In fact, even today the largest percentage (41 percent) of Planned Parenthood's budget is spent on testing and treating STIs
Here is what I learned on that morning three years ago. It's what every woman learns when she gives birth or signs those adoption papers or gets that custody. This is the secret, at once the most obvious and hidden: motherhood looks better from the inside.
I fully believe in soul mates, and I believe that when you find the right person it will work out somehow, someway. You will fight for what you really want, and some of these teaching tools come disguised as issues. Don't feel ashamed if you also find yourself taking a different road than your parents had hoped.
"I feel like I should feel weirder."
___________________ I will give out my award for the best health-related movie, and the reasons for the choice, just before
Many birth mothers highly recommend writing as part of the adoption process. For example, as you are deciding what's best
Here's what I remember: the dingy office, the beige carpeting, the glasses my nurse wore, and sitting in a plastic chair while she confirmed my fears. She was very kind. She spoke to me quietly and patiently while I shook uncontrollably and accepted my fate.
The current sexual and reproductive prevention methods have significantly improved the health and well-being of women and their families. But this is not enough.
Adoption can be a joyous and beautiful process that creates love and family. However, with every adoption and every union, there is also loss, a biological parent being separated from their child. Even if a birthparent is happy with her choice of adoption, there is still a grieving process.
I wasn't ready. I did not plan to get pregnant. I was completely uncertain of everything about my future -- my relationship was new, my "career path" took a temporary detour, and my finances were basically nonexistent and nowhere near in order.