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...

News

  • June 7, 2010

    CNN: A new study in the journal Ethnicity and Disease found that over 70% of Latinas delay doctors appointments even if they have insurance and chronic medical conditions.  Factors such as discrimination and lack of cultural competence and...


  • June 7, 2010

    LA Times: Caffie Greene, an African American activist who played a key role in the effort to bring a major hospital to South Los Angeles after the 1965 Watts riots, died Tuesday.  Supporters say that she was active when "there wasn't a lot...


  • June 7, 2010

    Globe and Mail: Pregnant Intuit women in Northern Canada have no doctors or hospital to assist with childbirth, and high infant mortality rates.  Rather then looking outwards, activists hope to bring attention to the health disparities at home....


  • June 4, 2010

    BBC: Three women in Namibia were sterilised without their informed consent after being diagnosed as HIV positive. The women, who are suing the state, were not given information about possible complications or dangers and were unaware of what the...


  • June 4, 2010

    Time: Although abortion is illegal in Catholic dominated Brazil, a recent study has shown that 20% of child-bearing women has terminated a pregnancy.Complications from illegal and unsafe abortions accounts for over 200,000 hospitalizations of women...