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Body Politics: The struggle for access to reproductive rights

Body Politics: The struggle for access to reproductive rights. Share your views in the Across Women's Lives <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/833763303311433/">Facebook group</a>.

Medicine

Who is the doctor who paved the way to prison for Purvi Patel?

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The doctor who initially called police to report his child abuse suspicions of Purvi Patel is listed as a member of a pro-life medical association. Patel was charged with child neglect and later with killing her fetus, and she was sentenced to 20 consecutive years in prison. This makes her the first woman in the US to be convicted and sentenced fon "feticide" charges for ending her own pregnancy.

Health

Sex without the Pill? There's an app for that!

You might have thought of the "rhythm method" of family planning as discredited and low-tech. Not anymore. Fertility awareness mobile apps are reinventing the rhythm approach by adding precision and detail to calendar-based efforts to monitor a woman's hormonal cycle.

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