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Contraception is Preventative Care

Before the ACA, 55 percent of woman between 18 and 34 reported struggling with the cost of birth control at some point. By declaring contraceptives preventive care, the ACA guaranteed patients, regardless of their economic status, the ability to shape their own lives. This guarantee is in jeopardy.

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Saving on the Snip

Male sexual and reproductive services available at publicly funded California health clinics are limited, and vasectomies are not covered by many insurance plans.

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Beyond Birthing Babies

Birthing healthy babies begins with healthy people, and a healthy nation requires equity to reach reproductive justice.

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Profile

Marcela Howell

Marcela Howell is president and CEO of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Agenda, a national state partnership of eight Black women’s reproductive justice organizations.

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Trump Shreds LGBT Health Protections

The Trump administration proposed regulations that would complicate LGBT individuals’ access to essential health services, further exacerbating disparities.

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Time for Plan B

It’s more important now than ever that we understand women’s experiences accessing and using birth control, including their use of emergency contraception.

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Minimum Wage as Birth Control

Preventing teen pregnancy requires big picture thinking: policies that address the underlying social and economic problems – the minimum wage being just one of many – are more likely to achieve this goal than policies that focus on narrow targets such as sex education.

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El Salvador: Sex Ed In the Time of Zika

The Zika virus brought attention and resources to El Salvador, but was this enough to overcome the cultural stigmas surrounding sex ed?

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In Search of Sex-Ed

Sexual education remains a topic shrouded in controversy in Lebanon’s patriarchal, male-dominated culture. In response to the alarming lack of sexual and reproductive health knowledge in the Lebanese community, a number of individuals and organizations have been diligently working to provide the public with reliable, comprehensive SRH information.

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