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

  • May 31, 2010

    From Newsweek:  Director Liz Canner's new documentary Orgasm Inc., explores the phenomena of pharmaceutical companies who are looking for their new big thing:  the equivalent of female Viagra to solve "female sexual disfunction....


  • May 31, 2010

    From Newsweek:  Two new studies show that contrary to popular stereotypes, that it is often young men who are forcing or tricking their partners into getting pregnant.  The goal of "reproductive coercion" is for abusive partners...


  • May 28, 2010

    From CNN: The American Academy of Pediatrics rescinded a controversial policy statement made in April.  The statement condemned the practice of female gential cutting but also included a section stating that...


  • May 20, 2010

    From CNBC:  Anti-abortion rights activists have added a proposal to the Kansas budget that would prevent the state from paying...


  • May 16, 2010

    From the Washington Post: Women in Puerto Rico are delivering pre-term babies at an alarming rate.  Currently, Puerto Rico's pre-term birth rate has increased by more than 50% in the last twenty years, and is now...