Browsing All posts tagged under »Pregnancy«

The personhood debate and the science of fertility and IVF

May 23, 2012


Slate, May 23, 2012 by Belle Boggs During our Two Week Waits, my husband and I often take walks to the river near our house. Among couples trying to conceive (or TTC, as it’s known among people who have been trying for a while), the Two Week Wait is the wait between ovulation and a […]

Half of U.S. Counties Have No Ob-Gyn: Study

May 8, 2012


Women’s Health, May 8, 2012 by Maureen Salamon But expert notes this may not always mean there is no access to care. Nearly half of the counties in the United States lack a single obstetrician-gynecologist, a situation that may worsen as medical school graduates gravitate toward metropolitan areas, a new study indicates. More than 9.5 […]

More Teenagers Use ‘Highly Effective Contraception’

May 3, 2012


New York Times, May 3, 2012 by KJ DELL’ANTONIA Teen pregnancy rates are at a 30-year-low (and births to teenage mothers are down as well, to 34.3 births per 1,000 girls 15 to 19 years old in 2010, the lowest rate since the government began keeping track in 1940). Today, the Centers for Disease Control […]

Teen Pregnancies Highest In States With Abstinence-Only Policies

April 10, 2012


Think Progress, April 10, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle The number of teen births in the U.S. dropped again in 2010, according to a government report, with nearly every state seeing a decrease. Nationally, the rate fell 9 percent to about 34 per 1,000 girls ages 15 through 19, and the drop was seen among […]

A life without contraception

April 4, 2012

0, April 4, 2012 by Dr. Jen Gunter My mother was raised in poverty of Dickensian proportions. Crowded public housing, never enough money for coal, and always hungry. One sister spent much of her youth in a tuberculosis sanatorium. During the war the major source of income was selling ration coupons on the black market […]

The Daily Show: The Vulgar Games

March 25, 2012


The Daily Show, March 13, 2012 Click the link to play. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c The Vulgar Games – Republican Policy Routine Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on Facebook

Over My Dead Body (Literally)

March 23, 2012


Huffington Post, March 23, 2012 by Nancy Cronk Republicans have declared a war on women, attempting to take away their right to make their own health care decisions, including the use of contraception for family planning and medical reasons. They’ve also introduced hundreds of bills into state legislatures across the country which attempt to introduce […]

Pregnancy Prevention and the Taxpayer

March 5, 2012


New York Times, March 5, 2012 by Motoko Rich Between the flap at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the squall about the Obama administration’s directive that health insurance plans cover the cost of birth control, contraception is shaping up as one of the year’s biggest political land mines. A new paper makes […]