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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...

June 8, 2017

Photo credit: K Culwell, 2017. 

Woefully inadequate sex education.

Having recently traveled to Kenya and heard the voices of many young people describing the barriers they face to accessing contraception and avoiding unwanted pregnancies and STIs, I was still moved by th...

June 5, 2017

Spoiler Alert: Abstinence-only education and limited access to contraception.

Sounds obvious, right? But not in Texas.

Excellent coverage this morning on NPR of a new study and the reality for teens in Texas where the only sex ed provided in schools (if any) is abstinenc...

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

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