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Rural Access Matters.

Don’t we all deserve accessible reproductive health services, regardless of economic or social status? Yes, we all do. No one should be refused services or discriminated against because of lack of transportation, financial means or social status. Nevada County does

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February is National Condom Month

by Freddy Zylstra A soldier stands in the damp hallway of Dudley Castle, the mist creeping in through the cracks in the cold stone wall. The year is 1642. He is there to meet a chambermaid working for 6th Baroness

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Facts and Fallacies about the HPV Vaccine

The HPV Vaccine, which guards against Human Papilloma Virus, has been available since June, 2006. Few side effects have been reported;  in fact, according to VAERS (the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) nearly all reactions to the HPV vaccine have

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Summer 2014 VOICES Newsletter

Hot off the digital press is our Summer 2014 VOICES Newsletter.  Click the link to read the latest in local and national Reproductive Rights news. http://bit.ly/814voices Many thanks to our editor and contributors.  We’d love to hear your thoughts!  Let us

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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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