Talking openly and honestly with young women about sex, pleasure, and trust not only leads to healthier decision making but allows young women to feel read comfortable with their bodies and their sexual pleasure. Read
Our Bodies, Our Blog
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on religiously affiliated organizations’ objections to the ACA’s contraceptive coverage mandate. Although there is accommodation for groups to opt-out, some organizations still find the process “morally objectionable.” Read
What’s Behind the Increased Numbers of Black Women Dying During Pregnancy and Childbirth in the United States?
New My blogger Amie Newman explores why black women in the United States are dying during pregnancy, childbirth, and the year following childbirth at nearly four times the rate of white women. While poor women are at greater risk of dying than women who have higher incomes, the disparity between black and white women is consistent at all income levels. Read
Josephine Cristobal writes about how Obama’s 2017 proposed budget cuts the last vestiges of federal funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage sex education. Read
About one in a million women who have an early abortion die, while one in 50,000 women who have cosmetic surgery die. Diana Zuckerman asks why states are “protecting” women from one but not the other? Read
Zoe Greenberg looks at anti-abortion activists who are determined to end fetal tissue research, and shows how their efforts risk slowing down research aimed at understanding and eradicating many diseases.
Susan Sered looks at how government advisories for women to delay pregnancy until the Zika virus is eradicated do little to assist the health, well-being, and human rights of women. Read
Last month, the on in Scotland that compares the health of babies born by planned cesarean sections to the health of babies born vaginally or by emergency c-section.
Because Scotland keeps close records that link birth and medical data, the authors were able to track the long-term health of the babies as they grew up. The findings were unexpected:
Surprisingly, the data showed read health problems among babies born by planned C-section than among those delivered by emergency C-section or vaginal … Read