U.S. Family Planning Effort Improves Women’s Health
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OP-EDS AND BLOG POSTS
"We Know It Works, So Let's Keep Women's Health Central in Global Development", Ann M. Starrs, The Lancet Global Health Blog, September 25, 2014
"Birth Control Pills Should Be Available Over The Counter, But That’s No Substitute For Contraceptive Coverage", Adam Sonfield and Sneha Barot, Health Affairs Blog, September 10, 2014
"States Continue to Enact Abortion Restrictions in First Half of 2014, But at a Lower Level Than in the Previous Three Years", Rachel Benson Gold and Elizabeth Nash, RH Reality Check, July 8, 2014
Debunking a Critique of Guttmacher’s Methodology To Estimate Unsafe Abortion (July 30, 2012)
In a report published in the May 2012 issue of the journal Ginecología y Obstetricia de México, Elard Koch, of Chile’s Catholic University of the Most Holy Conception, et al., criticized a methodology developed by the Guttmacher Institute to estimate the number and rate of induced abortions and complications from unsafe abortions in countries where the procedure is highly restricted. However, Koch, et al. fail in both their attempt to discredit the Guttmacher methodology and their effort to present an alternative methodology for estimating abortion incidence in countries where the procedure is highly restricted.