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Saved By An Angel: The Story Of The Gay Uncle Who Rescued His Sister’s Neglected Kids

Gays With Kids | Posted 02.17.2017 | Queer Voices
Gays With Kids

Originally published on Gays With Kids. Written by Erika Prins Simonds Five years ago, when Robert Shutts (see photo above, top right) arrived at the ...

We Already Know How To Safely Reduce Abortion Rates

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.14.2017 | Healthy Living

Based on the rash of recent statewide anti-abortion laws, you’d never guess that the U.S. is winning the fight to reduce unintended pregnancies. Abo...

Few Transgender Teens Opt For Fertility Preservation

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.13.2017 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) – Just a fraction of transgender adolescents who are counseled about infertility risks associated with their treatment will opt to ...

Our Journey To Become A Family

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 02.10.2017 | Parents
Leigh M. Clark

I’ve long dreamed of the day that I could finally write the words “I am someone’s Mom”. I wish I could tell you the whole story of my son’s ...

Progressives Hang Onto Hopes For Ivanka Trump

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Progressives wondering whether President Donald Trump will give any notice to their concerns hold out hope that his daughter Ivanka wil...

Melinda Gates Wrote A Powerful Essay On How Birth Control Empowers Women

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.07.2017 | Women

“Like most women I know, I have used contraceptives for many years.” That’s how business woman and philanthropist Melinda Gates began her recent...

The Fight for Reproductive Justice Continues...But Why?

Leslie Herod | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Leslie Herod

More than one million women (and men) rallied at women’s marches all around the country and the world on the first day of Donald Trump’s presidenc...

How I Answered My Five-Year-Old Son When He Asked Where Babies Come From

Quora | Posted 02.06.2017 | Parents

What did you tell your little kid when he/she asked how he/she was born? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowe...

How Having a Plan Will Set You Free

Jennifer Maynard | Posted 01.31.2017 | Travel
Jennifer Maynard

I get asked all the time what the hardest part of leaving corporate behind to move to Costa Rica and start my business was. For me that answer is simp...

The Cost Of Pro-Life? A Woman's Life

Emma Saloranta | Posted 01.30.2017 | Women
Emma Saloranta

Most people don’t have the time to search for statistics on every issue that hits the news to figure out what is a real grown-up fact and what is an...

Why These Preemie Parents Are Sharing Their NICU Photos

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.24.2017 | Parents

On Sep. 23, 2015, Jourdan and Matt Moore welcomed their twin son and daughter, Jaxson and Cadence. The babies were born four months early and went on ...

Global Youth Want Information about Sex and Family Planning—And a Voice in Their Own Future

Valerie Tarico | Posted 02.20.2017 | Impact
Valerie Tarico

Give us information and supplies, and trust us with our own bodies, says international youth delegation. From as far away as Bangladesh, China, Argent...

Tearjerking Video Shows Mom Feeling Her Babies Kick Inside Her Surrogate

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.19.2017 | Parents

An emotional video from Huggies is showcasing a product that has the power to truly touch parents’ lives. The video features Sharde, a woman who is...

Cecile Richards: 'Women Are Absolutely Not Going Without A Fight'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.10.2017 | Women

In a recent segment on Christiane Amanpour’s CNN show, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards addressed the GOP’s plan to defund the women...

This Is How Much It Costs To Raise A Child In The United States

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 01.10.2017 | Parents

That New Year’s resolution to save more money will definitely come in handy if you’re expecting a baby. The U.S. Department of Agriculture release...

Women No Longer Pay More For Health Care Just For Being Women

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics

This piece is part of a series on Obama’s legacy that The Huffington Post will be publishing over the next week. WASHINGTON ― Before President Ba...

Ellen Pompeo And Husband Chris Ivery Welcome Third Child

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.29.2016 | Entertainment

Congratulations to this happy family! A rep for Ellen Pompeo and her husband, Chris Ivery, confirmed that the couple recently welcomed a third child ...

Many Brazilian Women Are Avoiding Pregnancy Over Zika Fears

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.23.2016 | Healthy Living

LONDON (Reuters) - Brazil should urgently review its reproductive health policies, scientists said on Friday, to support the more than 50 percent of p...

Boy Has The BEST Reaction To Being Adopted After 832 Days In Foster Care

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.22.2016 | Parents

On the day he was adopted, the look on 3-year-old Michael Brown’s face truly said it all. Michael was placed with his third foster family, Tara Mont...

Mom Who's Fostered 70 Children Shares Powerful Post

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.20.2016 | Parents

A mom’s emotional Facebook post is highlighting the importance of foster care. After dropping off her foster child en route to his new home, Rachel ...

Obama Blocks States From Defunding Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― As a parting gift to women, the Obama administration finalized a rule on Wednesday that will prohibit states from defunding Planned Par...

Dear Dems: The Sooner You Get Out Of Shock, The Sooner We Can Get Moving

Michelle Manning Barish | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
Michelle Manning Barish

I know that my liberal friends who remain hopeful are not going to want to hear this, but being popular isn't my goal. I prefer the truth.

When it comes to starting a family, you can't have your cake and eat it too

Fred Silberberg | Posted 11.22.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

A woman is 35 years old. She is unmarried. She wants to have a child. She realizes that her childbearing years are coming to an end relatively soon...

As A Life-Long Republican, I'm With Her

Susan Bevan | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
Susan Bevan

Like so many Republicans, I can no longer stand silent while my Party's Presidential nominee continues his deplorable, and frankly dangerous, outbursts. There can be no more question: Mr. Trump does not embody the values that have made me a lifelong Republican.

It's Not Just for Women, You Know: 5 Ways for Men to Get More Involved in Contraception

Roy Jacobstein | Posted 09.28.2016 | Impact
Roy Jacobstein

It's pretty clear that at a basic level, men are just as involved in the act of conception as women are. But when it comes to who's using contraception, things aren't even close to 50-50.