Last Thursday, the Wisconsin State senate proposed two bills that will work to decrease resources for people of low-income to receive family planning services through Planned Parenthood. In Wisconsin, this means the elimination of about $3 million worth of family planning services to Planned Parenthood clients.
The main myth about giving birth is that birth is painful and dangerous so you have to be drugged and put in the hospital in order to give birth. Wo...
A friend of mine who is traveling in London sent me a text message of a photo she had taken of 12-foot-high, white marble statue of an armless pregnant woman with truncated legs set atop a giant pedestal in Trafalgar Square. The caption read: "Thalidomide?"
It's been a while since that awkward moment in health class when you learned how to put a condom on a banana. Whether you were actually paying attention or too preoccupied chatting with your friends, it's possible you may have missed a thing or two about the proper way to wrap it up.
On Friday night Cinemax aired the season two finale of its gritty period medical drama "The Knick", a show which depicts the infancy of the modern med...
From 1992 to 2001, I did some of the most important - and fun - work of my life: I managed social marketing programs for the nonprofit PSI in Zamb...
Whether it's calling women who exercise their reproductive rights "contract killers" or ignorantly proclaiming condoms as the only form of birth control worth worrying about, women continue to be disrespected, vilified and subject to horrific violence in the name of political debate.
My hope is that sharing these words as widely as possible will give voice to the good people of deep faith across this nation who support the work of Planned Parenthood -- not in spite of their faith, but because of it.
Former president of the American Association for Dental Research, Dr. Robert Genco, calls periodontal disease -- an advanced form of gum disease that affects half of Americans -- a public health concern. "[It] is one of the most prevalent non-communicable chronic diseases in our population."
A population explosion, a drought, and a draining aquifer. Add uncaring leadership, and this is the tragedy of Syria, from which refugees flee into a reluctant Europe, the latest example of how ever more people and extreme weather are creating resource conflicts and refugees worldwide.
Conservative Catholics have a right to their opinions, but many of us in liberal Protestant churches would dispute their contention that we have abandoned key elements of Christian belief and practice.
While isn't important to remember reproductive health is often synonymous with women's health, here's what is missing in that equation: Such statements can unwittingly perpetuate the myth that reproduction belongs more squarely in women's wheelhouse. Men who get involved? Oh, they're just allies.
There is a sordid history to entrapment being used against advocates of reproductive freedom. One hundred years ago, opponents of legal birth control had succeeded in passing laws outlawing all methods to prevent conception, as well as any speech advocating the legalization thereof.
Two weeks ago a variety of experts and patients met to testify to a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel about concerns that the female sterilization device Essure is causing more problems than the FDA or Bayer, the manufacturer of the device, are admitting to.
When will we, as a country, accept that a woman's body is her own? When will we stop policing women's bodies, and start accepting that she is capable of making the decisions for herself?
A few weeks back, I wrote about how conservative author and Grove City College professor Paul Kengor ignored historical context about Margaret Sanger's talk in 1926 to a Ku Klux Klan women's group, as well as cherry-picking the account of the speech in Sanger's autobiography.