Category Archives: Parenthood

Debate Over Screening for Postpartum Depression

The “Melanie Blocker-Stokes Moms’ Opportunity to Access Health, Education, Research, and Support for Postpartum Depression Act” or more commonly known as the “Melanie Blocker-Stokes MOTHERS Act” is causing a surprising petition war on Capitol Hill. The Act calls for federal … Continue reading

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Marital Happiness, Reproduction and Traditional Gender Roles

Stephanie Coontz, director of research at the Council on Contemporary Families, addresses recent research that suggests that “marital quality drops, often quite steeply, after the transition to parenthood” in an op-ed piece in the New York Times. This conclusion was … Continue reading

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