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.

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By Linda Basch, PhD, PresidentToday, I'm urging everyone in our network to contact their Representatives to denounce HR 358 -- a catastrophic measure...
By Linda BaschNow a week after the AMREF luncheon, I want to share why I’m still feeling so inspired.
By Kyla Bender-BairdThis week has been National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week. All week I've been keeping my eye open for a fact to feature in...
By Linda Basch, PhD, President, National Council for Research on WomenWhen the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law...
By Juliana Stebbins*On March 4th, the Center for American Progress invited an array of policy experts and policymakers to discuss the new White House...

News

  • November 18, 2011

    U.S. births dropped for the third straight year — especially for young mothers — and experts think money worries are the reason.

    A federal report released Thursday showed declines in the birth rate for all races and most age groups....


  • November 17, 2011

    Even in urbanized Navi Mumbai, the majority of women in India do not have a say in deciding when to have a baby, the size of their family or the type of contraception to use. In other words, their reproductive life is dictated by their families. The...


  • November 15, 2011
    In a country where sex education focuses primarily on avoiding pregnancy and preventing sexually transmitted diseases, most women believe that having a baby is inevitably easy. But that neglects the reality that infertility affects some 7.3...

  • November 14, 2011

    A first-of-a-kind national report reveals that more than 14,720 emergency department visits were caused by drug-related intentional poisonings during 2009 (the latest year with available data). The report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health...


  • November 14, 2011

    HealthyWomen’s 2011 WomenTALK survey sought to understand women’s feelings about sexual health, their sex lives and relationships.