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Trump Has an 'Unconscionable' New Plan to Defund Planned Parenthood

The Trump administration is expected to announce a new rule barring federal funding from going to any organization that provides abortion or abortion referrals, which will defund a litany of life-saving services.
Leila Ettachfini
5.18.18
reproductive health
reproductive health

Millions of American Women Live More Than 100 Miles from an Abortion Clinic

According to a new study, 27 cities in the US qualify as "abortion deserts"—ten of which are located in Texas.
Kimberly Lawson
5.15.18
science of sex
science of sex

Can Lasers Improve Your Sex Life?

There is limited research on the causes and treatments of female sexual dysfunction, but some doctors are now using laser therapy as a new approach to helping women enjoy sex again.
Sirin Kale
2.22.18
ask-hole
ask-hole

Why Your Dreams Get Wild Right Before Your Period

We asked two doctors if your premenstrual dreams actually mean anything, and why they occur.
Kanika Banwait
12.15.17
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

Court to Decide If Woman Imprisoned After Stillbirth Will Go Free

On Wednesday, a court will hear the case of Teodora Vásquez, who has spent the last 10 years in a Salvadorian prison after being convicted of self-inducing an abortion, will have to finish out the remainder of her 30-year sentence.
Kimberly Lawson
12.13.17
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

Tanzania Plans to Arrest Pregnant Girls and Take Them to Court

The regional commissioner in charge of the plan argued that it would make them less likely to have sex.
Sirin Kale
12.13.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

Remembering What Sex Ed Was Like in a Marxist Guerrilla Camp

For FARC soldiers deep in the Colombian jungle, membership of the country's biggest armed group came with surprisingly progressive sexual education—but little reproductive choice.
Sebastián Serrano
María Alejandra Rodríguez
11.24.17
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

GOP Lawmaker Suggests Forced Childbirth Could Help 'Economic Growth'

While arguing that there should be no public funding for abortion care, Wisconsin Republican representative Scott Allen suggested that forcing women to carry pregnancies to term could help grow the labor force.
Kimberly Lawson
11.6.17
politics
politics

Today Is the Last Day to Tell HHS That Life Doesn't 'Begin at Conception'

Advocates explain why the language included in the department’s drafted strategic plan is “fundamentally at odds with a woman’s right to access basic healthcare.”
Kimberly Lawson
10.27.17
abortion
abortion

The Struggles Women Still Face Trying to Get an Abortion in the UK

Fifty years ago this week, the Abortion Act revolutionized abortion access in the UK. But women across the region continue to face obstacles.
Zing Tsjeng
10.27.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

The NYC Teens Teaching the Sex Ed They Never Had

Planned Parenthood of New York City's youth health educators are taking it upon themselves to teach reproductive health to the kids facing inadequate or non-existent sex education.
Leila Ettachfini
10.20.17
Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood

After 101 Years of Fighting for Women's Rights, Planned Parenthood Looks Forward

The non-profit has been relentlessly targeted by the GOP since 2010, but with over a hundred years of championing reproductive rights under their belt, Planned Parenthood has no plans to back down now.
Leila Ettachfini
10.17.17