Health, Reproductive Rights & Sexuality

Full equality for women and girls can be attained only when they have the information and services they need to lead healthy lives and make informed and independent decisions about their health, reproductive health and sexuality. Health for women depends on many factors, including access to safe water and nutritious food; affordable care and insurance; disease prevention and access to comprehensive reproductive and maternal health services; and awareness and support for women with HIV/AIDS and other diseases and disabilities. Health is not limited to physical well-being but extends to sexuality, mental health and body image as well.

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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 Linda BaschNow a week after the AMREF luncheon, I want to share why I’m still feeling so inspired.
By Kyla Bender-BairdThis week has been National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week. All week I've been keeping my eye open for a fact to feature in...
By Linda Basch, PhD, President, National Council for Research on WomenWhen the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law...
By Juliana Stebbins*On March 4th, the Center for American Progress invited an array of policy experts and policymakers to discuss the new White House...


  • March 15, 2010

    Undocumented women are more likely to forego breast cancer treatment because of the costs involved with their care, says Mollie Williams, director of community health programs for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. "It is likely for these women to fall...

  • March 15, 2010

    The ads promoting a new line of Kotex tampons, pads, and liners attempt to defy societal pressures that discourage women from speaking out about their bodies and health.

  • March 12, 2010

    Amnesty International has headlined its new study on the state of health care in America for pregnant women, "Deadly Delivery."

    Here's why: hundreds of women will die from pregnancy-related complications this year. And half of those...

  • March 12, 2010

    According to a new Amnesty International report, approximately half of the pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. are preventable, the result of systemic failures, including barriers to accessing care; inadequate, neglectful or discriminatory care; and...

  • March 11, 2010

    A National Institute of Health panel says vaginal birth after caesarean is reasonably safe and should be more widely available.  Most hospitals ban the practice.