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Take Action: Ban the use of condoms as evidence of prostitution in New York

TweetDespite the fact that condoms are widely held as essential tools in HIV and STI prevention – as well as being a very effective non-prescription method of birth control – just carrying condoms could get you arrested. That’s right: As we’ve covered before, in New York and other places in the United States, condoms are routinely used by the police as [...]
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Unsafe abortions have killed 1 million and injured 100 million in the last two decades

TweetAnd only legalizing abortion — everywhere — will change that. That’s why lawmakers and public health leaders from over 30 countries have released a new declaration calling for the world’s nations to repeal all criminal abortion laws and “make safe, legal abortion universally available and accessible to all women regardless of age, income, or where they live.” [...]
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Remembering Dr. Stephen Levin

TweetSaying someone is a hero and a lifesaver, lauding their invaluable and extraordinary contributions to the world, can often be hyperbole. But in the case of Dr. Stephen Levin (Oct. 16, 1941- February 8, 2012) who fought for his patients’ lives as a physician and activist, and fought for change on both a cellular and a political [...]
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Public health crusaders: Japanese women take the capital

TweetHundreds of Japanese women have been holding a sit in on the steps of the  of the Japanese capital demanding  that their government provide better relief for some 30,000 children exposed to nuclear radiation by the Fukushima meltdown. “Official recovery policy focuses on decontamination rather than protecting the health of those most vulnerable – children [...]
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New study: Life expectancy for women has decreased in parts of U.S.

TweetChange in life expectancy for women in U.S. counties from 1987 to 2007 Go here for a larger version of the map. Red areas indicate counties where life expectancy has decreased. (Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington) That right there is an astounding map. Since basically forever, life expectancy [...]
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