Health, Reproductive Rights & Sexuality

Reproductive rights are the cornerstone of women’s health and independence. These include the right to voluntary marriage; the right to determine the timing, number and spacing of children; and freedom from sexual violence and coercion. Women in the U.S. and around the world encounter numerous obstacles to making fully informed reproductive choices, including lack of information and access to comprehensive services, prohibitive costs, cultural and societal taboos and customs, and poorly trained or ideologically compromised healthcare providers. Many of our member centers are conducting research, disseminating information and raising awareness about women’s health and health policy issues.

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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 Talia WeisbergI had the amazing opportunity to participate in a NOW webinar moderated by Terry O’Neill, President of NOW, “The Budget...
By Kate Meyer*"If you hide what you do, you must believe you can only do what you do through deception” said Christine Quinn, speaker of...
 By Sunny Daly*Roe v Wade: flagship, war cry, historical reference, generational divide, false security blanket, real security blanket, cause...
By Nancy Northup*This month signifies the importance of taking a stand for reproductive rights. Sixty-two years ago this December, the U.N. adopted...

News

  • June 4, 2010

    BBC: Three women in Namibia were sterilised without their informed consent after being diagnosed as HIV positive. The women, who are suing the state, were not given information about possible complications or dangers and were unaware of what the...


  • June 4, 2010

    Time: Although abortion is illegal in Catholic dominated Brazil, a recent study has shown that 20% of child-bearing women has terminated a pregnancy.Complications from illegal and unsafe abortions accounts for over 200,000 hospitalizations of women...


  • 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...