In 2016, Planned Parenthood celebrated its 100th year of existence. In 1916, Margaret Sanger opened the first Planned Parenthood
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."
Prior winners of the HOME Academy Award for health have been Dallas Buyers Club (for AIDS and access to clinical trial drugs
Know that your feelings are real and these feelings only belong to you. Allow yourself to grieve, because even though you
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.
I chose my son because, when the moment came and I had the option, he felt like the only choice to make.
That's great news -- except that very few doctors in the United States recommend the IUD or implant to patients, even though
Among teens ages 15 to 19, pregnancies (about 85 percent of which are unplanned) and births are at their lowest rates ever. The teen pregnancy rate has dropped 51 percent since 1990, and the teen birth rate 57 percent since 1991. But teens' older, unmarried sisters, ages 20 to 29, cannot say the same thing.
Pro-life advocates in Congress recently infected an uncontroversial anti-human trafficking bill that had strong bipartisan support with a contentious amendment that prohibits taypayer-funded abortions. Women's reproductive health should not be the euphemistic football in a match played mostly by and for men in Congress.
The news, delivered by a doctor at a routine appointment, was so startling it took two additional pregnancy tests at home before she believed it.
I fell in love across the Atlantic in a country more beautiful than God himself while four months pregnant with another man's child.
Educators, parents, and condom manufacturers have worked to make safe sex appealing to young people for decades with minimal success - until now. Shadowing Coke's marketing tactic, Poke's "#ShareaCondom" campaign is enjoying similar success while also preventing unplanned pregnancy and STDs.
Years of research show that a baby who was unplanned or unintended is at risk for any number of things including premature birth, low birth weight, and later, doing less well in school than children whose births were planned. The sad thing is that it has never been easier to plan pregnancies.
In McCullen v. Coakley , the plaintiff describes herself as "plump." She is short, and is 77 years old. They try to make it sound as if all protesters are and look like her. But that's not what we see and experience, week after week, in front of our health center.