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Michigan lawmakers have less than 40 days to decide whether to consider an abortion bill that would force women to buy what one senator calls ‘rape insurance.’ Women would have to buy separate insurance for abortion coverage.
Scientists say a new way to block the transportation of sperm during ejaculation may lead to a contraceptive for men. But don't get too excited, the availability of such a miracle drug could be 10 years away.
Saudi women activists have relaunched a campaign for the right to drive in the country, urging women to get behind the wheel on Dec. 28. Last week, activists Aziza Al-Yousef and Eman Al-Nafjan were detained after being caught behind the wheel in the country's capital.

An emergency contraceptive manufactured in Europe will come with a new label in 2014, warning the pill may not be effective for women over a certain weight.

A global campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the greater dangers female journalists face as compared with men. Six female journalists were killed this year alone while on the job. Join the conversation on Nov. 25 and keep it going.

Women and men took to the streets of Bogota in miniskirts chanting, “miniskirts are not an invitation.” The protest was sparked by a popular Bogota restaurant owner, Andres Jaramillo, commenting on the rape of a woman outside his restaurant.

A group of activists has bought almost $15 million of personal debt and is relieving debtors of burdening bills. Laura Hanna, an organizer with Strike Debt's Rolling Jubilee campaign says that 62 percent of all personal bankruptcies have medical debt as a contributing factor.

Despite the illustrious company of Hillary Clinton, Melinda Gates, Lady GaGa, and Barbara Streisand, the teenage Afghani stole the show. Not only is she a hero (and martyr), Malala is also a master of the pen.
Next month, Kenya may face condom shortages that could put Kenyans at a greater risk of contracting HIV and sexually transmitted diseases and infections, according to The National Empowerment Network of People living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya.
Feminine care products are used on the most the sensitive skin and tissues of the vaginal area. Yet, the most popular products may contain toxic ingredients that pose potential hazards to women's health.

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