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    The Washington Post recently reported that, in an unprecedented and dangerous move, the Trump-Pence administration has banned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from using seven key words and phrases: “evidence-based,” “science-based,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” and

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    J. Marion Sims statue (photo via Wally Gobetz)

    When images of white supremacists taking the streets in Charlottesville first surfaced, thousands of New Yorkers participated in rallies to condemn the hateful actions and rhetoric of white supremacist groups. The protests were powerful affirmations of our city’s stance against racism and hatred.

    But even though New York City is seen as a progressive place, we must not let this

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    Planned Parenthood NYC 

    Many of us have been involved in national actions like participating in the Women’s March on Washington, but now more than ever, it’s just as important to take action at our state and local level. On Monday, January 30, dozens of Planned Parenthood of New York City supporters, volunteers, and staff are getting on a bus to Albany to demand that our elected officials protect New Yorkers’ access to health care.

    In the midst of the worst assault on reproductive rights that we’ve ever seen, we need leaders that will stand up for reproductive

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    PPNYC celebrates 100 years with First Lady McCray

    One hundred years ago, in 1916, Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) opened in Brownsville, Brooklyn as a small birth control clinic. Since then, PPNYC has grown to five health centers—one in each borough—and provides sexual and reproductive health care services and information to more than 64,000 New Yorkers each year, and reaches another 25,000 through our extensive sex education programs.

    Incredible gains have been made over the past century. PPNYC has been at the forefront of increasing access to birth

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    City's health commissioner, Dr. Mary Bassett, discusses Zika (photo: @nychealthy)

    As the Zika virus continues to make headlines around the world, it is crucial that our city, state and federal governments do all that they can to prevent the spread of Zika. This is especially important in New York City, home to approximately 25% of the cases in the United States.   

    Our elected officials are doing just that. The Mayor’s Office has unveiled ...

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    A City Hall rally in support of menstrual equity

    My period got me suspended from school. That should not happen to anyone. Yet in New York City and elsewhere, people who have periods—including transgender and gender-nonconforming people—still struggle to access menstrual products and the resources they need. This can hurt their ability to succeed academically, personally, and professionally.

    New York just made history when the City Council approved the nation’s first bills of their kind to provide free tampons and pads in all public schools, homeless

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    NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray at a Planned Parenthood rally (photo: @Chirlane) 

    In the face of federal debate and brinksmanship over funding for Planned Parenthood, many in New York City have doubled down on support for the women's health care organization.

    In the past month, the city has seen the...


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    Council Members Kallos (middle), Cumbo (left), & Cornegy (photo: @BenKallos)

    NEW YORK - City Council Members Ben Kallos, Laurie Cumbo, and Robert Cornegy today introduced a bill and five-point plan to help working parents re-enter the workforce after temporary disruptions in employment.

    The proposed legislation, of which Kallos is the lead sponsor and he introduced at the