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    • How Health Care Reform Benefits Women Created: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      For women, health care reform is a giant leap forward that ends years of gender discrimination in the insurance industry. A detailed look at what health care reform means for women and how health care reform benefits women and children.
    • Not Rape Victim But Rape Survivor, Part I - Renee DeVesty's Story Created: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Rape survivor Renee DeVesty shares her story after nearly 30 years of silence and explains why women who recover are rape survivors, not rape victims.
    • The Role of African American Women in the Black Church Created: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      What is the role of African American women in the black church? In a typical black church the majority of the congregation is female and the pastor in the pulpit is male. Black women have long been recognized as the backbone of the church, yet they are rarely spiritual leaders. What do black women think of this situation?
    • Make New Friends - Online Friendship Sites Help Women Make New Friends Created: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Female friendships often suffer due to moving, marriage or motherhood, prompting many women to seek out new friends. But meeting new people isn't as easy as it once was, and many women are going online to make new friends.
    • Moms With Sons - Single Sex Education for Boys Created: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A mother of three sons considers the advantages of single sex education for boys and finds that like girls, boys benefit from a classroom setting that focuses exclusively on their needs and helps dispel gender stereotypes.
    • Do Women With Lower Voice Pitch Have More Authority, Achieve Greater Success? Created: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      It's commonly accepted that women should pitch their voice lower to convey authority and be more successful, but is this true? Does voice pitch influence perceptions of authority? Are women's voices more irritating than men, and is there a gender bias? Do we respond differently to female voices? A professional voiceover actor looks at bias and gender discrimination in the voiceover industry and what it takes to get to the top.
    • Ten Facts About Child Brides and Child Marriage Created: Saturday, May 17, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The number of child brides and child marriages worldwide is 51 million and is expected to double in the next ten years. And the social and economic impact of child marriages is widespread and overw...
    • 10 Teen Pregnancy Facts - Rates and Statistics in the U.S. Created: Thursday, January 03, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Statistics and facts on teenage pregnancies in the United States.
    • Does the government fund abortions? Does the government pay for abortion? Created: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Does the government fund abortions? Do taxpayer dollars pay for abortion? Although the short answer is no, the long answer covers exactly how taxpayer dollars are restricted from paying for abortions and the legislation that blocks government funding of abortion.
    • What is the 19th Amendment? Created: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The 19th amendment, also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, guaranteed women the right to vote and was signed into law on August 26, 1920.
    • 10 Abortion Arguments: 10 Arguments For Abortion, 10 Arguments Against Abortion Created: Thursday, August 30, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Many points come up in the abortion debate. Here's a look at 10 abortion arguments from both sides - 10 arguments for abortion and 10 arguments against abortion - for a total of 20 statements covering a range of issues including teen pregnancy, rape and incest, post-abortion stress, health concerns and complications, and whether abortion is moral.
    • Statistics on Teens and Sex, Birth Control, Use of Contraceptives 2006-2011 Created: Friday, October 28, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      An October 2011 CDC report on teenage sexual activity and contraceptive use sheds light on why some teens choose birth control and others don't." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"<...
    • What is an ectopic pregnancy? Created: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      What is an ectopic pregnancy? Here's a brief answer with resources for more in-depth information.
    • Top 10 Abortion Facts and Abortion Statistics Created: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Abortion facts including annual abortion statistics in the U.S. Essential facts for pro-choice and pro-life advocates.
    • 10 Arguments for Abstinence - Pros and Cons of the Abstinence Debate, Part I Created: Friday, May 25, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The first in a two-part series on the pros and cons of abstinence, these 10 arguments for abstinence include why abstinence is the only 100% effective method of pregnancy prevention and why delaying sex may be the best choice for teens emotionally and academically.
    • Why Abortion - Why Choose Abortion? Created: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      When a woman faces an unintended pregnancy and a baby she can't raise, if she terminates her pregnancy, others may ask "Why abortion?" Why choose abortion? The answers are neither simple nor straig...
