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Anti-Epileptic Drugs in Reproductive eAge Women: Valproic Acid and Topiramate Common

There have long been concerns regarding the safety of the anticonvulsant valproic acid (Depakote) during pregnancy.  Back in 2009, the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society recommended against the use of valproic acid in women of childbearing age because of the various risks associated with prenatal exposure, citing significantly increased risk of congenital… Read More »

Planned Parenthood’s Alencia Johnson on how Hollywood can help highlight critical issues facing women

(Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images) Hollywood is finally seeing more Black women in positions of power who are working hard to tell our stories in an authentic and impactful way. These stories are crucial to amplifying real-life issues affecting our communities. TheGrio caught up with Alencia Johnson, Director of public engagement at Planned Parenthood Federation… Read More »