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Rape Culture in the U.S. – Causes and Solutions for an Epidemic Problem

‘Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it. Took her home and I enjoyed that, she aint’ even know it’. ~ Rapper Rick Ross, in ‘You Ain’t Even Know It’ (‘molly’ refers to MDMA, or Ecstasy)  

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Why our Community Needs The Clinic! and Women’s Health Specialists

An unsuspecting woman suddenly in need of assistance with an unplanned pregnancy, birth control, or facts about her reproductive health may look to a local clinic for help.  It is likely to be the first time she has consulted with

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The History of Citizens for Choice in our Community

We’ve reached a milestone. The small group of women who envisioned greater access to reproductive health care and unbiased, informative planning in 1989 knew something had to be done in our community. We were too small and rural to warrant

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How Men’s Attitudes About Sex, Affection and Their Bodies Affect Their Health

Men, affection, and sex. The subject could fill volumes, if only they would talk about it – openly and honestly. They are taught from a very young age to pursue sexual encounters. Pre-adolescent boys are often exposed early to thinking

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The Muslim Brotherhood’s Treatment of Women in 2013

Not long ago in Cairo, ironically on Egypt’s National Women’s Day, a young Egyptian woman, Mervat Moussa, was slapped to the ground by a member of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood.  What had she done to inspire such hatred and violence?

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Are Being Pro-Choice and Embracing Religion Mutually Exclusive?

The noise is deafening.  Anti-abortion rallies are often appropriated by conservative religious groups who claim to have a direct line to God.  Religion has become almost synonymous with being anti-choice.  But is this actually the case?  Is it written anywhere

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The New Pope and the Women’s Movement

‘The fact that I was a girl never damaged my ambitions to be a pope or an emperor’ Willa Cather, 1873-1947   Are Pope Francis and the Women’s Movement Compatible? How will the new Pope, formerly Cardinal  Jorge Mario Bergoglio,

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Re-Defining Family in Our Society

‘The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.’                                                                                                Richard Bach, Illusions   Re-Defining Family in Our Society Contrary to the stubborn beliefs of many ultra-conservatives in our

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Why Take Care of Your Reproductive Health?

Regular reproductive health care checkups save lives.  A yearly exam can yield valuable information about your reproductive health, and includes screening for cervical cancer, breast exams, and pelvic exams for women and testicular cancer screening for men.  According to the

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Sex Education – A Powerful Weapon in Ensuring Health and Safety

  Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.    Nelson Mandela   This statement could not be truer when applied to education about our reproductive health.  The issue of sex education in schools

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