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Report Finds Abortion Care Appointment Wait Time Increases of Nearly Three Weeks in Texas After HB 2
The wait time for an abortion care appointment in some Texas metropolitan areas increased to about 20 days following the passage of an omnibus antiabortion-rights bill (HB 2) in 2013, according to a new report from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project, the Texas Tribune reports.

Op-Ed Highlights Impact of U.S. Abortion Restrictions Worldwide
In an opinion piece for Foreign Policy in Focus, columnist Nathalie Baptiste marks Sept. 28 as the day of action for abortion-rights supporters by discussing the "difficult global climate" they face, writing, "Whether it's a total ban or laws that make it virtually impossible to obtain an abortion -- like in certain states in the U.S. -- abortion rights are under attack in every part of the globe."

NYC Health Dept. Launches Campaign To Raise Awareness of Contraception Options
The New York City Health Department recently announced the launch of "Maybe the IUD," a public education campaign to increase awareness of the intrauterine device and other contraceptive methods, NPR's "Shots" reports.

Study Finds Women Underrepresented in HIV Drug Trials
Women are underrepresented in clinical trials for HIV drugs and related research, according to a study published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Reuters reports.

Blogs Praise S.C. Woman for Fighting Back Against 'Homophobic Sex Education," Blast Fetal Tissue Research Bans, More
Read the week's best commentary from bloggers at RH Reality Check, Care2 and more.