reproductive rights

Let It Flow! NYC Funds Free Pads And Tampons for All Schools, Jails, and Shelters

Access to menstrual products is a basic human need. NYC is making it a reality.   Read more »

The Laws Are Struck Down, but the Tragic Impact of Texas's Abortion Laws Remain

Think of the people who've suffered over the past three years as clinics have shuttered. Read more »

Yes! The Supreme Court Agrees: Texas Abortion Restrictions Are A Burden on Women

This decision is a game-changer, say reproductive rights advocates.  Read more »

It's 2016 and People Are Still Worried About Teens Taking Birth Control

A school board in Oregon voted down a plan to have school-based health clinics distribute birth control. Who will think of the children?! Read more »

Thanks Obama: The Future of American Sex-Ed May Not Include Abstinence-Only Funding

One of the president's legacies will hopefully be making sex-ed funding based on evidence, not abstinence. Read more »

Vasectomies Should Be Covered by Obamacare—But They’re Not

Why is the procedure snipped from basic birth control coverage? Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Utah's "Protecting Unborn Children" Amendment

 Can a law be a douchebag? You bet it can! Read more »

Fearing Violence, a Hospital Told a Doctor to Shut Up About Abortion

Dr. Diane Horvath-Cosper has filed a civil rights complaint against her employer, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, after she was ordered to shut up about abortion. Read more »

New Novel “Terrible Virtue” Tells the Story of Margaret Sanger’s Life

The book aims to present a complicated portrait, but feels rushed and misses a chance for real nuance.  Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Volunteers

From a teenager farmworker in Seattle to the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, stories about going above and beyond.  Writer Rafia Zakaria explores the complicated dynamics of voluntourism—the trend of people from richer countries combining international travel and... 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 »

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 »

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 »