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First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Forum on Cross-Border Surrogacy, Adoption Attracts Scholars, Human Rights Activists and Policymakers

Marcy Darnovsky of the Center for Genetics and Society and OBOS’s Sally Whelan recently attended a conference on international adoption and surrogacy in the Netherlands. This post has been reprinted with permission from CGS. by Marcy Darnovsky In ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

FDA Approves One-Size-Fits-Most Diaphragm

A newly designed diaphragm  cleared for sale in the United States could increase the appeal of this barrier method of contraception. The SILCS diaphragm  – now called the Caya Contoured Diaphragm — was recently approved by the FDA . The silicone, ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Real Tips About Sexual Assault Everyone Can Use

by Susan Sered The new academic year has started, and once again students are attending seminars on staying safe on campus. These orientation workshops typically focus on  tips  for how young women can protect themselves — such as be aware and stay ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Why Net Neutrality Matters to You

When you want information on reproductive health and sexuality, it’s important to know that you can access Our Bodies Ourselves’s evidence-based information online just as easily as competing information from drug companies and anti-abortion organizations. ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Hobby Lobby Fallout: The Government Wants Your Comments on Employer Coverage of Contraception

In the wake of this summer’s Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision , which allowed for closely held corporations to refuse, based on religious objections, to provide contraceptive coverage as part of their employee’s health insurance, there is now the ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Why Healthy Premenopausal Women Do Not Need Bone Density Scans

Ads that promote products to prevent or treat osteoporosis are all too commonplace, causing many premenopausal women to believe they need to undergo screening as the first step toward protecting their bone health. Next time you encounter one of these ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

So You Want to Be a Birth Doula?

by Christine Morton, Ph.D, and Elayne Clift, M.A. Many women describe their reaction to learning about the role of birth (or labor) doulas – to provide physical, emotional and informational support to women before and during childbirth – as the ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Which Approach to Breast Cancer is Right for You?

In medicine, the care that’s available — even when it seems like it should help — doesn’t always turn out to have any real benefit. From  early-and-often mammograms  to  DES for preventing miscarriages , the history of women’s health is full of interventions ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Bringing Transparency to Cross-Border Surrogacy

by Elayne Clift Following multiple miscarriages, a U.S. couple considers in vitro fertilization (IVF), adoption and surrogacy options. They finally decide to employ a surrogate to bear their baby in India. They meet with the agency and the selected ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Mass. Governor Signs Abortion Clinic Access Bill into Law

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick today signed into a law a bill to protect access to health clinics where abortions are performed. “I am incredibly proud to sign legislation that continues Massachusetts leadership in ensuring that women seeking to ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Do Healthy Women Need Annual Pelvic Exams?

More than 60 million pelvic exams are performed each year, but a new guideline from the American College of Physicians suggests that for most healthy women, they’re not needed. The guideline is based on a 2013 systematic review conducted by the ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Want More Quality Reporting on Abortion Rights? Partner With Clinic Stories

If you’re a regular reader of U.S. news on reproductive rights, you’ve likely read stories by Robin Marty . A freelance writer and activist, Robin is co-author of “ Crow After Roe: How ‘Separate But Equal’ Has Become the New Standard in Women’s Health ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jul 14 2014]

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Forum on Cross-Border Surrogacy, Adoption Attra... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Sep 18 2014]
FDA Approves One-Size-Fits-Most Diaphragm [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Sep 17 2014]
Real Tips About Sexual Assault Everyone Can Use [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Sep 12 2014]
Why Net Neutrality Matters to You [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Sep 09 2014]
Hobby Lobby Fallout: The Government Wants Your ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Sep 04 2014]
Why Healthy Premenopausal Women Do Not Need Bon... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Aug 29 2014]
So You Want to Be a Birth Doula? [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Aug 26 2014]
Which Approach to Breast Cancer is Right for You? [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Aug 15 2014]
Bringing Transparency to Cross-Border Surrogacy [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Aug 05 2014]
Mass. Governor Signs Abortion Clinic Access Bil... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jul 30 2014]
Do Healthy Women Need Annual Pelvic Exams? [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jul 24 2014]
Want More Quality Reporting on Abortion Rights?... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jul 14 2014]
Are Breast Implants “Absolutely Safe”? OBOS Kee... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jul 11 2014]
Collective Outrage: Commentary on This Week’s S... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jul 02 2014]
Lancet Series Puts Focus on Midwifery Care [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 30 2014]
Creating a Space for (Talking About) Breastfeed... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 24 2014]
In Memory of Doris Haire [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 16 2014]
Reproductive Justice Concerns Surround Long-Act... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 13 2014]
Center for Genetics and Society and Our Bodies ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 11 2014]
CDC and Consumer Reports Track Cesarean Birth R... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 11 2014]
Ibis Launches New Site for Teens with Epilepsy [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 06 2014]
Rally Against Sexual Violence in Nepal Draws Th... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Jun 04 2014]
When Did Women’s Health Become a Divisive Polit... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - May 29 2014]
OBOS’s History is the History of the Women’s Li... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - May 11 2014]
OBOS’s History is the History of the Women’s Li... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - May 08 2014]
Smoke and Mirrors and Women, Oh My [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Apr 03 2014]
Why Contraception is a Health Issue for Everyone [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Mar 28 2014]
Experts Discuss Women’s Health Movement and Hea... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Mar 18 2014]
Teen Voices Magazine is Back, Improving the Wor... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Mar 12 2014]
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Forum on Cross-Border Surrogacy, Adoption Attra... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Sep 18 2014]
Marcy Darnovsky of the Center for Genetics and Society and OBOS’s Sally Whelan recently attended a conference on international adoption and surrogacy in the Netherlands. This post has been reprinted with permission from CGS. by Marcy Darnovsky In ...
FDA Approves One-Size-Fits-Most Diaphragm [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Sep 17 2014]
A newly designed diaphragm  cleared for sale in the United States could increase the appeal of this barrier method of contraception. The SILCS diaphragm  – now called the Caya Contoured Diaphragm — was recently approved by the FDA . The silicone, ...
Real Tips About Sexual Assault Everyone Can Use [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Sep 12 2014]
by Susan Sered The new academic year has started, and once again students are attending seminars on staying safe on campus. These orientation workshops typically focus on  tips  for how young women can protect themselves — such as be aware and stay ...
Why Net Neutrality Matters to You [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Sep 09 2014]
When you want information on reproductive health and sexuality, it’s important to know that you can access Our Bodies Ourselves’s evidence-based information online just as easily as competing information from drug companies and anti-abortion organizations. ...
Hobby Lobby Fallout: The Government Wants Your ... [Published Our Bodies Our Blog - Sep 04 2014]
In the wake of this summer’s Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision , which allowed for closely held corporations to refuse, based on religious objections, to provide contraceptive coverage as part of their employee’s health insurance, there is now the ...
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