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US abortion rate falls to lowest point in 40 years

The number of abortions performed in the United States has dropped to the lowest level in 40 years, a study said Monday, pointing to more contraception use rather than increased restrictions on access to the procedure. In 2011, an estimated 16.9 abortions were carried out per 1,000 women aged between…

Video explains why contraception is good for women and good for society

In the video embedded below, the Guttmacher institute — a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of women’s reproductive health — explained succinctly why family planning is now more important than ever. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. women can now have access to reliable…

Researchers debunk study linking abortions to mental health issues

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and The Guttmacher Institute debunked a 2009 study in the Journal of Psychiatric Research linking abortions to mental health issues. In a press release Monday morning, the editor of the journal agreed with the new analysis that found fundamental analytical errors…

Contraceptive use drives teen pregnancy rate to 30-year low: study

The use of and easy access to contraceptives is being seen as the cause of numbers published this week by the Guttmacher Institute, showing that the U.S. teen pregnancy rate has hit a 30-year low. The study found that in 2008, just 67.8 per every 1,000 women between the ages…

Unplanned pregnancies rising among poor U.S. women: study

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Unintended pregnancies, which make up nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States, are increasingly concentrated among low-income women, a study showed on Wednesday. Unplanned pregnancies have skyrocketed among poor women in recent years even as such pregnancies among their affluent peers have dropped, according to…

Democratic lawmakers reintroduce Access to Birth Control Act

Two Democratic lawmakers have reintroduced a bill that would prevent pharmacies from denying birth control based on religious beliefs. Sen Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) Tuesday introduced the Access to Birth Control (ABC) Act in the House and Senate, a week after the Institute of Medicine…

I tripped and fell and whoops was a mother

The beauty of blogging is when you get a chance to make those connections that you’d otherwise forget right after they occur to you. Just such a connection happened for me this week. On this week’s podcast (listen today! subscribe!), I interviewed Sharon Camp, the CEO of the Guttmacher Institute,…

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