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Family Planning

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  • National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

    National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
    May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.  A time when teenagers are out and about, later than usual, for proms and graduation parties.  I can just imagine all the parents out there watching the clock as curfew approaches, wondering what their kids are doing, did the conversations about safe sex sink in?
  • Newer types of birth control pills confirmed to raise blood clot risk

    Newer types of birth control pills confirmed to raise blood clot risk
    Women who take newer types of birth control pills face a higher risk of developing blood clots than women who take older types, researchers said Tuesday, providing what some called "clarifying" evidence that more modern contraceptives designed as safer...

    Bill would make Catholic hospitals tell patients about options elsewhere

     Bill would make Catholic hospitals tell patients about options elsewhere
    A measure before Illinois lawmakers would require Roman Catholic hospitals to tell patients they can go elsewhere for birth control, certain medical procedures and other health care choices that violate church teachings. The proposal would amend the...

    Pills don't prevent STDs

    Pills don't prevent STDs
    This letter is in response to Susan Reimer's column about the GOP's attitude about birth control ("On birth control, young Republicans get it," April 15). I think Ms. Reimer's opinion is very narrow-minded. While I agree that young people often have...

    State targets Chicago abortion clinic's license over building safety

    State targets Chicago abortion clinic's license over building safety
    After wrangling with a Chicago abortion clinic for more than 16 months over building safety issues, state officials have moved to revoke the Northwest Side facility's license. The Illinois Department of Public Health also fined the Albany Medical...