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 By Sunny Daly*Roe v Wade: flagship, war cry, historical reference, generational divide, false security blanket, real security blanket, cause...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

  • March 12, 2012

     A week ago, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, went on Meet the Press, the top-rated Sunday talk show, to press the case that Republican opposition to insurance coverage of contraception is part of a...


  • March 12, 2012

     Roundup of recent anti-abortion legislation and regulations introduced across the United States.


  • March 12, 2012

     House Republican leaders are looking for a way to reshape the debate over the administration's new rule on birth-control insurance coverage before moving ahead with a bid to nullify the requirement.


  • March 12, 2012

     A study purporting to find a link between abortions and mental illness does not hold up to scrutiny, according to a new report in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.


  • March 8, 2012

    Last month's long overdue hearing by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) revealed that shocking, blatant attacks on working women are going on more than three decades after passage of the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which...