Tag Archives: reproductive health

Why young women are still relying on partners to “pull out”

TweetAs ThinkProgress reports, new research has found that a third of young women are still relying on the “withdrawal method” to prevent pregnancy. As those of us lucky enough to have benefited from a more comprehensive sex education probably know, this method is far from reliable as a form of birth control. According to the [...]
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Chart(s) of the day: Americans consistently support abortion rights, but attitudes vary by region

TweetIf you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you might have the impression that everyone and their mama, no pun intended, wants to slash abortion rights. Not true, according to recent data collected by the Pew Research Center. In fact, according to a national survey conducted July17-21 among 1,480 adults (that’s sound methodology, folks!), over [...]
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Coverage of reproductive rights features almost no reproductive health experts

TweetOn cable news, coverage of the Texas abortion restrictions has been light on medical experts. Via Media Matters: I think there’s something to be said for including political commentators in conversations about an issue that is so clearly political. I’m also grateful when advocates for reproductive justice are given a place at the table, since, [...]
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Senator Frank Lautenberg, champion for reproductive health, dead at 89

TweetSenator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) died early this morning at the age of 89. Think Progress has compiled a great list of ten of the World War II vet’s progressive triumphs. Some of his distinctly feminist achievements included: 4. Wrote the domestic violence gun ban to protect women and children by keeping spousal and child abusers [...]
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Breaking: SCOTUS declines to hear defense of Indiana’s anti-Planned Parenthood law

TweetThe Indiana government really, really wants to defund Planned Parenthood, but the U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear its appeal of a lower court’s ruling that the state really, really can’t do that. The LA Times reports: Without comment, the justices turned away Indiana’s defense of a 2011 law that would ban all Medicaid funds to [...]
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