The same reasons for men to be involved in the issue of contraception exist that always have; raising children is too important to do solely by accident.
Hugo Schwyzer wrote in these pages about the uncertainty that exists after unprotected sex, and of his certainty in what makes a man, a father.
If you have ever answered, offhandedly, the question, “Do you have kids?” with “Not as far as I know,” read Hugo’s essay before you answer that question again.
As Lisa Hickey says, “If this doesn’t make a case for more men being involved in the contraception questions, I don’t know what does.”
I May Have a Son, but I’ll Never Know for Sure By Hugo Schwyzer
The question of abortion should involve men more. One of the most popular posts on the GMP (so popular that it crashed our servers) is of a man talking back to anti-abortion protesters outside the clinic where his wife was having an abortion.
Confronting Life By Aaron Gouveia
The message for men about abortion is not only to tell men to support women, but to be reminded that men are also involved, are asking themselves difficult questions, too, and also suffer emotionally. It’s time to ask whether there are any resources to support the men involved in abortions.
Why Men Should Be Included in Abortion Discussion By Courtney E. Martin of Alternet
In the first half of a series on the U.S. Affordable Care Act, Greg Peterson asks for even more: the same access to health care coverage under federal law that is guaranteed to women. Think vasectomies, family planning counseling, and even reproductive cancers are covered under the Act? Check again.
Feds to Men: Buy Your Own Aspirin and Put It Between Your Knees By Greg Peterson
At the same time that men’s contraception is being stalled in trials, s men’s reproductive rights are being actively attacked in US Congress. Misty McLaughlin reminds us that reproduction takes (at least) two.
On The Reproductive Rights And Responsibility Of Men By Misty McLaughlin of Role/Reboot
Originally published on “Promiscuity Keepers,” Franklin Veaux points out some of the similar arguments used against both gay rights and contraception.
Some Thoughts on Human Rights By Franklin Veaux
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