Health, Reproductive Rights & Sexuality

Many of the health challenges faced by women are a result of insufficient access to basic prevention information, health services and insurance coverage. In the pharmaceutical and health industries, the gender dimensions of diseases and treatments are often overlooked in setting research priorities and developing new products. The availability and quality of health care may vary according to race, income, ability, geographic location or immigration status. In the U.S., finding affordable health insurance is particularly challenging for women, who often pay higher premiums than men. Many insurance companies fail to cover or provide adequate maternity care or essential reproductive health services. Additionally, women experience more part-time and interrupted jobs and careers due to caregiving and family responsibilities and require portable health plans that provide stable coverage.

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After months of debates and delays, Congress finally put health care reform to a vote. The result has left progressive women’s voices split....
Posted by admin The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) was introduced into the House and Senate today. Ritu Sharma of Women Thrive...
January 28, 2010 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird
January 27, 2010 posted by Kyla Bender-BairdPresident Obama is all set to deliver his first State of the Union address this evening at 9pm EST. The...
January 25, 2010 posted by Linda BaschOver a week has passed since the earthquake in Haiti shook the world. Our hearts go out to the people of Haiti...

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