This may be National Women’s Health Week, but state and federal governments are acting to hurt women’s health. Ironic much?
Yesterday, Minnesota became the latest state to pave the way for marriage equality! It joins Rhode Island and Delaware, both which also legalized same-sex marriage in the last two weeks. Anyone else sense a sea change here?
Happy Mama’s Day Everyone! Send your Mama one of these great eCards from Strong Families: mamasday.org
And check out this wonderful tribute to two strong Mamas on ChoiceWords: bit.ly/174jFDY
With Mama’s Day coming up, now isn’t the time to be shaming teen moms, but supporting them. Check out this awesome article from The Push Back: http://bit.ly/135aI6N
the principal at my school made an announcement yesterday that the girls need to start covering up and then i found this in the hallway
In anticipation of celebrating our 21st birthday in July, we’ll be looking back at some of the biggest milestones in Choice USA’s history. Today we start at the beginning - Choice USA’s founding by Gloria Steinem, Kristina Kiehl and Julie Burton (pictured below) see more:http://on.fb.me/13FQMdn
Check back each Throwback Thursday to see more milestones! Don’t forget to get your ticket to celebrate in person! http://bit.ly/G2G2013
Our intern Callie writes about having “the talk” with her little brother - and being less than thrilled about it. This discomfort is an understandable perspective for a big sister, but a terrible motivation for policy decisions.
Read more about the problem with the new restrictions on emergency contraception, then sign this petition to President Obama from the Nation - http://bit.ly/10b5Hfi
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Our friends over at Provide (formerly the Abortion Access Project) have a generous donor who will give $1 for every new facebook like this week - but only if they get 1,000 new likes! They do great work increasing access to abortion in rural communities, so head over there and help them out. Easiest way to do good today!
Cost Of Birth Control Higher In Some Low-Income Neighborhoods Than In Wealthy Ones
Researchers focused on the price of seven commonly-used contraceptives — including various forms of the pill as well as transvaginal options like the ring. They cross-referenced the price information across various counties with median household incomes from the 2010 census.
Nearly every prescription contraceptive was more expensive in low-income zip codes, the researchers found.
In most cases, price differed by just a few dollars. For two of the contraceptives, the cost was significantly less in the wealthiest zip codes.
Researchers said they don’t know the reason for the price discrepancies. Certain neighborhoods may not have a large, chain pharmacy that offers lower prices and runs specials, Zite speculated.
“There is other research that has shown that a lot of needs for health, like fruits and vegetables, are more expensive in lower-income neighborhoods,” Zite added.
Bet you haven’t thought about this before: How “slut-shaming” has been written into school dress codes across the country.