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

  • June 4, 2010

    Fox News: Data from a study in the American Journal of Preventitive Medicine shows that only a third of young women have received the human papillomavirus (HPV)vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer. Over 70% of the girls in the study were white,...


  • June 4, 2010

    BBC: The governor of the Lombardy region in northern Italy is offering pregnant women $5,500 to not have an abortion.  Women would have to prove financial hardship to get the 18 monthly payments.  Critics are calling the policy pro-life...


  • June 4, 2010

    Human Rights Watch: "In a landmark decision today, Mexico’s Supreme Court required all of the country’s states to distribute emergency contraception and to provide access to abortion for rape victims, which affirms women's rights...


  • June 4, 2010

    Washington Post: Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have discovered that 17% of teen girls have used the rhythm method as a form of birth control.  This marks an increase from 2002, when only 11% of teen girls used this...


  • June 1, 2010

    From Fox News:  A Cleveland doctor has developed a vaccine that may prevent breast cancers from forming and could halt the rate of growth of existing tumors.  The vaccine could be administered to women over 40, and works by causing the...