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Contraception and Abortion

A 2018 study from the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research organization, examined the use of contraception by women who had abortions between 2000 and 2014. Using data from the Abortion Patient Surveys, assessments administered to...

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Avoid the "What Could I Have Done Differently?" Feeling

      At the Abstinence Clearinghouse, we have often heard that "clients who receive a negative pregnancy test are the most difficult clients to meet with." While we agree that the client who receives a...

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Pope Francis Calls for Universal Sex Education

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, the issue of "sex education" was addressed by Pope Francis at an inflight press conference on his return to Rome from Panama on World Youth Day. According to a recent article by Randy Engel, Pope Francis called...

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Birth Control and Cancer

A recent Danish study found that women who use contraception have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Results estimated that "for every 100,000 women using hormonal birth control, there are 68 cases of breast cancer annually, compared...

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Does Less Sex Education Lead to Less Sex?

Teen pregnancies in England fell dramatically after cuts to funding for a sex education program, according to a new study. The analysis, published in the Journal of Health Economics last month, examined the effect of budget cuts to...

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Over-the-Counter Oral Contraceptives

A team of pediatric, adolescent and women's health experts believes that regulatory, behavioral and scientific evidence supports switching oral contraceptives from prescription-only status to over-the-counter (OTC) availability. "Decades of...

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