By Jef Akst | The Scientist | December 21, 2017
The gel, which men rub on their upper bodies daily, delivers synthetic progestin to block the testes from producing normal levels of sperm.
A team led by researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) plans to start a clinical trial of a male contraceptive gel next April, MIT Technology Review reports. The quick-drying, hormonal gel is rubbed on the upper arms and shoulders daily and can suppress sperm lev...
By Christine Emba December 15 The Washington Post
2017 draws to a close. “Feminism” has been declared the word of the year. And House Speaker Paul D. Ryan has just urged women to have more babies for the good of the state.
A joke? An outtake from “The Handmaid’s Tale”? Alas, neither. At his weekly news briefing Thursday, Ryan (R-Wis.) suggested that the most important way to shore up the economy was for Americans to have bigger families.
“This is going to be the new economic challenge f...
By David Roberts@firstname.lastname@example.org | 2017 Vox Media, Inc. | Sep 26, 2017, 9:20am EDT
I did an event with environmental journalist (and personal hero) Elizabeth Kolbert late last week, in which we discussed various matters related to journalism and climate change. Subsequently, one of the attendees wrote and asked why I hadn’t talked about population. Isn’t overpopulation the real root of our environmental ills?
Anyone who’s ever given a talk on an environmental subject knows that the popu...
Dave Gardner | GrowthBusters.org
Just a few weeks ago, in The Daily Beast, senior columnist Matt Lewis told the world, "it's insane for a nation to aspire to a smaller population."
In OH, BABY! The Fertility Rate Is Way Down, and Yes, That's a Huge Problem, Lewis spread the lie that as our population has increased, we've become more prosperous and "environmentally friendly," as "predicted by economists like Julian Simon...."
A few days later, a Newsweek reporter took note and reported "...
By Cara C. Heuser | The Public Forum | Salt Lake Tribune
Regarding “The only man in Utah we want touching our birth control is Rep. Ray Ward” (The Tribune, Nov. 12):
The voices of health care professionals are important in this discussion; I commend the authors for noting that contraception can be a practical, rather than an ideological, issue. As a physician caring for women with complicated pregnancies, I echo the authors’ assertion that contraception has many practical benefits.
It is ...
By Kat Martinez | The Public Forum| The Salt Lake Tribune
As a mentor to teen moms, I am extremely grateful family doctor Rep. Raymond Ward is introducing legislation to offer coverage for family planning. The Health and Human Services committee members at the Capitol should enthusiastically support the family planning services amendments by Ward.
There are thousands of Utahns who fall through the coverage gap. Over 200,000 Utah women need publicly funded planning services. A Medicaid state ...
In the midst of earthquakes, scandals, and politics, World Vasectomy Day sets a new precedent for masculinity
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Mexico City, Mexico, November 11, 2017: In the midst of political tension, a year of striking sexual abuse revelations in male-dominated industries and a catastrophic natural disaster, the fifth anniversary of World Vasectomy Day - the largest male-focused family planning event in his...
By Rebekah Birdsall and Hannah Murphy | For The Tribune
Although conversations regarding access to birth control and women’s health care are often presented from an ideological standpoint, for the women we serve, affordable access to contraception is not ideological. It is essential health care.
As two student women’s health nurse practitioners at The University of Utah, we are outraged and exhausted to witness our male political leaders launch nearly constant attacks on safe and cost-effe...
Thomas L. Friedman New York Times OCT. 31, 2017
Refugees waiting for aid in Diffa, Niger, last year. Credit Adam Ferguson for The New York Times
It is easy to ignore the recent story of four U.S. servicemen killed in Niger, the giant state in central Africa, because the place is so remote and the circumstances still so murky. That would be a mistake. Niger highlights a much larger problem — just how foolish, how flat-out dumb President Trump is behaving.
Trump is a person who doesn’t conn...
Catalyst magazine of August 2015 add linkhas a brief article on a recent global footprint network report that shows utah ecological footprint is larger than the bio capacity of the state. HEcological footprintUPEC has a thorough report completed in 2007. Utah's ecological footprint