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 1, 2010

    From The Chicago Sun Times: According to a new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, women use the Pill more than other forms of birth control, but not as much as women in European counties. Among married women, 16% of U.S. Women...


  • May 31, 2010

    From  U.S. News and World Report: Tobacco advertising targets women and girls, and the rate of lung cancer among these population is rising as a consequence.  The theme of the May 31 World No Tobacco Day, sponsored by the American Lung...


  • May 31, 2010

     From U.S. News and World Report: Canadian researchers report that women who take anti-depressants during the first trimester of pregnancy suffer a higher rate of miscarriages--as much as 68%.  


  • May 31, 2010

    From The Guardian:  In England and Wales, more women than ever before are giving birth in their 40's.  This trend has officials concerned about health risks, and has pushed the average age that a woman bears a child to 29.4, the highest ever...


  • May 31, 2010

    From Reuters: Induced labor has doubled between 1992-2003, which means more babies are born earlier, usually in the 37th or 38th work.  There is a higher rate of complications and infant death from early term babies, but labor inductions may be...