Abby Parmalee

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July 27, 2018

Not ‘Just A Phase’: Growing Up With Gender Dysphoria

The transition from youth to adolescence can be anxiety-inducing, navigating the physical changes and social pressures to fit in. But for those who experience gender dysphoria -- the feeling that your gender doesn't match your biological sex -- adolescence can be especially traumatic. Support and care early on can make the difference between slipping between the cracks and thriving, as the stories of two transitioning youth show.


Birth control pills.

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July 23, 2018

Planned Parenthood Speaks Out Against Proposed Changes To Title X

Planned Parenthood of Illinois is speaking out against proposed changes to the only federal program that provides funding for birth control. Those changes include a so-called "gag rule" that could affect thousands of Illinois residents.


A measure aimed to bridge the gender wage gap was approved by the Illinois General Assembly last month.

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June 18, 2018

Push To Bridge Gender Wage Gap Continues

A measure aimed to bridge the gender wage gap was approved by the Illinois General Assembly last month. This is the second attempt by lawmakers to get a ‘no salary history’ initiative into law. Employers would no longer be able to ask someone what they previously earned during interviews.


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