TK Things Every Latina Should Know About The Hobby Lobby Decision
6 Things Every Latina Should Know About The Hobby Lobby Decision
By Cristina Arreola | 08/07/2014 - 15:22

Last month, The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that family-owned corporations are not required to follow the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act because it violates a federal law w


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Sonia Sotomayor Delays Health Law’s Birth Control Mandate
By Cristina Arreola | 01/02/2014 - 10:20

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor made the controversial decision to halt the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act for several Catholic groups.


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Pregnant Woman
Latina Teen Pregnancy Rate Down 40 Percent
By Sugey Palomares | 05/24/2013 - 10:27

A new report released by the CDC confirms that Latina teen pregnancy is down by 40 percent. The report’s lead author, Brady Hamilton, found significant drops in all states, but the Mountain States of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Utah saw rates decrease by 30 percent or more.


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Plan B Now Available Over the Counter for Women 15 & Up
Plan B Now Available Over the Counter for Women 15 & Up
By Samantha Leal | 05/01/2013 - 11:21

Plan B, or the morning after pill, will now be sold as an over-the-counter drug and will be available for those 15 or older. While the pill used to be available for teens, the contraceptive was sold to those 17 or older, and only with a prescription. With the new law in place, those wishing to buy the pill can do so without seeing a pharmacist. cashiers will be responsible for age checks. 


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Birth Control Pills
Latino Youth Less Sexually Active, Using More Birth Control
By Fox News Latino | 02/05/2013 - 16:48

Latino youth in the U.S. are learning to practice safe sex. And they're also having less of it.

The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Latino high school students are getting smarter when it comes to sexual intercourse.

Read the full story at Fox News Latino.


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Pregnant Woman
Latina Teen Pregnancy Rate Down 33 Percent
By Samantha Leal | 06/21/2012 - 10:06

Latina teen pregnancy is down 33 percent, hitting its lowest point since 1976, reports a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, pregnancy rates for all teens between the ages of 15 and 19 are down, falling 40 percent overall from 1990 to 2008 (that latest year the data is available).

The main reason teen pregnancy is down? More effective use of birth control methods. 


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Birth Control Pills
Latinas Cross the Border for Birth Control
By Sally Mercedes | 04/05/2012 - 12:42

We've heard of people crossing state lines in search of legal, affordable reproductive health services (birth control, abortion, etc.), but now women are crossing the Mexican border. According to a study published in the June 2010 American Journal of Public Health, more Latinas are making their way to Mexico where they have easier access to affordable birth control. Another trend is bringing birth control over to the U.S. in bulk and then selling it on the black market.


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War on Women
COMMENTARY: Occupy Your Womb!
By Dolores Prida | 02/24/2012 - 11:01

Why have birth control and women’s reproductive rights become such a controversial hot topic in the last few months? Didn’t women fight and win that battle decades ago?


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Joanna Garcia
JoAnna Garcia Swisher On How to Live Healthy
By Lee Hernandez | 06/09/2011 - 19:55

It is widely known that Cuban actress JoAnna Garcia Swisher is happily married to New York Yankees outfielder, Nick Swisher. However, these days, JoAnna, 31, is lending her celebrity to talk about another important relationship in her life — her relationship with her doctor. 


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