Reproductive Health

Reproductive health problems remain a leading cause of illness and death for women, particularly in developing countries. A leading cause of maternal death is lack of access to health services and prenatal care. Health begins with accurate and comprehensive sex education during adolescence – education that needs to continue throughout adulthood. Researchers in our network are currently working to disseminate evidence-based information and increase access to the full range of reproductive health services so that women can lead healthy and productive lives. Studies have demonstrated the advantages of comprehensive sex education compared with abstinence-only or other programs in preventing teen pregnancy, raising the age of initial sexual activity and lowering rates of sexually transmitted disease. More effort is needed to address the health needs of marginalized populations, particularly immigrant women, who are less likely to seek pre-natal and preventive screenings and care.

"Passing the Torch"

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Date/Time: 
03/22/2010

Location: School of Social Work, Educational Conference Center 1080 S. University Avenue

Back Up Your Birth Control Day

Member Organization: 
Date/Time: 
03/25/2010

Back Up Your Birth Control Day

NCRW Fact Sheet: Immigrant Women--Access to Health Insurance, Healthcare and Public Services

Immigrant women face particular hardship in accessing basic health and other vital services due to a series of legal, social and cultural barriers that prevent them from exercising their civil rights. More efforts need to be focused at the local, state and national levels to ensure that their needs are recognized and addressed.

NCRW Fact Sheet: Women's Reproductive and Sexual Health

Access to accurate information and comprehensive health services enables women to plan the timing and spacing of their childbearing, identify and address illness and disease in a timely manner, and lead healthier and more balanced lives.

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NCRW Fact Sheet: Alleviating Health Disparities--Key to a Healthy and Productive Nation

Alleviating health disparities is considered critical for building a healthier, more productive society. Health disparities refer to the gaps in quality of health and health care across gender, racial, ethnic, socio-economic and other indicators.

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NCRW Fact Sheet: Access to Affordable Healthcare

Affordable and quality health insurance and care are fundamental for women and families to enable them to lead full and productive lives.

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Reproductive Justice in Action

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Date/Time: 
03/03/2010

 

Panel Discussion:
This panel will feature a group of reproductive justice activists and birth doulas who work across the spectrum of pregnancy, birth, and women's health, connecting the traditional reproductive rights movement with new social justice activism that considers the complete physical, political, and economic well-being of girls and women.
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