here's How Damn Hard It Is To Provide Abortion Care In Texas

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2016 | 9:22 AM


On Wednesday, the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments on one of the most important abortion cases in decades, with the potential to fundamentally change the landscape of abortion care in this country.


In question is a controversial Texas law, HB-2, which requires that abortion care...

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