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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

Brenda’s Got A Baby

In 2013, the United States had the highest rate of teen births of all developed countries, with 274,641 girls aged 15-19 giving birth in that year alone. Only 38% of women who have a child before 18 years of age finish high school, and the children [...]

November 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Politicians Play Doctor in Texas

In Texas, as in all other states, a person who is unable to make his or her own medical decisions has the right to an advance directive (AD) for restricting medical treatment; that is, unless that person is pregnant. A pregnant woman in Texas loses [...]

November 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

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