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Regardless of party affiliation, congressional women deliver more federal projects to their home districts and sponsor and co-sponsor more legislation than their male colleagues. In a study that was recently published in The American Journal of Political Science, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Chicago attributed women's political success not to some innate political instinct but to the fact that it's really hard for us to get elected (there are currently 360 men and 75 women in the House; 83 men and 17 women in the Senate). They theorize that women feel immense pressure to measure up, so instead of meeting expectations, we surpass them.

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In Toulouse, French Family Planning Can’t Keep Up

BY IN women eNews On 05-01-2015

Abortion can be a hassle in some parts of France, despite the country’s liberalizing trend. A 12-week limit, mandatory one-week waiting period and the lag in scheduling appointments all add strain.

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In Toulouse, French Family Planning Can’t Keep Up


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