ACNM web site offers breast-feeding resources

Help women overcome barriers to breast-feeding with information from a new on-line resource,, developed by the Washington, DC-based American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

The web site features information on why "breast is best," as well as outlines the ABCs of breast-feeding. It also addresses concerns often posed to clinicians during discussions of breast-feeding. Resource listings and recommended reading materials are included, as well as the latest news and research on breast-feeding. Information also is included for employers to help support breast-feeding mothers.

ACNM has partnered with several government and nongovernmental agencies to ensure that the information is relevant for women who choose breast-feeding. Future plans include a Spanish-language version of the web site.

New condom now available from Trojan

Trojan brand condoms, distributed by Church & Dwight Co. in Princeton, NJ, have added another option: Twisted Pleasure condoms.

The latex condom features a patented double twist bulbous contour at the closed end of the condom.. The condoms, which arrived on retail shelves in June, are available in boxes of 12 for a suggested retail price of $8.99.

New Arabic web site offers EC information

Reproductive health advocates have now launched the first Arabic language web site dedicated to emergency contraception (EC).

The Arabic EC web site can be accessed directly through the address or through the Emergency Contraception web site at It provides EC information, a directory of clinicians willing to provide EC in the United States and Canada, and a searchable database of contraceptives available worldwide that can be used for EC. Advocates affiliated with the Washington, DC-based Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, the Cambridge, MA-based Ibis Reproductive Health, and the Office of Population Research at Princeton (NJ) University united to develop the site.