Archive for the ‘Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.’ Category

What two decades of ICPD policy has done for women’s health

Editor’s Note: This is Part III of a four part series on the implications and effects of the International Conference on Population and Development that took place twenty years ago in Cairo. Find Part I here and Part II here.

As the UN takes stock of fifteen years of Millennium Development Goals and twenty years of International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) policies, the same themes repeatedly emerge: the...

The Cost of Cloning

Some achievements are heroic, some advance technology in a way that changes lives for the better, and others exist solely to bring a measure of fame to the doer. Despite a flurry of media coverage, a recent report of cloning human embryos seems likely to take its place joining a plethora of Guinness records such as the largest ball of yarn and the highest number of consecutive somersaults. But while this accomplishment involves multiple...

Marketing Natural Family Planning: Promoting Persons Over Industry

(Zenit.org) – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops designated the last full week of July as national Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, with a focus on introducing people to the concept of NFP in general, debunking the common misconceptions that have been attached to it, and attempting to convince couples to use NFP in place of artificial means of contraception. This goal carries inherent challenges, as the target audience has already been...