reproductive rights

Access Denied: the Impact of Child Marriages on Healthcare for Young Girls in India

There’s no denying that easy access to more clinics and healthcare services with well-trained doctors will help adolescents take care of their bodies without conforming to norms set out by men. Read more »

Doctors, Witches, And Backalley Surgeons: A New Study Looks at How Abortion Providers Are Portrayed on TV

Researchers looked at 52 plotlines on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Call the Midwife, and True Blood. Read more »

You Should Never Have to Apologize for Getting an Abortion

NARAL President Ilyse Hogue talks about fighting shame and fear around abortion in the era of Trump.  Read more »

I Hope My Daughter Can Grow Up in a Country Without the Hyde Amendment

Politicians shouldn’t be able to deny a woman’s decisions about abortion just because she is poor. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: The Dangers of Douching

A comic explains why you should just say no to douching.  Read more »

The Radical Idea of Providing Doulas for Abortions

The Doula Project supports people who make the choice to end a pregnancy. Read more »

New Book "Closer" Explores Important Ground: Women's Orgasms

A voyage through the “orgasmic frontier of female sexuality.” Read more »

Safe Passage: Access to Abortion in India

By constantly focusing on sex-selective abortions and being careless with language and imagery, Indian media has reinforced existing stigma around abortion in general.  Read more »

How "Bojack Horseman" Approaches Abortion With Spot-On Humor

The surreal Netflix show is frank about a personal choice—and also spoofs the ideas of anti-abortion protesters.  Read more »

A Fate Better than Death: Communities Unite to Fight Maternal Mortality in Assam

Safety during pregnancy and childbirth is an essential human right.  Read more »

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The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »

In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »