Holy Hormones Journal: Reproductive and contraceptive coercion is alive and well. So much so that a study points out the need for health care providers to address the issue with their patients. I became aware of this issue many years ago in my studies when I found out that a woman was abused; kicked, beaten, Continue Reading …
It should be no wonder then that, during a press conference promoting all of the alleged social and emotional ills that have riddled the country in the 40 years since Roe v. Wade was decided, that an AUL representative argued that abortion should be all together banned so that women can prove that they don’t need it.
The women at the Mulago National Referral Hospital are a small percentage of the estimated 150,000 women who suffer complications from unsafe abortions each year in this landlocked East African nation, where 1,200 women die annually from unsafe abortion attempts, accounting for a quarter of all maternal deaths in the country.
Young women who start using hormonal contraceptives for birth control often stop using condoms, but a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health finds that if they later discontinue using hormonal contraceptives, they tend not to resume using condoms. This leaves them open to both unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).