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Unintended Pregnancies

'I Was Taught That If You Use Birth Control, You Can Get Cancer'

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women

Misinformation may be to blame for some of the unplanned pregnancies in this country. Gloria Malone, a former teen mom, joined HuffPost Live's Nancy R...

Hurray, I Am Pregnant! Oh Wait, What About the Planet?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 11.14.2013 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

Our little where-will-the-baby-sleep quandary made me think about a much larger and more intractable problem: overpopulation and our family's small contribution to it. There are more than 7 billion people on Earth today, with another 375,000 born every day.

First Important Steps

Joan Malin | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York
Joan Malin

This week is National Sex Ed Week, and for the first time in 20 years, we're celebrating it knowing New York City will now require sex education to be taught in schools.

Just Say 'Yes' to Access for Women's Reproductive Health, Contraception

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.15.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Moves to increase access to preventative services are just common sense, including in the area of contraception.

Laura Bassett

Unintended Pregnancies Cost Taxpayers $11 Billion A Year: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

During a recent debate over a bill that would make it necessary for women to buy separate, abortion-only insurance policies to cover the expensive pro...

Choices: 2011 and Beyond

Sarah Buttenwieser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Buttenwieser

When I think about adoption, I imagine it's changed -- opened up -- in part because legal abortion exists. Adoption can be a more freely chosen option than it was during those back alley days.

A Question of Values: The Real Abortion Debate

June Carbone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
June Carbone

Abortion, as we know from the health care debate, is about having the right values. Contraception is about women's real needs. It is time we change the subject back.

The Power of the Pill

June Carbone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
June Carbone

The irony of Stupak's efforts to hold the legislation hostage is that his proposals are unlikely to effect a single pregnancy , while the health care bill he tried to derail, by enhancing contraceptive access, could prevent dramatically more.

Feminomics: Red v. Blue Family Paradigms

June Carbone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
June Carbone

The areas of the country that have embraced the new "blue" model of family life have seen teen birth and divorce rates plummet. In contrast, "red" marriage promotion, which tries to control sex rather than childbearing, is a proven failure.

How to Win a Culture War

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Want to know how to win a culture war? Don't fight one.

A Sexologist's "Ideal" Healthcare Plan

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Let's not forget that "yes we can" applies to realizing a sexually healthy tomorrow.

The Call for Common Ground on Abortion

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

In a never before attempted event, the Obama administration merged dozens of leaders from the pro-choice and pro-life movements onto one conference call line and, wisely, muted us.

Surging Vasectomies Signal Record Births are History

Robert Engelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Engelman

There has been a reported 50-percent increase in vasectomies, and many of the soon-to-be-sterile men are telling their doctors the economy made them do it.

Unearthing Common Ground: Why Reducing Abortions is Not the Goal

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Debra Haffner

The call to reduce unintended pregnancies is the right one. What we must focus on now are the means: sex education (not abstinence-only) and universal access to contraceptive services.

A New Conversation on Abortion

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Life is precious. John McCain believes that, Barack Obama believes that, Sarah Palin believes that, and so does Joe Biden. In fact, I'm not sure I have ever met a person who believes otherwise.