Between 2011 and 2013, 205 new restrictions on abortion access were enacted at the state level in the U.S. A new report from the Center for Reproductive Rights has found the more abortion restrictions present, the worse a state performed overall on indicators of women’s and children’s well-being — contrary to the stated goals of legislators imposing such restrictions. Download the report here.
Young women are desperate for contraception: a 22-year-old woman in Colombia recently had to have a potato surgically removed from her vagina after it had grown roots, causing her serious abdominal pain. She placed it there two weeks earlier, on the advice of her mother, as a contraceptive. According to Colombia Reports: The fact that a 22-year-old women was so naïve as to believe that a potato was an appropriate and safe method of contraception shows a concerning lack of education for young people as to the options available for them when they become sexually active.