October 2, 2018

The reasons why women at risk for pregnancy aren’t using contraception are likely as complex as women’s lives. Through my own practice, I have seen many unintended pregnancies (not surprising given that 45% of all pregnancies in the US are unintended). Research provide...

February 7, 2018

Every day 2-3 women die in pregnancy or childbirth in the US

Women in the US are 3 times more likely to die during pregnancy or within the first year of giving birth than women in Canada and 7 times more likely to die than women in Finland where the rate of death is low...

June 22, 2017

Photo credit: K Culwell, 2013. Family Planning counselor in Ethiopia.

The Global Gag Rule, also known as the Mexico City Policy, and now by the new ironic name, "Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance" has been been in and out of effect since it was first signed by...

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I’ve specialized in women’s reproductive health for over 17

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