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The Catholic Playbook on Contraception, Circa 1950…and The Doctor’s Role In It.

A Little Sister & Friend Mike Magee Who knew – The Little Sisters of the Poor’s new best friend would be Donald Trump? Catholic institutions were first in line to challenge the ACA, followed by a motley crew of Obama haters who persisted for two terms before being exposed as having no legitimate health policy […]

Geographic Health Disparity for Abortion Access.

The 176 Year History Behind Today’s Attacks On Women’s Health.

Mike Magee In an editorial in this week’s NEJM, editors state, “We strongly support Planned Parenthood not only for its efforts to channel fetal tissue into important medical research but also for its other work as one of the country’s largest providers of health care for women, especially poor women. In 2013, the most recent […]

Building A Relationship, Creating Proximity, and Treating Postpartum Depression: The Rocking Chair Project

Mike Magee This week, an important paper appeared in JAMA that drew the attention of my wife, Trish Magee, an early childhood educator, and me. The article focused on the study of postpartum depression with a special eye toward economically disadvantaged women.(1) We were interested for a number of reasons. First, between 1992 and 1997, […]

The AMA, Rep. Akins “Legitimate Rape”, and Physician Leadership

Mike Magee At times like these, with Rep. Todd Akins “legitimate rape” remarks fresh in everyone’s minds, there is a natural tendency for Americans to turn to their respected leaders to re-establish sanity and reassure the public that we have not completely lost either our judgement or sense of civility. And so, we’ve heard the […]

Giving Women The Power To Save Their Lives

Mike Magee Apparently Melinda Gates has had just about enough. Recently she stated, ““Somewhere along the way we got confused by our own conversation and we stopped trying to save these lives.”(1) Was she referring to some new radical idea or great scientific conundrum? Not at all. She was referring to contraception and the availability […]

Is Mitt Romney (Like George W. Bush) Going To Throw Science Under The Bus?

Mike Magee MD Last year, American women took advantage of emergency contraception in the United States over 12 million times.(1) That’s a steep increase over prior years. What it means is that these women decided to use contraception, albeit after sexual intercourse, rather than conceive an unwanted child. It also means that some of these […]

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