Health, Reproductive Rights & Sexuality

Full equality for women and girls can be attained only when they have the information and services they need to lead healthy lives and make informed and independent decisions about their health, reproductive health and sexuality. Health for women depends on many factors, including access to safe water and nutritious food; affordable care and insurance; disease prevention and access to comprehensive reproductive and maternal health services; and awareness and support for women with HIV/AIDS and other diseases and disabilities. Health is not limited to physical well-being but extends to sexuality, mental health and body image as well. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

Findings From Recent National Survey On Coverage for Prescription Birth Control

on the eve of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ “Fortnight for Freedom” to roll back birth control coverage, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released new data clearly showing that American voters overwhelmingly support access to affordable birth control and understand that it is an issue of basic economic fairness and health, not religious liberty.

URL: 
http://www.nwlc.org/sites/default/files/Me10608.pdf
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Estimated Pregnancy Rates and Rates of Pregnancy Outcomes for the United States, 1990–2008

Objectives—This report presents detailed pregnancy rates for 1990–2008, updating a national series of rates extending since 1976.

Methods—Tabular and graphical data on pregnancy rates by age,race, and Hispanic origin, and by marital status are presented and described.

URL: 
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_07.pdf
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