Cervical Health Awareness Month

Health Care, Reproductive Health

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and the importance of cervical cancer screening and treatment cannot be overstated. Interventions play a pivotal role in early detection, prevention, and successful management of this potentially life-threatening disease. Early Detection Saves Lives:Cervical cancer often develops slowly, starting with precancerous changes that can be identified through regular screenings like […]

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Exploring the Intersections of Harm Reduction and Reproductive Justice on International Overdose Awareness Day

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Health Care, Reproductive Justice

In the realm of public health and social advocacy, two seemingly distinct movements have emerged, each with its own unique objectives and strategies. Harm reduction, primarily associated with substance use and addiction, and reproductive justice, focused on gender equity and bodily autonomy, might appear disconnected at first glance. However, a deeper analysis reveals that these […]

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Roe’s 50th Anniversary is a Reminder: Keep Fighting

Roe's 50th Anniversary is a Reminder: Keep Fighting

Abortion, Get Involved, Health Care, Reproductive Health, Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Rights

This month marks the arrival of two milestones: the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision, and the second annual Maternal Health Awareness Day. Both occasions fall on January 22 & 23 respectively, and both have been rendered bittersweet by last June’s disastrous Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling, reversing a half-century of precedent and […]

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What This Week’s Abortion News Means for Mainers

What This Week's Abortion News Means for Mainers

Abortion, Get Involved, Health Care, Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights

2023 kicked off this week with significant news for abortion access. On Tuesday, January 3, 2023, the FDA codified its December 2021 lifting of the in-person dispensing requirement for mifepristone and announced a protocol that will allow retail pharmacies to offer mifepristone with a prescription from a certified healthcare provider. CVS and Walgreens confirmed that they will offer mifepristone […]

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Maine Family Planning Applauds Maine House for Electing First Black Speaker, All-Women Leadership

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Health Care, Reproductive Justice

Following the news that Representative Rachel Talbot Ross has been elected Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 131st session of the Maine Legislature, Maine Family Planning President and CEO George A. Hill released the following statement: “Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross’s ascension to the Speakership is a long overdue moment to celebrate, and a reminder that […]

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National Rural Health Day

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Health Care

Thursday, November 17 is recognized as National Rural Health Day. Maine has the highest percentage of folks living in rural areas in the country, along with vast swaths of uninhabited territory. Maine is wild, and we like it that way. Delivering rural health care here in Maine is an honor and a challenge, and many intersecting issues impact […]

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MFP Statement on Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. JWHO

Abortion, Get Involved, Health Care, Reproductive Health, Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Rights, Uncategorized

MFP Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Today in its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to erode civil rights instead of advancing them. This is a dark moment in our history. By voting to overturn its own precedent set by Roe v. Wade in 1973, […]

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