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What Women Really Want for Valentine's Day

(22) Comments | Posted February 13, 2012 | 9:30 AM

Valentine's Day has long celebrated love with caring notes, decadent chocolates and romantic arrangements of flowers. But this Valentine's Day, perhaps it's time to celebrate with a gift many of the world's women desperately want and need: reproductive health.

According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),...

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Earth Hour? Why Not "Earth Until-We-Figure-This-Out?"

(3) Comments | Posted March 30, 2009 | 2:41 PM

First, a confession: I didn't observe Earth Hour on March 28.

Frankly, my wife and I forgot about it. All but two of our houselights were indeed off -- as they always are when we go out for the evening. But we left a lamp and porch light...

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Surging Vasectomies Signal Record Births are History

(7) Comments | Posted March 26, 2009 | 5:43 PM

Americans registered record births in 2007, but starting in a few months the market for storks is likely to head in the same direction as the market for stocks: down.

The Cleveland Clinic reports a 50-percent increase in vasectomies, and many of the soon-to-be-sterile men are telling their...

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Why Care About Projected U.S. Ethnicity and Age?

(6) Comments | Posted August 14, 2008 | 7:42 PM

Someone remind me: Why should I care what the ethnic makeup of the United States might be in 2050? Or the median age?

The U.S. Census Bureau finds it newsworthy that its just-released projection of U.S. population shows that Americans will be "more racially diverse and much older by mid-century."...

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40 Years Later, an "Infallible" Ban on Modern Birth Control

(4) Comments | Posted July 24, 2008 | 11:14 PM

The pill, the pill,
I'm pining for the pill.
I'll never have any more
Because they're going to bless the pill.

That's the chorus of a song Scottish folksinger Matt McGinn wrote in 1968 after meeting a mother of 22 who wanted to try the pill. That...

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