Health, Reproductive Rights & Sexuality
Many of the health challenges faced by women are a result of insufficient access to basic prevention information, health services and insurance coverage. In the pharmaceutical and health industries, the gender dimensions of diseases and treatments are often overlooked in setting research priorities and developing new products. The availability and quality of health care may vary according to race, income, ability, geographic location or immigration status. In the U.S., finding affordable health insurance is particularly challenging for women, who often pay higher premiums than men. Many insurance companies fail to cover or provide adequate maternity care or essential reproductive health services. Additionally, women experience more part-time and interrupted jobs and careers due to caregiving and family responsibilities and require portable health plans that provide stable coverage.
Reports & Publications
March 27, 2012
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March 21, 2012
More is Sometimes Less: Women are Prescribed a Greater Number of Medications Than Men but Take Less of the Drugs They NeedMarch 19, 2012
March 18, 2012