Posts Tagged ‘Reproductive health’

Indiana Planned Parenthood has 12 adoptions in 6 years, but 5,250 abortions.

But they also do mammograms. Women, don’t forget that.


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US birth rate falls to record low, led by the decline in child-bearing among foreign-born women, according to the The Pew Research Center. The 2011 rate was the lowest since 1920, when such records began.

The study concludes it could be due to several factors. Increased access to contraception for Latino women and the recession 14% among foreign-born women and 23% among Mexican immigrant women in particular.

Among this report’s other major findings:

  • A majority of births to U.S.-born women (66%) in 2010 were to white mothers (although that share was smaller than in 1990, when it was 72%), while the majority of births to foreign-born women (56%) were to Hispanic mothers.
  • Teen mothers account for a higher share of births to U.S.-born women (11% in 2010) than to foreign-born women (5%), in part because of the age profile of immigrants.
  • Mothers ages 35 and older account for a higher share of births to immigrants (21% in 2010) than to the U.S. born (13%). In fact, immigrants accounted for fully 33% of births to women ages 35 and older in 2010.

Last year there were 3.95 million total US births, according to the preliminary data from Pew Research Center.


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Physicians: Birth control pills should be sold without a prescription, no doctor’s exam needed. The nation’s largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists says birth control pills should be sold over the counter, like condoms.

President and CEO of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project states,

I want it between the condoms and pregnancy test kits. I want it there so it’s giving the message: if you’re sexually active, use protection. The comparison isn’t taking the pill or not taking the pill. It’s taking the pill or not taking the pill and risking becoming pregnant.”

Dr. Daniel Grossman, vice chairman for the American College of Obstetricians admits he’s most concerned about the costs that may be associated with over-the-counter oral contraceptives. Although the Affordable Care Act requires coverage of birth control prescriptions, insurance companies may not cover over-the-counter medications.

It’s going to replace a prescription barrier with a cost barrier.”

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health said in a statement,

Over-the-counter access will greatly reduce the systemic barriers, like poverty, immigration status and language, that currently prevent Latinas from regularly accessing birth control and results in higher rates of unintended pregnancy.”

Did you ever look at the pamphlet included in the birth control pills? Inform yourself Birth Control pills education bulletin. 

Or a pill that goes beyond birth control YAZ.

Really, is there a need for a Doctor to explain taking any type of synthetic versions of  hormones side effects that include headache, dizziness, breast tenderness, nausea, breakthrough bleeding, blood cots, decreased libido, mood swings vaginal discharge, urinary tract infection,  skin problems, gum inflammation, severe pain or blurred vision (or loss of sight), speech problems, chest pain or shortness of breath,  abdominal pain,  and aggravate asthma.

Just prevent pregnancy without thinking about it. Your in control.

Global Oral Contraception Availability Map

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