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2014-01-07 16:25:44

U.S. overall receives "C-" second year in a row Only 17 states receive "B-"or higher; 13 states receive failing grade Detailed reports and releases on each state at http://populationinstitute.org/reportcard/ WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Population Institute today released its second annual report card on reproductive health and rights in the U.S., and the results were not encouraging. Thirteen states receive a failing grade, and the U.S. as a whole received a...

2013-11-22 23:23:31

DKT Pakistan launches DHANAK, a nationwide communication program, to help train family planning and reproductive health providers on positive benefits of family planning services and their effectiveness. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 On the first anniversary of its initial sales of contraceptive products and family planning services, DKT Pakistan has begun a major effort to announce the launch of its DHANAK social franchising program for counseling Pakistani couples on...

2013-11-04 16:33:47

Research will highlight development of new contraceptive technologies, strategies for expanding access to family planning, and efforts to promote gender equity The Population Council, an international organization that conducts research to address critical health and development issues, will present findings from more than 40 studies at the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (November 12-15, 2013). Notable presentations will focus on the positive impact...

2013-09-09 23:04:07

Today, the United Nations Foundation and Planned Parenthood Federation of America are honoring the life and legacy of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg with the third annual International Family Planning Hero Award. (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Women in the U.S. and around the world lost an unwavering champion back in June. Today, the United Nations Foundation and Planned Parenthood Federation of America are honoring the life and legacy of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg with the third...

2012-12-11 05:01:47

Researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Business included the natural family planning method CycleBeads® in a series of case studies developed to explore the challenges of commercializing health-innovations in the global market place. (PRWEB) December 10, 2012 Researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Business included the natural family planning method CycleBeads® in a series of case studies developed to explore the challenges of commercializing health-innovations in...

2012-10-05 23:02:54

Cycle Technologies, distributor of the unique family planning method CycleBeads®, recently released new survey results that asked women if they used CycleBeads to plan or prevent pregnancy. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 05, 2012 Cycle Technologies, distributor of the unique family planning method CycleBeads®, recently released new survey results that asked women if they used CycleBeads to plan or prevent pregnancy, and if they used it to prevent pregnancy, to provide reasons. The...

Free Birth Control Reduces Abortion Rates, But May Lead To More Sex
2012-10-05 11:05:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published online in Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that abortions and unplanned pregnancies have dramatically dropped after adult and teenage women were offered birth control at no cost. Women and girls were also more likely to choose IUDs or contraceptive implants when cost was not an issue. Providing free birth control options substantially reduced the number of unplanned pregnancies and abortion rates by 62 to 78...

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2012-03-12 16:18:21

The U.S. Health and Human Services said on Friday that the federal government plans to withdraw funding for a Texas program the provides over 100,000 women with birth control who are unable to afford it. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the agency is pulling the funding out because Texas does not divvy up the money to Planned Parenthood clinics. Texas Governor Rick Perry called the decision an "egregious federal overreach" after it was announced. Perry said...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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