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.

Re:Gender Resources

Member Organizations

Resources

Blog Posts

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

  • April 17, 2010

    The French feminist philsopher Elisabeth Badinter has stirred up a new debate about motherhood in her latest, best-selling book,  Le Conflit: La Femme et La Mère.  The book examines three of France’s biggest...


  • April 17, 2010
    Frequent alcohol consumption by teenage girls may increase the chances that they will develop non-cancerous breast disease in their 20s and possibly breast cancer later in life.

    Research published...


  • April 16, 2010

    President Obama issued an executive memorandum yesterday ordering the Department of Health and Human Services to write new rules that will mandate equal visitation rights for all hospitals that participate in Medicaid or Medicare.

    In the...


  • April 16, 2010

     "Paradoxically, the better that NARAL defends abortion rights, the less pressing its cause seems. During the Bush administration, at least NARAL could count on the specter of an anti-Roe Supreme Court nomination to rile up the faithful. But...


  • April 15, 2010

    A NEW fund dedicated solely to women’s causes was launched yesterday in Dublin by President Mary McAleese.

    The Women’s Fund for Ireland aims to address problems facing women and girls in Ireland including poverty, violence and...