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11. Video: SCOTUS Takes Up Texas HB 2

(Web Page; Thu Dec 10 16:13:00 CST 2015)

In this clip, NBC justice correspondent Pete Williams talks about the Supreme Court's decision to hear a challenge to parts of an omnibus Texas antiabortion-rights law (HB 2) in "the most notable abortion case in what could be two decades."

12. Ky. Lawmakers Propose Bill Targeting Title X Funding for Planned Parenthood

(Web Page; Thu Dec 10 15:47:00 CST 2015)

A group of conservative lawmakers in Kentucky pre-filed a bill (BR 292) for next year's legislative session that would end Title X funding for two Planned Parenthood clinics in the state, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. Background ...

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A group of conservative lawmakers in Kentucky pre-filed a bill (BR 292) for next year's legislative session that would end Title X funding for two Planned Parenthood clinics in the state, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

13. Video: Provider Shares Experience With Antiabortion-Rights Harassment

(Web Page; Thu Dec 10 16:12:00 CST 2015)

An abortion provider talks with MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry about her experience with antiabortion-rights harassment.

14. Video: Planned Parenthood tour shows what abortion care looks like

(Web Page; Thu Dec 10 16:12:00 CST 2015)

Kaite Couric tours a new Planned Parenthood facility in Queens, N.Y., with Latasha McGriff, a center director for Planned Parenthood of New York City.

15. Editorial Urges Tenn. Lawmakers To Sunset Law Targeting Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs

(Web Page; Wed Dec 16 11:05:00 CST 2015)

A Los Angeles Times editorial calls on Tennessee lawmakers to sunset a 2014 state law (SB 1391) that "allow[s] women who give birth to babies 'harmed by' illegal drug usage to be charged with misdemeanor assault." The editorial state...

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Los Angeles Times editorial calls on Tennessee lawmakers to sunset a 2014 state law (SB 1391) that "allow[s] women who give birth to babies 'harmed by' illegal drug usage to be charged with misdemeanor assault."

16. Fetal Tissue Research Is 'Professionally Responsible Success Story,' Commentary States

(Web Page; Wed Dec 16 11:11:00 CST 2015)

Summary of "Fetal Tissue Research: An Ongoing Story of Professionally Responsible Success," Gelber et al., American Journal of Gynecology, Sept. 29, 2015. The recent controversy over fetal tissue research has "obscure[d] professional re...

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In this commentary, the authors trace the history of fetal tissue research and outline its societal benefits. Noting that the practice is supported from a legal, medical and ethical standpoint, they conclude that such research "should continue unhindered, to fulfill professional responsibility to current and future patients."

17. Women Value Doula Care During Abortion Procedure, Study Finds

(Web Page; Wed Dec 16 11:11:00 CST 2015)

Summary of "Women's Experiences With Doula Support During First-Trimester Surgical Abortion: A Qualitative Study," Chor et al., Contraception, Oct. 16, 2015. "Doulas are lay health workers traditionally trained to support women in labor...

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In this study, researchers examine why women appreciate doula care during an abortion despite no evidence of decreased discomfort or improved satisfaction with the experience. They find that women appreciated doulas' companionship and care during the abortion procedure. According to the researchers, "this study underscores the importance of providing women support during their abortion experience."

18. Rights-Based Sexual Health Curriculum May Improve Sexual Health Outcomes in Adolescents, Study Finds

(Web Page; Wed Dec 16 11:11:00 CST 2015)

Summary of "A Rights-Based Sexuality Education Curriculum for Adolescents: 1-Year Outcomes From a Cluster-Randomized Trial," Rohrbach et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, July 2. "One emerging framework [in sexuality education] is the ...

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For this study, researchers compare the outcomes of ninth-grade students who received basic sexual health education to those who received a "rights-based" sexual health curriculum, "which seeks to integrate discussions of sexuality, human rights, and gender equality and is driven by recognition of adolescents' fundamental rights to sexual health information and services, self-determination, and nondiscrimination." They find that the rights-based curriculum had "significant, positive" outcomes one year later, but they urge longer-term research. 

19. Study Examines Predictors of Contraceptive Discontinuation Rate Among Teens

(Web Page; Wed Dec 16 11:11:00 CST 2015)

Summary of "Predictors of Early Discontinuation of Effective Contraception by Teens at High-Risk of Pregnancy," Maslyanskaya et al., Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Oct. 22, 2015. Though teen pregnancy rates have "contin...

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In this study, researchers look at what factors predicted contraceptive discontinuation among teens at high risk for pregnancy in Bronx County, N.Y. They find that teens were more likely to discontinue contraceptive use if they used a method other than a long-acting reversible contraceptive, left school prior to high school graduation or had previously used hormonal contraception. They advise increased provider training for IUD insertion, as well as "improved education" to inform providers that medical societies recommend LARC as first-line contraceptives for teens. 

20. IUDs, Contraceptive Implant Effectively Prevents Repeat Pregnancy Among Young Women, Study Finds

(Web Page; Wed Dec 16 11:11:00 CST 2015)

Summary of "Twelve-Month Contraceptive Continuation And Repeat Pregnancy Among Young Mothers Choosing Postdelivery Contraceptive Implants or Postplacental Intrauterine Devices," Cohen et al., Contraception, Oct. 13, 2015. "Young mothers...

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In this study, researchers examine the rates of discontinuation and repeat pregnancy among young women using postplacental intrauterine devices and postpartum contraceptive implants. The researchers find that young women tended to continue use of their chosen method, but they note that clinicians should emphasize the importance of follow-up care to IUD users because early postplacental IUD expulsion is relatively common and might not be recognized.