by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger This week's health care news was full of mind-bending paradoxes: Prostate health is girly, abstinence-...
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Ninety-nine years ago, International Women's Day was founded to honor the accomplishments of women and to press for equality between men and women. Al...
(AP) NEW YORK - Increased contraceptive use has led to fewer abortions worldwide, but deaths from unsafe abortion remain a severe problem, killing 70,...
What did we get for $1.9 billion? Nothing good. Abstinence-only education has been shown to have no effect on how much teenagers have sex - none.
On February 24, the Spanish senate approved a new law on sexual and reproductive health, which relaxes restrictions on women's access to abortion.
This year International Women's Day coincides with the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic...
As the United States celebrates Black History Month, one enduring challenge we face as a nation is the persistent health disparities between black and...
During this time of displacement, the health and lives of Haiti's women and girls are threatened by severe living conditions, including the virtual absence of reproductive health services.
Ghana provides two keys as to how best to target the continent's scarce resources to maximize impact. First, invest in young people. Second, do this through strong private-public partnerships.
Proponents of a new Arizona reproductive health law claim it helps inform women's abortion decisions. However, this distortion of the informed consent process only hinders access to abortion services.
World Population Day serves as an urgent reminder that, even amidst a global recession and tight budgets, governments must boost investments in global health -- especially the health of mothers.
A Kaiser Family Foundation report documents persistent disparities between white women and women of color in rates of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, AIDS and cancer.
If anti-choice activists are really interested in reducing abortions, then they would be wise to take the statistics into account before pressing forward with further barriers to women's access.
The Guttmacher Institute joins the reproductive health community in expressing our shock and sadness at the murder of Dr. George Tiller, a Kansas phys...
If Latin American policymakers truly want to reduce abortion rates, they must focus their attention on improving knowledge about and access to a wide range of family planning methods.
For first time in eight years, the United States was front and center in advocating an increased global commitment to reproductive health and rights.
These policies not only demonstrate a shocking lack of compassion, they also directly contradict strong evidence that restricting abortion access does not make abortion less common.
Given that the typical women wants two children, she spends only a few years trying to become or being pregnant, but about three decades trying to avoid pregnancy.
Politically, Obama's embrace of the education and prevention agenda long encompassed in the phrase "pro-choice" represents a shift away from abortion politics as usual.
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