Monday, June 24, 2013
According to the C.D.C., a woman’s chances of having a baby "decrease rapidly every year after the age of 30." Dr. Anne Steiner says that's an exaggeration, and that while fertility does decline with age, most women who want to conceive in their 30s will be able to. Erin White-Ulvi is a new mom who says that her doctor advised her to start thinking about having children when she was 29-years-old, warning that her fertility would soon be declining.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The Obama administration has conceded its plans to continue blocking the over-the-counter availability of the morning-after pill for girls. Dr. Susan Wood weighs in on the administration's unexpected reversal. She directed the office of Women's Health at the FDA from 2000 until 2005. she resigned in protests of the F.D.A.'s handling of Plan B, the brand name of the so-called morning-after pill.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
See what some readers are saying about the city's pilot program that for the first time offers both hormonal birth control and the Plan B pill to high school students.
Friday, January 06, 2012
In a presentation to the American Association of Law Schools on Thursday, Jeannette Cox, an associate professor at the University of Dayton School of Law, argued that pregnancy comes with physical limitations on par with conditions now protected under a new amendment to the Americans with Disabilities Act. These include the inability to do prolonged lifting, sitting, standing or walking or driving. While some are outraged by the assertion, Cox sees it as a way for women to get more legal protections at their workplace.
Monday, April 25, 2011
We counsel women and young people about questions that, quite frankly, a lot of doctors won't talk to them about...How do we help you plan your family and get the information you need that's not bias, that gives you everything you need to make healthy decision for you and your family? And if we could do more of that in this country and take the politics out of women's health care, we'd have a healthier country, we'd have healthier women and healthier families.
— Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Monday, February 28, 2011
A little over a week ago, in the midst of the heated debates around our nation’s proposed federal budget cuts, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) attracted national attention. After 240 of 241 House Republicans voted to strip Planned Parenthood of government funding, Moore spoke up. But rather than just explain that Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider of reproductive health care, she chose to tell her personal story of growing up as a poor, single, teenage mother. Congresswoman Moore joins us from Wisconsin to talk about her story and her thoughts on reproductive health funding.
Monday, May 03, 2010
In May 1960 the Food and Drug Administration approved 'The Pill' as a legal contraceptive. It was soon marketed as a symbol of freedom and power for American women, who up until then had little power to completely control the way they planned for pregnancy.
It's been fifty years since the Pill touched off feminist debates over sexual freedom and family planning. We talk with feminist writers (and mother and daughter) Erica Jong and Molly Jong-Fast about their personal histories and how the Pill shaped their perception of feminine power.
Monday, February 09, 2009
Thursday, December 11, 2008
— Joel E. Cohen on allocating earth's resources
Wednesday, September 03, 2008