Reproductive Health Daily

Repro Health Daily is a social media based sexual health and reproductive health education organization. We operate under the premise that despite some teens and young adults understanding how they can best protect themselves while being sexually active and/or preparing to have a child, the regular reinforcement of these factual messages (the 'daily' in our name!) in a non-threatening, engaging way - via social media sites with their peers - normalizes healthier, safer behaviors.

Repro Health also offers reproductive and sexual health education programs. We are happy to present to classrooms, schools, and organizations. We can train teachers in how to implement them via social media and tailor them to their audience, or offer virtual lesson plans.

Feel free to ask us any questions about reproductive health that you may have. We can post the questions anonymously as well. Please join us on Facebook and Twitter and continue the education and discussions!
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More than 50 Texas clinics that provide family planning services have closed as the result of state cuts to family planning funding, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Texas Tribune reports.

The changes to the two-year family planning budget, which the Legislature approved last session, decreased funding by two-thirds and created a tiered system under which priority goes to public health clinics over those that only offer family planning services. As a result, funding ended to 35 out of 76 clinics that exclusively provide family planning services, and budgets for those that still qualified dropped by up to 75%.

Of the 240 clinics that previously received public funding to provide family planning services, 53 have closed and 38 have reduced their hours, according to the NEJM report. Many of the clinics that are still open have started charging for services that previously were offered at no charge, raised prices for other services and restricted access to more effective contraception methods that are more expensive.

Contraception and well-woman visits “remain out of reach for some of the poorest women,” while women who can afford the fees “are choosing less-effective methods, purchasing fewer pill packs and opting out of testing for sexually transmitted infections to save money,” researchers wrote.

The report is part of a three-year study by the Population Research Center at the University of Texas-Austin that focuses on how the cuts affect women’s health. Joseph Potter, co-author of the report and a sociology professor at the university, said the researchers also plan to examine the effects on birth, unintended pregnancy and abortion rates in Texas, as well as related financial consequences (Aaronson, Texas Tribune, 9/26).

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The current law states that birth control is covered under health insurance plans for women in Arizona for contraceptive purposes as well as health concerns. However, the new birth control bill, House Bill 2625, states that women who want their birth control pill to be covered by their insurance…

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The Philippines’ Congress has passed a long overdue bill that will increase access to contraception to women around the country who have historically had difficulty accessing it, and will also mandate sex education in schools. Opposition has been fierce from the Roman Catholics in this staunchly religious nation, but the health of women won out.

Benefits of Contraception. Video by Guttmacher Institute address the comprehensive benefits of family planning.

NPR has a fantastic infographic that shows the spread of HIV from 1990 covering a range of countries, the charting of HIV and country wealth (this photo), and the spread by region - check out their post to see the highlighting features of the graph.