Word to the Wise: Empowering Teens

Word to the Wise: Empowering Teens

You can be a very important influence in the lives of your grandchildren and/or other young people. You can help create a system of support that enables them to have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. So often...

Word to the Wise: Breaking Silence

For centuries, despite silence around contraception and abortion, women have passed information along. They have spoken in euphemisms such as “bringing on the menses” or “taking the trade,” which meant taking a powdered abortifacient.For contraceptives, they used...
Word to the Wise

Word to the Wise

Remembering “Granny” Midwives Hidden knowledge can be powerful. It empowered enslaved Black women in the 18th and 19th centuries to resist oppression. African midwives brought with them the folk knowledge of methods of contraception and abortion. It was...