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Chants of a different sort greet U.S. Rep. Omar upon her return home to Minnesota. Also on our Friday rundown: A new report says gunshot survivors need more outreach, support. Plus, sharing climate-change perspectives in Charlotte.

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Public News Service - MO: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Missouri women have a new option for preventing an unintended pregnancy. It's called "ella," an emergency contraception pill approved recently by the FDA that reduces the chances of pregnancy for up to five days after unprotected sex. Critics of emergency contraception say it's r

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An invisible line exists between red states and blue states about family values, according to new research from a law professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City. States tallying the most Democratic votes in the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections, called "blue states," have

ST. LOUIS, MO. - Clinics and health departments throughout Missouri are now offering a vaccine for males that was created to help protect females from certain sexually-associated diseases. Gardasil combats the Human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus that can be passed during sexual contact and is

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - With less than a month left in the current session of the Missouri Legislature, time is running out for a bill that would give rape victims information on preventing an unwanted pregnancy. The CARE bill, or Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies, would require rape victi

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The rates of infection for sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) have dropped in Missouri, but the numbers remain high, according to a new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Paula Gianino, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood o

St. Louis, MO - After a 12-year decline, evidence shows a rise in the teen birth rate across the country and in Missouri. The results indicate the rise is not necessarily due to an increase in sexual activity, but rather, a reduced use of contraceptives - specifically condoms. Rev. Rebecca Turner,

St. Louis, MO - As Congressional leaders prepare to debate health care reform in Washington, DC this summer, advocates for reproductive health in Missouri are hoping the lawmakers will include issues such as combating teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in their considerations.

Jefferson City, MO – Advocates for reproductive rights say the Missouri House of Representatives needs to take a lesson in sex education, after the House this week passed an amendment to protect pharmacies that refuse to fill birth control prescriptions. Reproductive rights advocates with Pla

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