Breakthrough Study Offers New Stats On Abortion And Birth In Prison

Very little is known about the numbers of women who give birth behind bars each year.  In 2016, there were more than 111,000 women in American prisons, an almost 800 percent increase from 1980. Yet the number of those women who entered prison pregnant ― and the outcomes of their pregnancies ― is entirely unknown…

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Kirsten Gillibrand Faces Opioid Bill Backlash From Disability Community

Following backlash from patients with chronic pain and people in the disability community, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday found herself backpedaling on her recently introduced legislation to put a time limit on opioid prescriptions.The 2020 presidential contender sought to help “end the opioid epidemic” with legislation she introduced with Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) to…

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Why The New Postpartum Depression Drug Is Potentially A Very Big Deal

In the days after Shea Oakes gave birth to her first daughter 15 years ago, she could not stop weeping. Oakes’ OB-GYN told her to let her know if she was not feeling better in three days. She wasn’t, so her doctor diagnosed her with postpartum depression and wrote a prescription for an SSRI, the…

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