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.

Increase Funding for the Title X Family Planning Program, Help Low Income Women Access Quality, Affordable Family Planning Services and Other Preventive Health Care, 2009

Increase Funding for the Title X Family Planning Program, Help Low Income Women Access Quality, Affordable Family Planning Services and Other Preventive Health Care, 2009

URL: 
http://www.nwlc.org/pdf/title%20x%20fact%20sheet%2009.pdf
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NWLC Media Toolkit

The fight for progressive health care reform is currently at a crossroads of major consequence at both the state and national levels, and addressing the barriers to women's health care access is more important than ever before. In order to ensure that women are active and vocal advocates in this fight, the National Women's Law Center has launched Reform Matters: Making Real Progress for Women and Health Care.

NWLC's efforts include: a Reform Matters Toolkit, a Reform Matters Conference Call Series, technical and informational assistance, the National Women and Health Care Coalition, and Health Care for America Now. http://nwlc.org/reformmatters/about.html September, 2009

URL: 
http://nwlc.org/reformmatters/about.html
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NWLC Issue Brief: Women and Health Coverage: A Framework for Moving Forward 2007

URL: 
http://www.nwlc.org/pdf/NWLCHealthInsuranceIssueBrief2007.pdf
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NWLC Issue Brief: “Women and Health Coverage: The Affordability Gap”

URL: 
http://www.nwlc.org/pdf/NWLCCommonwealthHealthInsuranceIssueBrief2007.pdf
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Report: “Women Hard Hit by the Worsening Economy Need Targeted Assistance” July 2008

URL: 
http://www.nwlc.org/pdf/WomenEconomicRecoveryJuly2008.pdf
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National Council of Women's Organizations

The National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO) is a non-partisan network of over 240 organizations representing more than 12 million women. Affiliates, which include America's leading women's research, service and advocacy groups, are diverse and their platforms vary. All, however, work for women's equal participation in the economic, social and political life of our country and the world. Our numbers are the critical force that gives NCWO its power and strength. In addition to organizational members, NCWO welcomes individual members.

Contact

714 "G" Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
Ph. (202) 293-4505
Fx. (202) 293-4507
http://www.womensorganizations.org
ncwo@ncwo-online.org
eanderson@ncwo-online.org

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Dawn Aldrich, Director of Programs and Policy
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New Faces, More Voices

New Faces, More Voices is a leadership training institute of the National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO). Launched during summer 1999, the purpose of this program is to strengthen the women's movement by providing leadership training and skill building for interns of NCWO member organizations. As a complement to their internship policy work, this program provides NCWO member organization interns with the training they need to engage in effective advocacy and organizing around feminist social justice issues.

Task Forces

Younger Women

Continues to expand with 11 chapters and 4,000 members around the country under the leadership of National Director, Shannon Lynberg

Domestic Priorities

Meets monthly and has four upcoming Congressional Briefings on various timely issues of importance to women

Women's Health

Exists to help support the work that NCWO member organizations are doing to advance women's health, as well as to promote NCWO's health care policy agenda

Global Issues

Working with Ambassadors and Embassies from around the world on promoting women's issues;

Corporate Accountability

Its "Women on Wall Street" project, which recently won a major class action suit under the leadership of Martha Burk

Media and Technology

Our newest Task Force, which led the charge during the Don Imus scandal and continues to work on racism and sexism in the media and new technologies

Older Women and Economic Security (OWES)

Actively working to protect Social Security from privatization and other issues

ERA

Now focused on the new Women's Equality Amendment


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 NCWO Internship Program

NCWO internships are unpaid, but can be performed for college credit. Interns are reimbursed for travel costs


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Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality

Our Mission: To produce and disseminate knowledge and resources that address the impact of gender on health and well-being, promote healthy sexuality, and reduce sexual and reproductive health disparities.
 
RESEARCH: We perform rigorous, innovative research with diverse populations, link findings to practice, and evaluate the impact of evidence-based interventions.
 
EDUCATION: We offer advanced educational opportunities for undergraduate- and graduate-level students and work to implement evidence-based curricula.
 
TRAINING: We provide cutting-edge continuing education and professional development programs for educators, healthcare providers, and paraprofessionals.
 
POLICY: We link research to best practices and disseminate findings to policymakers to promote healthy sexuality.

Contact

835 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Ph. (415) 817-4525

http://cregs.sfsu.edu/



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Dr. Colleen Hoff, Director
E-mail: choff@sfsu.edu

Dr. Andreana Clay, Research Faculty

Dr. Jessica Fields, Research Faculty
E-mail: jfields@sfsu.edu

Dr. Anu Manchikanti, Research Faculty

Dr. Alexis Martinez, Research Faculty

Dr. Rita Melendez, Research Faculty
E-mail: rmelende@sfsu.edu
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Researchers at CREGS conduct projects examining a wide range of subjects, including sexual health, gender equality, health disparities and HIV prevention. The impact of CREGS’ work is far reaching. Our researchers consistently garner professional recognition and our work has contributed significantly to the national and international sexual research agenda.

Gender & Sexuality Seminar Series


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Our student internship opportunities offer academic credit for SFSU students, and position availability depends on the semester. Graduate and undergraduate students from San Francisco State University interested in involvement with CREGS should contact the Principle Investigator of the specific study the student is interested in. Visit our research projects page for a list of current CREGS research faculty and projects.
 
Volunteer Opportunities
 
CREGS is always looking for help from people interested in contributing to our work. Volunteers are always welcome. If you have an idea how you would like to work with us, feel free to send us an email.
 
 
The Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality (CREGS) is seeking thoughtful, provocative articles to feature on the front page of the CREGS website. CREGS is dedicated to producing knowledge and resources that address the impact gender on health and well-being, promote healthy sexuality, and reduce sexual and reproductive health disparities.

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IN THE NEWS: Special Healthcare Reform Edition

November 6, 2009 posted by Vivienne Heston-Demirel


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New Resources on Women’s Poverty and Health

URL: 
http://www.nwlc.org/details.cfm?id=3732&section=child%20and%20family%20support

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC)

URL: 
http://www.nwlc.org
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