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Does Contraception Reduce Abortions?

The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.

Aug. 20 2015 7:00 AMWant to Donate Your Body to Science? Call Me.I feel lucky to have worked for an ethical business in such a loosely regulated industry.
Aug. 13 2015 2:57 PMAfrica’s Year Without PolioThe unglamorous but effective global search for every last trace of a terrible disease.
Aug. 5 2015 11:33 AMPubMed All Day, Captain Awkward All NightEvery website a Slate science writer visits more than 20 times a month.
July 22 2015 5:56 AMWhat Ailments Were These Horrific Medical Treatments Supposed to Cure?The 17th century was a terrible time to suffer from apoplexy.
July 13 2015 7:26 AMHospital ChecklistThe 12 questions every patient should ask doctors and nurses.
July 1 2015 3:32 PMHow Tough Are the Vaccination Laws in Your State?And how many children are protected from dangerous diseases?
June 26 2015 7:01 AMShut Up and SipCoffee is neither good nor bad for you. Now you may go.
May 21 2015 2:53 AMFaith Healing Kills ChildrenIt’s time to eliminate religious exemptions from medical care.
May 8 2015 3:54 AM“Can I Celebrate Mother’s Day?”How my patients face the holiday after a miscarriage. 
May 5 2015 10:50 AMHoney Bunches of LiesWhy eating local honey won’t cure your allergies.
April 29 2015 9:09 AMDoctors Throwing FitsOne of the hardest parts of being a nurse is dealing with bullying doctors.
April 8 2015 11:09 AMPersonal Exemptions From ReasonAs states try to improve vaccination rates, anti-vaxxers rally.
April 6 2015 1:37 PMAll Lives MatterWhy do Sierra Leonean and American clinicians with Ebola get different care?
March 31 2015 10:00 AMGet a Move OnA new book offers augmented reality running advice.
March 27 2015 5:16 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Aug. 19 2015 11:44 AMDo Chewing Sounds Make You Crazy?The condition has a name—misophonia—and a very small but contentious community of researchers.
Aug. 10 2015 11:32 AMThat *#^% Sugar FilmEverything movie critics think they know about sugar is wrong.
July 31 2015 5:55 AMFetal Tissue Gives Hope for One of the Worst DiseasesPlanned Parenthood is right to supply it.
July 21 2015 9:49 AMTrauma Post TraumaThe “gold standard” treatment for PTSD makes many vets’ symptoms even worse.
July 2 2015 1:38 AMDon’t Go in the WaterWhy a nasty parasite is thriving in chlorinated swimming pools and water parks.
July 1 2015 1:34 PMA Victory for Public HealthMeasles outbreaks at Disneyland show just how vicious this virus can be.
June 2 2015 10:00 AMWe Will Keep on ProvidingAnti-abortion restrictions are cruel, unscientific, and dangerous.
May 14 2015 11:16 AMDocs on WheelsMobile clinics are a great way to deliver health care.
May 5 2015 11:26 AMThe “How Does a Home-Birth Midwife Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked Karen Jefferson about her workday.
May 4 2015 1:12 PMThe Doctor Won’t See You NowConcierge medicine serves the ridiculously rich at the expense of everyone else.
April 16 2015 4:06 PMMy Son, the StatisticIf I had to do it over, I would vaccinate him again.
April 8 2015 10:42 AMStaying AliveThe first life I saved after I graduated from medical school.
April 2 2015 10:15 AMUnmatchedThe system for placing medical school graduates in residency programs is inefficient and ugly.
March 29 2015 7:31 PMDon’t Blame It on DepressionThat’s not what made the Germanwings co-pilot murder 149 people.
March 27 2015 10:59 AMCould Better Psychological Testing Prevent a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash?Probably not. 

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