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Opinion: Calling Macon “abortion-free” is misleading. Here’s why we need reproductive justice in Middle Georgia

Opinion: Calling Macon “abortion-free” is misleading. Here’s why we need reproductive justice in Middle Georgia

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

September 26, 2019

There is a difference between “pro-choice” and “reproductive justice,” which holds that omitting the challenges that folks face trying to access even legal abortion is irresponsible. With Turner’s talk, I wanted less “pro-choice” and more reproductive justice.

My story with birth control

My story with birth control

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

September 26, 2019

Although I came in feeling like a strong woman taking charge of her health, I immediately felt like a teenage girl being warned not to get pregnant. My doctor took me through a birth control tour unprompted, showing off an IUD like a brand new Mercedes. I said I would think about it.

September is PCOS Awareness Month. Here’s what it’s like to get diagnosed

September is PCOS Awareness Month. Here’s what it’s like to get diagnosed

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

September 9, 2019

My doctor told me everything I needed to know, but she also told me that it’s common for people to misunderstand PCOS. I spoke to a surgeon who specializes in reproductive surgery about the ins and outs of PCOS.

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