Stories by Tara Culp-Ressler

Tara Culp-Ressler is the Health Editor for ThinkProgress. Before joining the ThinkProgress team, Tara deepened her interest in progressive politics from a faith-based perspective at several religious nonprofits, including Faith in Public Life, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, and Interfaith Voices. subscribe to Tara Culp-Ressler's feed

Posted on: Feb 14, 2014, Source: Think Progress

TED's mission further stigmatizes abortion by conceding to the harmful societal assumption that abortion is something that can't be openly discussed.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

Fewer women are getting pregnant because of expanded access to contraception.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

Eric Lawson is the third cowboy model for the brand to succumb to lung disease.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

Some lawmakers simply need to go back to health class. Here are lessons about reproductive health that GOP politicians should commit to memory.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

Outside a $1,000 a plate luncheon, Governor Corbett faced a man whose fiancee died at 41 because she had no health insurance.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

CDC research dispels prevailing assumptions about black fathers, they're more involved with their children's lives than previously thought.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2014, Source: Think Progress

Homeless and poor people most at risk.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2014, Source: Think Progress

Two years ago, 14-year-old Daisy was sexually assaulted by a member of Maryville’s high school football team and left semi-unconscious in her front yard in the middle of the night.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2013, Source: Think Progress

GOP lawmakers certainly failed our women this year.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2013, Source: Think Progress

The line includes several different types of underwear and shorts that are intended to be difficult for a sexual predator to remove.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

Students are working to remove "homosexual acts" from the list of behaviors that constitute sexual misconduct -- and replacing it with a definition that's arguably worse.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

One-third of U.S. women will have an abortion in their lifetime, but nobody is talking about it — The 1 in 3 Week of Action hopes to change that.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2013, Source: Think Progress

And the GOP? Well, it got less popular.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

The group behind last week's elaborate prank on Playboy Magazine realized that students wanted real consent-themed materials.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Sparked by a women's unnecessary death last year, Ireland now permits live-saving abortions.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Fifteen-year-old Anthony Stokes has less than six months to live unless he receives an emergency heart transplant.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

College activists have a new online resource to help educate students about the rights afforded to them under federal gender equity laws.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2013, Source: Think Progress

More than 5,000 have signed petition pointing out hypocrisy of anti-abortion push.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2013, Source: Think Progress

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill also moved the woman's attacker to a dorm close to hers.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Anti-abortion zealots are getting bolder.