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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Spring Is In The Air

spring flowers

Birth Control, Health Care, STIs, Uncategorized

It is always a delicate judgement call here in Maine, deciding when to officially call it ‘spring,’ but we’re calling it here at Maine Family Planning. The daffodils and forsythia are in full bloom, and seedlings are going into the ground any day. As we look forward to warmer days and more time outside, as […]

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REPRO GIFT GUIDE, 2020 Edition

Wintertime in a park

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By Mareisa Weil, MFP Director of Development If you’re anything like me, you may not have it all together in terms of end-of-the-year tokens of affection for your friends and family. The fact that I sent out six holiday cards was a huge achievement for me. So, to help us all out, I have compiled […]

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Sex, Orgasm, Stress and the Holidays: COVID-19 Edition

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You may have noticed that we are in a pandemic, and it has been going on for some time now.  COVID-19 is a very stressful situation and, for some people, sex and/or orgasm are major coping mechanisms for managing stress. Holidays typically bring their own stressors in a normal year, and this being the farthest […]

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Today We Celebrate, Tomorrow We Continue the Work

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The Associated Press has called the race: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be the next President and Vice President of the United States. We are deeply relieved that we will soon see an end to the divisive and harmful policies of the Trump-Pence administration, policies that negatively impacted women, immigrants, people of color, and […]

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Should You Get Tested for Syphilis?

Syphilis bacteria can be detected with a quick blood test.

STIs, Uncategorized

Over half of people in the U.S. will get a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) during their lifetime, yet most adults don’t know how common STIs are — or that they’re on the rise. MFP’s STI Series aims to bridge that knowledge gap. Armed with the facts, we can bust stigma and stay healthy! Folks, we […]

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Honoring Justice Ginsburg

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Maine Family Planning—its supporters, its Board and its staff—are deeply saddened by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Collectively, we send our condolences to her family, loved ones and friends. Justice Ginsburg was a fierce and unrelenting champion of an individual’s right to choose abortion care. Her absence on the Supreme Court […]

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Black Lives Matter.

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All of us at Maine Family Planning are outraged by police violence against Black people and families, protesters, and mourners. We condemn the systemic racism and oppression that impede the actualization of reproductive justice, a vision and movement founded by Black women that honors and upholds personal bodily autonomy and the ability to have children, […]

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