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Counseling Couples with Mixed HIV Status

October 2012
By: Sarah Bentley
Today approximately 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 people are living with HIV in America, emphasis on living! Thankfully the treatment for HIV has greatly improved and a person can now live a much longer, normal life*. This means that a person who is HIV-negative has the potential to meet a significant othe...
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The Biology of the Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

July 2012
By: Angela Lanfranchi
There is a cancer-reducing benefit to carrying and delivering a baby. Abortion offers the opposite result—breast cancer probability goes up for women with an abortion in their past. This is linked to the process that breast tissue undergoes during pregnancy. MOST OF THE MATURATION NEEDED FO...
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Abortion Is Not Safer Than Childbirth: Get the Facts, Share the Truth

April 2012
By: Thomas Glessner and Audrey Stout
Media outlets such as Time Magazine and Reuters have provided extensive coverage to an article recently published as "Original Research" and entitled, "The Comparative Safety of Legal Induced Abortion and Childbirth in the United States," by Raymond and Grimes in the Feb, 2012 journal Obstetrics &am...
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Because of Her

January 2012
By: Susan Graves
This fictional vignette describes some of the thoughts and emotions a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy may experience. The course of my life would be changed forever. It wasn't as if a smile spread across my boyfriend's face when I gave him the news. Rather, his once-adoring gaze that could infu...
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Surprise Baby

July 2011
By: Anne Schroeder
I was thirty-six and in the middle of the-mother-of-all-prideful-battles with my husband, Steve. We were hardly even speaking to each other. I was tired of our life. Tired of him. Tired of him being tired of me. But an ironic thing happened. My body told me the day after, but in those days before h...
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Which Mother Will You Be?

July 2011
By: Kim LeBlanc
The privilege I have to talk with women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy is rewarding, frustrating, and challenging. Women in that position often feel like they don't have a choice and just want the situation to go away!  My job as a peer counselor is to show them they do have choice...
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