Many Abortion Clinic Workers Nearing Retirement Age, Look To New Generation Of Women To Take Over

March 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Many women who provide abortion counseling and other services at clinics across the U.S. are nearing retirement, raising questions about whether younger women will take their places at the clinics, the New York Times reports. Sally Burgess, chair of the National Abortion Federation and executive director of the

FDA Approves New Female Condom

March 15, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

FDA on Wednesday approved the Female Health Company’s FC2 Female Condom to help prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, the AP/Forbes reports. With the approval, the lower-cost, new version of the female condom now will be available in the U.S. In addition,

N.C. House Committee Passes Bill To Allow Alternative To Abstinence-Only Sex Education

March 15, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

North Carolina’s House Education Committee on Tuesday passed a bill (H.B. 88) that would expand the state’s abstinence-only sex education curriculum for grades seven through nine to allow discussions on contraception, the AP/Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Stanford Medical Students Want To Help Gay Patients Be Comfortably 'Out' In Doctor's Office

March 15, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Every time he goes to a new doctor, Mitchell Lunn faces the question anew: Should he tell his doctor he’s gay? “The question always comes up,” said Lunn, 27, a medical student from North Dakota at the Stanford University School of Medicine. “Do I want to come out or not?” This hesitancy is common with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients when meeting with a doctor for the first time.

Philippines Family Planning Bill Challenges Catholic Influence On Reproductive Health

March 14, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

A “ground-breaking” bill in the Philippines that would provide government-funded family planning services has reached the House floor for debate, a development that supporters of the bill say “shows that the political clout of the Roman Catholic Church is on the wane” in the country, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

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