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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January 4, 2010 posted by adminTo learn more about the campaign, Not Under the Bus, visit their website.This post is part of a forum
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November 16, 2009 posted by adminAs the healthcare reform debate heats up following the House passage of the Affordable Health Care Act (HR 3962),...
Posted November 13, 2009 by adminOriginally posted By Gloria Feldt* on November 12, 2009 as a WMC ExclusiveDemocratic leaders have said that the turn...

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