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.

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

Whittling away Wisconsin women's reproductive rights.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2013, Source: Think Progress

How's that for justice?

Posted on: Apr 28, 2013, Source: Think Progress

After automatic budget cuts slashed their funding, cancer clinics have been forced todelay chemotherapy treatment for their patients.

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

Another school chooses to protect an athlete instead of sexual assault victims.

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

Katelyn Campbell is fighting to ensure her peers get accurate information about sexuality. Her school is hosting conservative abstinence hysteric Pam Stenzel.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2013, Source: Think Progress

State is first to attempt to outlaw abortion after just six weeks, which basically means altogether.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Low-income Americans are resorting to desperate measures to access the care they need. Time to expand Medicaid.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Score one point for America's self-appointed Moral Scolds.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, both minors, will likely be sentenced to jail time until they reach the age of 21. They will also be required to register as sex offenders.

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

A bill awaiting Gov. Phil Bryant’s (R) signature would prevent any Mississippi county from taking steps to regulate the food and beverage industries.

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

As people around the world recognize International Women’s Day, few would claim that women have achieved true parity.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

Mental patients without treatment; slashes to HIV testing... how Congress is playing politics with our lives.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Sorry to be such a downer on Valentine's Day, but sexually transmitted diseases are still very much with us. Kids, this is especially for you.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2013, Source: Think Progress

It never ends.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2012, Source: Think Progress

The law will seriously threaten women’s access to the health services they need by imposing harsh regulations on abortion clinics and providers.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2012, Source: Think Progress

Hopefully these Republicans learned an important lesson last night.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2012, Source: Think Progress

Aside from punishing women who have children, the proposed bill perpetrates a dangerous attitude toward survivors of sexual assault.