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How Planned Parenthood Has Helped Millions Of Women, Including Me

  February 1, 2017 Maureen Miller Professor, Columbia University Medical Center (https://theconversation.com)        A woman shows her support for Planned Parenthood at the Women’s March in New York City on Jan. 21. Author provided Planned Parenthood has allowed generations of low-income women to survive childbirth, to combat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and to plan their pregnancies. However, the fact that women live healthier and longer lives is not Planned Parenthood’s ultimate superpower. No, that is reserved for the legions of low-income women, including me, who now have been given the opportunity to dramatically move up the economic ladder…

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Growing Up With ADHD

By Denise Foley With her long dark hair flying, Saorla Meenagh, 10, (pictured above) can execute a perfect switch leap, one leg out, one tucked under, her arms glued to her sides in classic Irish step-dancing style. Saorla, whose blue eyes, white skin, and sprinkle of freckles helped win her a modeling contract with a New York agency—on hold until her braces come off —also plays softball and Gaelic football, a soccer-like game her father, Seamus, a contractor, enjoyed when he was growing up in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. When asked her position on the team, Saorla wiggles in her…

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No, All Those Strollers Aren’t Your Imagination. More Women Are Having Children

                                                       Maskot—Getty Images By BELINDA LUSCOMBE  January 19, 2018 IDEAS : Belinda Luscombe is an editor-at-large of TIME   In a reversal of a decades-long trend, more American women are now choosing to have children. They’re getting a lot of other stuff out of the way first and many more of them are going it alone, but the most recent figures show that by the end of their childbearing years, 86% of U.S. women have had…

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