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  • IUDs urged for sexually active teens
    IUDs urged for sexually active teens
    The American Academy of pediatrics is now urging sexually active teenage girls to use long-acting birth control methods such as IUDs (intrauterine devices) or hormonal implants in addition to condoms to both protect them from unwanted pregnancies...
  • Tuesday: Film at Studio 35 on the fight for reproductive rights in Guatemala
    Tuesday: Film at Studio 35 on the fight for reproductive rights in Guatemala
    The documentary Blessed Fruit of the Womb tells the story of two women's struggle for reproductive rights in Guatemala, a country that has the highest fertility rate in Latin America, is gripped by staggering poverty, and has one of the...
  • Outside the Supreme Court on June 30, 2014.
    Hobby Lobby answering to a higher power
    On Monday, June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down yet another momentous ruling in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores. In a 5-4 decision, the court upheld the principal of religious freedom as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the...
  • Birth Control Ban Poll
    Birth control ban poll: Majority oppose birth control ban, Supreme Court to rule
    A birth control ban poll is revealing, on the day that the Supreme Court is set to make a decision on contraceptives, that the majority of Americans oppose letting their employers exclude certain contraceptives from insurance plans.A Reuters/Ipsos...
  • Young teen births
    25 percent of teen moms are aged 15-17, CDC reports
    The birth rate among teenagers has been steadily declining since 1991, but teenaged motherhood remains a problem nationwide with nearly 1,700 births each week borne by school- aged teens. These are the findings of the Centers for Disease Control...
  • Signups for Obamacare go through the roof
    No April fool joke Court rules faith-based employers not exempt from Obamacare
    It is no April Fool's Day joke, Obamacare actually pulled it off getting Americans to sign up for health insurance through the federal government. As it was reported in MSN News by the Associated Press, over 6 million people signed up for...
  • Jesus faceplam
    What do you bet the court will decide contraceptives this way?
    American standard health insurance plans will contain contraceptive and abortion services.If individuals don’t want to use them, they don’t have to, but the overall cost will contain them just the same.Separation between church and...
  • Vets to inject Wild West dogs for birth control
    Vets to inject Wild West dogs for birth control
    Veterinarians plan to catch and inject 300 wild dogs with a contraceptive vaccine to control canine overpopulation in poverty-stricken regions of the American West.The program will administered jointly by the United States Department of...
  • Sandra Fluke back at the bottom
    Sandra Fluke just lost her relevance (Video)
    It seems that Sandra Fluke’s fifteen minutes of fame just ran out. As a surrogate for Obama, her recent crowd turnout numbers have to be, well, the worst on record for any presidential campaign this late in the game.And with her, hopefully,...
  • Illinois court rules that pharmacies don't have to dispense 'morning after' pill
    Illinois court rules that pharmacies don't have to dispense 'morning after' pill
    On Sept.21, 2012, an Illinois appellate court declared that the state of Illinois cannot make pharmacists sell emergency contraceptives if they have a religious opposition to it. These contraceptives are also called "morning after pills"...
  • Contraceptive Options
    Test your contraceptive "I.Q."
    What is your “contraceptive (protection) I.Q.”? Or even your contraceptive preference?Chances are if you are under 13 years old your knowledge of protection against pregnancy and STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) is slim to none....
  • ADHD drug prescriptions to US children on the rise
    ADHD drug prescriptions to US children on the rise
    According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 5.3% of county children aged three to 17 have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Unfortunately, however, that percentage is on the increase....
  • Big decline seen in teen pregnancy rates
    Big decline seen in teen pregnancy rates
    The number of births by teens is at an all time low report federal health officials. Teens in Michigan, as well as across the nation, are apparently getting the message on teen pregnancy – they are either practicing safe sex by using...
  • Kathleen Sebelius
    Stories of contrast: Constitutional crises and congressional courage
    If you have been keeping up with recent events both at the national and state level, Iowa that is, there have been a series of constitutional events that have got to make you start asking the question: What is becoming of us as a nation and a...
  • Fluke testifying before congress
    Limbaugh apologizes to Fluke: sort of
    In a combative statement published on his website today, Rush Limbaugh apologized to Sandra Fluke, whom he had earlier called a "slut" and a "prostitute".Fluke, a law student at Georgetown University, had been attacked by...