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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March 12, 2010 posted by admin Jane Roberts, the woman behind 34 million friends of UNFPA, gave a special interview on Chicago Public Radio for...
January 28, 2010 posted by adminThe Women's Media Center has launched campaign protesting CBS's decision to air a Focus on the Family ad during the...
December 18, 2009 posted by admin     As debate around healthcare reform heats up in the Senate, come read the facts about women...


  • May 14, 2012

    U. S. News and World Report reports on a study by researchers at the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I., that finds that women who were exposed to community violence and those who...

  • May 10, 2012

    Reports on a study published in the American Journal of Public Health that found that female sex workers living in and operating from supportive-housing units have less adversarial relationships with police and were exposed to less violence...

  • May 10, 2012

    87 percent of women planning to get an abortion were highly confident of their decisions before a required counseling session, according to a report published in the June issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 

  • May 9, 2012

    NPR reports on a survey, which appears in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, of more than 1,000 OB-GYNs who work in religious hospitals and finds that more than one-third report they've had a conflict regarding...

  • May 8, 2012

    The New York Times reports on a study in the journal Cancer that finds that fewer women are completing all three doses of the HPV vaccine.