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October 2013. I will never forget that day, the hours, the minutes I lay in the hospital scared shitless. I had no real idea what was actually happening. 360 more words

Black Women

Rhythm and Rhyme

I was browsing over on the Atlantic the other day and I came across an interesting tidbit : More and more women are allegedly going back to the rhythm method of contraception. 789 more words

diplomado, part I: salud reproductiva

Sometimes in Guatemala, things go exactly how you want them to. Other times, someone breaks out 20 minutes of pictures of STD-ridden genitalia.

This year, I decided to do a diplomado with all 30 schools in Pachalum’s school district. 682 more words

Rubbers On Deck: National Condom Week and the Celebration Of Sexual Health, Reproductive Freedom and Justice

It’s the most wonderful time of year (besides Christmas, of course). That is correct, my friends, we just celebrated National Condom Week and you should be just as excited. 543 more words

Narrative Of An Invisible Disease

I suffer from an invisible disease. I often look put together and function well, but inside my reproductive organs are fighting a battle every day. This is endometriosis. 1,100 more words

Issues

Unplanned Births Associated With Less Prenatal Care and Worse Infant Health, Compared With Planned Births

Unplanned Births Associated With Less Prenatal Care and Worse Infant Health, Compared With Planned Births
Source: Guttmacher Institute

Compared with women having planned births, those who have unplanned births are less likely to recognize their pregnancy early, to receive early prenatal care or to breast-feed, and are more likely to have low-birth-weight babies, according to “Pregnancy Intentions, Maternal Behaviors and Infant Health: Investigating Relationships with New Measures and Propensity Score Analysis,” by Kathryn Kost and Laura Lindberg.

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