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Serwaa Adu-Tutu St. Joseph's Hospital

Kathleen Prieskorn gasped in shock as her medical nightmare began. Still reeling from the heartbreak of an earlier miscarriage, Prieskorn was three months pregnant and working as a waitress when she felt a twinge, felt a trickle down her leg and realized she was miscarrying again. She rushed to her doctor’s office, “where I learned […]

Religious Women and Contraceptive Use: It’s the Norm


Are condoms compatible with churchgoing? The answer, according to recent research, is a resounding “yes.” The overwhelming majority of religious women use contraception, according to an April study by the Guttmacher Institute [PDF], a reproductive health policy organization in New York City. Guttmacher’s findings debunk the rejection of modern-day contraception by the Catholic Church—a problem […]