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Awards Recognize Reproductive Health and Rights Coverage

NEW YORK CITY — Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is pleased to announce the winners of the PPFA Maggie Awards for 2007: Cosmopolitan magazine, Glamour magazine, the New York Daily News, and KTVK-TV - Channel 3, in Phoenix, Arizona. The PPFA Maggie Awards recognize exceptional achievement by the media and arts and entertainment industries in presentation and coverage of reproductive rights and health care issues, including contraception, sexuality education, teen pregnancy, abortion and international family planning.

"Planned Parenthood is indebted to those in the media who have the courage and commitment to write and produce work about the vital issues that affect millions of women, men, and teens we serve everyday," said PPFA President Cecile Richards.

"Accurate and informative media coverage of reproductive rights and health care issues is critically important in today's media-saturated culture."

The PPFA Maggie Awards, inaugurated in 1978, are named after Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. This year's winners are In the magazine category …

  • Cosmopolitan, "Your Gyno Exam: What to Know Before You Go," by Amanda Pressner
  • Glamour, "New Lies About Women's Health," by Brian Alexander

In the newspaper category …

  • New York Daily News, three columns: "Pro-child, pro-choice politics," "Birds, bees belong in school," "Voters choose choice — but now …"; by Lenore Skenazy

And in the television news category…

  • KTVK-TV - Channel 3, Phoenix, Arizona, "Sex Education Varies in Arizona's Schools" — two-part series, by Brandy Aguilar, producer

PPFA considers nominations in the categories of television, radio, newspaper, music, magazine, book, new media, theater, film and video, and advertising. Entries are judged by professionals from the communications field and experts in family planning and reproductive health. Judges consider creativity, quality, relevance, risk, and effectiveness, as well as cultural diversity. Information on previous PPFA Maggie Award winners and nominating forms for the 2008 Maggie Awards will be available here.


Planned Parenthood Federation of America


Andrea Hagelgans, 212-261-4652


May 13, 2014