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What we’ve been reading

July 2, 2010

A new feature we hope to have for you weekly.  Please share your responses, links, and questions in comments.  Happy 4th of July!

Could a male birth control pill hit the pharmacy shelves in less than five years?

What do people around the world believe about equality between women and men?  See the NY Times Article on a recent Pew poll.  (No questions on transgender folk as far as I could see.)

Promising steps forward for international women’s health – too bad the G-8 commitment does not include safe, legal abortion.

Journalist Lucinda Marshall took on the reproductive health effects of the BP oil spill, and then provided updated, and even more troubling, information.  

Get the details on the lawsuit Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is filing against a new Nebraska abortion ban.

Read about what’s happening in New Jersey: Gov. Chris Christie thinks it’s important, in this time of economic crisis, to stop funding family planningReally?

Here in New York, domestic workers have finally gotten their Bill of Rights

In other NY news, an important barrier to midwifery practice has been repealed

Did you know there is one openly gay head of state in the world, Icelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir?  And this week she was finally able to wed her partner.

So you’ve never come in as a patient before?  Read what one Planned Parenthood patient’s experience was like – and if you have questions, please leave them in comments.

So what have you been reading?  Please share in comments!

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