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Lives are Literally at Stake

In the United States, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. One in eight women will be diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40,000 women die from breast [...]

April 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

ACA Contraception Mandate is a Success

One of the most impactful aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on public health is the mandate that insurers cover all contraceptive methods. The mandate predictably caused push-back from faith-based corporations, but there has been little [...]

September 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Protecting Babies and Women’s Rights

Does protecting abortion rights paradoxically lower infant mortality rates? A new study from Health Affairs examined trends in US infant death rates between1960–1980, and though the hypothesis is provocative, the study’s level of evidence is [...]

April 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Is sex safer?

Emergency contraception (EC) is a safe, moderately effective option to prevent an unintended pregnancy. It is one of the FDA-approved, family planning options that health insurance plans are required to cover without any copayment through the [...]

January 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

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