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2013-08-09 23:03:04

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health announces Solidaridad Awards for exceptional partnership. New York (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 As part of the annual national Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is announcing its honoring of the Guttmacher Institute and the National Council of Jewish Women with the Solidaridad Awards for ongoing support and exceptional partnership in advancing health, dignity, and...

2011-08-25 12:34:37

  A new study published on Wednesday shows that unintended pregnancies are increasingly concentrated among low-income women in the U.S. The study said that unplanned pregnancies have risen in poor women in recent years, all the while pregnancies among wealthier women the same age have dropped. Researchers from the Guttmacher Institute found that unintended pregnancy rate among women with incomes below the federal poverty line jumped by 50 percent between 1994 and 2006. ...

2011-06-29 12:21:27

A national health journal publishes a paper by a team of researchers that is launching a new direction for research into the social stigma surrounding abortion. An international team of researchers says abortion stigma is under researched, under theorized and over emphasized in one category: women who've had abortions. As a result, they're launching a new direction into research that explores the social stigma surrounding abortion. Their invited paper, "Abortion Stigma: A Reconceptualization...

2010-01-26 10:15:00

According to a new report on Tuesday by the Guttmacher Institute, teen pregnancies are on the rise after a decade-long decline. Teen pregnancies rose 3 percent in 2006. The actual figures showed a 4 percent rise in birthrates but also a 1 percent rise in abortions. In the United States, where teens have higher pregnancy, birth and abortion rates, the report showed that that 71 pregnancies occurred for every 1,000 teenage girls between the ages of 15 and 19. Pregnancy rates were down for...

2009-10-14 07:40:00

A global report said on Tuesday that increased use of contraceptives has pushed global abortion rates down, but unsafe abortions kill 70,000 women every year, while seriously harming millions more. The report by the Guttmacher Institute said the number of abortions fell from an estimated 45.5 million in 1995 to 41.6 million in 2003. However, the study, which surveyed 197 countries, showed almost 20 million unsafe abortions took place, mostly in poorer countries often carried out by women...

2009-09-24 12:55:00

The recession is impacting how many American women feel about giving birth during a troubled economy, according to a new survey. Researchers with the Alan Guttmacher Institute surveyed nearly 1,000 sexually active women of low and middle incomes. They found that nearly half of women surveyed said they would delay pregnancy or limit the number of children they have during the recession. Additionally, many women told researchers they would be cutting spending on birth control by using a...

2009-02-24 13:53:55

The national family planning program prevents nearly 2 million unintended pregnancies each year, therefore avoiding 860,000 unintended births, 810,000 abortions and 270,000 miscarriages, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute. Additionally, without publicly funded family planning services, the US abortion rate would be almost two-thirds higher than it currently is, according to the report released on Tuesday. "The national family planning program is smart government at its...

2006-12-21 18:01:01

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "First, let's set the record straight," said Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League. "I was born in 1943 and grew up with the generations that a new Guttmacher 'study' claims were having premarital sex at a 95 percent rate. It just didn't happen. It is a lie." In a recent news release, Guttmacher trumpeted its researcher's claim that "premarital sex is nearly universal among Americans, and has been for decades" and referred to...

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