reproductive rights

Birds, Bees, and Beyond : Toward More Inclusive Sex Ed in India

Sex education isn’t simply being able to name body parts and processes, or learning about reproduction. It’s also crucial for teaching young people about respect, boundaries, and self-advocacy Read more »

All in the Family: Men's Crucial Role in the Fight for Reproductive Health in India

Women bearing the brunt of responsibility when their safety and well-being are considered insignificant in society is a dangerous paradox. Read more »

Birth Control Delivered to Your Door: The Nurx Birth Control App Expands Around the Country

The company aims to make contraception easy and affordable—just like it should be.  Read more »

The Political Power of Telling Abortion Stories

It’s always easy to take people’s rights away if you demonize them and take them out of the conversation, says Renee Bracey Sherman. Read more »

Trump's Description of Abortion is Totally Incorrect

The most egregious moment of this week’s debate? Trump’s incendiary ideas about abortion.  Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »