More and more, we live in a world where the religious beliefs of those who want to refuse health care services trump the rights of patients who deserve and need those services. This is untenable. The time has come to return the focus to patients.
As the mother and stepmother of four young adults, I'm writing to thank you for the impact you have had on my children's generation.
He's a reproductive physiologist who has been teaching about, and doing research on, birth control in his predominately Catholic country of Chile since the early 1960s, at some peril to his career. His name is Horacio Croxatto.
A recently published study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reads like a grim Choose Your Own Adventure tale of global population dynamics. What if the next pandemic wiped out 2 billion people?
I have allowed my daughter to go on dates with him as long as she checks in with me so I know their whereabouts and that she gets home by curfew. I've asked my daughter what she means when she says she is in love and she just says that she really really is crazy about this boy
The authors argue that reducing projected population growth rates, by itself, would not have an immediate impact on environmental threats like climate change. In a broad sense that's true, but it is sort of like saying that "Reducing fossil fuel emissions is not a quick fix for climate change."
Less than a century ago, in 1920, Tennessee lawmakers ratified the 19th Amendment that allowed American women the right to vote in federal elections. The current drive by Republicans and corporate allies to uproot safeguards for privacy and women's rights undermines that legacy.
In all likelihood, the Vatican's position on contraception will evolve slowly, but if the Church suddenly shifts its position on birth control, it will be interesting to see how it would affect the ongoing legal challenges to federally mandated coverage of contraception by employers.
The public shame her mother experienced is not as severe these days for young women in similar circumstances. Nor should it be, says Arroyo. But, she notes, Latinos are just as concerned as other Americans that too many young people are having babies too early.
With 70 percent of maternal and child deaths now concentrated in just 15 countries, health investments that include sanitation, education, contraception, infrastructure and women's incomes can potentially double their impact on lives saved.
An advertisement produced by senatorial candidate Cory Gardner refers to the "American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists" as a backer of his proposal to sell contraception over-the-counter. But this group apparently does not exist.
Fox 31 political reporter Eli Stokols tried hard last week to extract an explanation from senatorial candidate Cory Gardner for his decision to withd...
The obvious reason for celebrating modern contraceptives is that they allow us to have children by choice, rather than by chance. They minimize, in other words, the chances of an unintended or unwanted pregnancy.
As the governments of the world convene this week to discuss them, they need to look at the evidence. But they also need to listen to the voices of the millions of girls and women around the world for whom access to contraception and safe abortion is integral to their survival, to their health and to their well-being.
Years of research show that a baby who was unplanned or unintended is at risk for any number of things including premature birth, low birth weight, and later, doing less well in school than children whose births were planned. The sad thing is that it has never been easier to plan pregnancies.
Beatrice Akoth had never wanted or planned to have nine children, but she had no choice. Although the idea is incomprehensible for many of us, Beatrice, like millions of other women and girls, had no access to contraception when she desperately needed it.