    • What is a cougar? Created: Monday, March 16, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      What is a cougar, and how old are cougar women? What is the age difference between a cougar and the men she pursues? Definition of a cougar woman, plus several real-life examples of Hollywood cougar couples.
    • Men, Sex and Power - Why Powerful Men Behave Badly, Why Powerful Women Don't Created: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Every time a sex scandal rocks the headlines, a powerful man is involved. What is the connection between men, sex and power, and why do powerful men behave so badly towards women? How does politics play into sex and power?
    • Domestic Violence and Self-Esteem - Low Self-Esteem Linked to Domestic Violence Created: Monday, January 25, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A link exists between domestic violence and low self-esteem, compounding the difficulty experienced by victims trying to break free from partner abuse.
    • What is cyberstalking? Created: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Definition of cyberstalking and examples of the forms it can take.
    • What is an order of protection and how do I get one? Created: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      What is an order of protection? Definition of the legal term, and an explanation of how to get an order of protection.
    • 10 Facts About Child Sexual Abuse - Statistics on Child Sexual Abuse Created: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      How common is child sexual abuse? Is the typical perpetrator more likely to be the stranger in the park looking for his lost dog, or a trusted friend or family member? Facts and statistics on the prevalence of child sexual abuse and who's at greatest risk of becoming a victim.
    • Women Work - Traditional Careers in Which Women Work Also Employ the Most Women Created: Thursday, October 22, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      The occupations that employ the most women continue to fall under the 'traditional' careers for women. These jobs also employ the largest percentage of women, and the top ten occupations for women account for 28% of the female labor force.
    • What is a puma? Definition of puma woman and difference between puma and cougar Created: Monday, April 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      We've all heard the term cougar to describe a woman, but what is a puma? Is she a younger version of a cougar or something completely different? The definition of the word may have to do with which side of the Atlantic you call home, as the US and UK term "puma" appears to describe women with widely different interests in men.
    • What is Title VII? What types of employment discrimination does it prohibit? Created: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      What is Title VII? An explanation the types of employment discrimination prohibited by Title VII, including gender. Special focus is given to the concerns of working women.
    • Profile of Michelle Obama Created: Monday, March 23, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      A biography and profile of Michelle Obama, wife of presidential candidate and Illinois Senator Barack Obama.
    • What is a Wet Nurse - Definition of Wet Nurse Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Although the term wet nurse is rarely heard today, for centuries it was a position commonly held by poor women who would breastfeed the babies of the aristocracy. How did wet nursing come about and what led to the demise of the profession?
    • The Girlfriend Instinct - The Value of Female Friendships Created: Friday, September 19, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Is there value in female friendships? As women we are more social, more community focused, collaborative, and less competitive than men - and the need for girlfriends is part of our DNA.
    • Rape in the Military - One Woman's Story, Part I Created: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Years after she was raped while serving in the military, a wife and mother recalls the traumatic assault, the trust she placed in the officer who betrayed and raped her, the lack of support from the priest who counseled her and her superiors, and the family that refused to back her when she sought to press charges.
    • 10 Arguments Against Abstinence - Pros and Cons of Abstinence Debate, Part II Created: Sunday, May 27, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      The second in a two-part series on the pros and cons of abstinence, these 10 arguments against abstinence include reasons why this may not be the most realistic approach for all teens and how teens are still at risk of getting STDs even if they refrain from vaginal intercourse but still engage in other forms of sexual contact.
    • What is a Sarah Birthday? What is the Netherlands Sarah 50th Birthday Tradition? Created: Monday, February 07, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      When a woman turns 50 in the Netherlands, she becomes a Sarah -- old enough to have seen the biblical figure of the same name. The Sarah 50th birthday celebrates older women and has many unique traditions associated with this special birthday.
    • How Much Does an Abortion Cost? Created: Monday, October 04, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      How much does an abortion cost? The answer depends on what type of abortion you choose -- an in-clinic procedure or a medication abortion involving the abortion pill.

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