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

  • May 16, 2010

    From NPR: While President Barack Obama has succeeded in passing his health care bill, anti-abortion activists are now using the new law to pressure private insurers to limit coverage for abortion.  Stating that...


  • May 14, 2010

    May 9-15 has been named National Women's Health Week.  This weeklong observance encourages women to make their health a top priority and  is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health.


  • May 14, 2010

    From the Sacramento Bee:  The California Legislature is considering restoring funding to the Every Woman Counts program, which provides mammograms for low-...


  • May 14, 2010

    From Reuters: The World Bank released a new 5-year Reproductive Health Action Plan which will increase lending to 58 developing countries, focusing on high fertility rates and death from childbirth.  Action steps include increased access to...


  • May 14, 2010

    From Reuters: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new birth control pill called Natazia.  The new oral contraceptive is the first of its kind in the U.S. and delivers...