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Contraception news and analysis from The Nation
October 28, 2015
Long-Acting Contraception Makes Teen Pregnancy Rates Plummet. So Why Are Some Women Still Skeptical?
The history of birth control in America is littered with instances of coercion. Reproductive-justice advocates don’t want to see that happen again.
September 21, 2015
The False Compassion of Pope Francis
No, women who get abortions aren’t automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church. But you wouldn’t know that from the pope.
August 18, 2015
Gals, the GOP Wants Your Vote!
Because every party needs some ladies.
July 3, 2015
July 3, 1860: Charlotte Perkins Gilman Is Born
“Every country must sooner or later confront the same alternatives: crowd and starve, fight and die, or limit the population.”
January 22, 2015
On the ‘Roe’ Anniversary, Let’s Remember: How We Talk About Abortion Rights Matters
A new guide for journalists argues that we get an inaccurate picture of reproductive health issues when we use language carelessly.
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November 5, 2014
Congrats, Pro-Lifers, You Won! Now I Have Just a Few Questions for You
What would your abortion compromise look like? What will you do for pregnant women who can’t afford a child? And more.
September 15, 2014
Why Does the Most Effective Birth Control Cost an Entire Month’s Wages?
Long-acting reversible contraceptives could revolutionize reproductive healthcare—if only politicians would get out of the way.
November 26, 2013
Birth Control Coverage: It’s the Misogyny, Stupid
These cases are not about religious freedom or employer
s rights. They
re about misogyny.
July 12, 2007
Sanger vs. Sanger
Demonized for decades by ideological foes on the right and left, the mother of the birth control movement is finally able to speak for herself.