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How to Be an Askable Parent

How to Be an Askable Parent

October 09th, 2017

If you are a parent you may feel like you do not know how to talk to your children about sex, sexuality, and relationships. When it comes to conversations surrounding these topics, parents can be a safe and effective source of information, especially if they are equipped with accurate information and resources. Parents often feel […]

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Part 4: The Link Between Abortion and Poverty

Part 4: The Link Between Abortion and Poverty

August 15th, 2017

Although we live in a country where abortion is legal, there are still many barriers that can prevent a woman from terminating a pregnancy: women may not know the legal status of abortion in their state, they may not have the financial ability to pay for the procedure, they may not be able to get […]

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Part 3: The Cost of Unintended Pregnancy

Part 3: The Cost of Unintended Pregnancy

August 07th, 2017

According to the Guttmacher Institute, the national public expenditure on unintended pregnancies was estimated to be $21.0 billion in 2010. This averages out to be $336 of state and federal money spent on every woman of childbearing age (15-44 years old) in the United States. Nationally, about 1.5 million births were unintended and public insurance […]

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Part 2: The Demographics of Unintended Pregnancy

Part 2: The Demographics of Unintended Pregnancy

July 25th, 2017

Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended. This rate is not consistent among different demographic groups; some women will be disproportionately affected by these unplanned pregnancies and the consequences. The Healthy People 2020 campaign, designed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has a goal to increase the percentage of […]

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Part 1: Effects of Unintended Pregnancies on Young Mothers

Part 1: Effects of Unintended Pregnancies on Young Mothers

July 11th, 2017

Whether a woman is in high school or college, having an unintended pregnancy can have life-altering effects for both her and her child. For teenage mothers, there are many barriers to gaining an education and having economic stability. Completing high school and continuing onto higher education is crucial for attaining a well-paying job. Unfortunately, only […]

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Celebrating Griswold v. Connecticut

June 30th, 2017

On June 7th, during a time of great uncertainty, trepidation and confusion, Griswold v. Connecticut had its 52nd anniversary. This landmark Supreme Court case helped pave the way for Arizonans and the rest of the nation to have access to contraception, as well as family planning programs, services, and support. The 1965 ruling affirmed the […]

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The End of the Birth Control Mandate?

The End of the Birth Control Mandate?

June 19th, 2017

Beginning in 2012, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance plans offered through employers were required to cover, with no cost to the employees, at least one type of each birth control approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Thanks to this coverage, 55 million women have access to birth control with no […]

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Guttmacher Institute Refutes Trump Administration’s Claims Regarding FQHCs

Guttmacher Institute Refutes Trump Administration’s Claims Regarding FQHCs

June 06th, 2017

A recent article published by the Guttmacher Institute looked at the different capacities and roles of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and other Title X providers that focus on reproductive health. Recently, the Trump administration has been trying to make FQHCs the sole providers of publicly funded family planning care, while defunding other family planning […]

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Thank You

May 12th, 2017

Despite our best efforts, and the work done by our supporters, both HB 2542 and SB 1527 passed their respective chambers in the Arizona legislature and were transmitted to the Governor’s office for signature. This law will require the Arizona Department of Health Services to compete for the Title X grant that the Arizona Family […]

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