Health, Reproductive Rights & Sexuality

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.

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November 16, 2009 posted by adminAs the healthcare reform debate heats up following the House passage of the Affordable Health Care Act (HR 3962),...
Posted November 13, 2009 by Vivienne Heston-Demirel
Posted November 13, 2009 by adminOriginally posted By Gloria Feldt* on November 12, 2009 as a WMC ExclusiveDemocratic leaders have said that the turn...
November 12, 2009 posted by adminLast Saturday, the House passed the historic Affordable Health Care Act (HR 3962), but it came at a steep price for...
November 6, 2009 posted by Vivienne Heston-Demirel