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.

Re:Gender Resources

  • AGENDA Annual Conference 2012 external rev March 30
    AGENDA: NCRW Annual Conference 2012 - Agenda-Setting Nationally and Globally: Leveraging Women's...

  • NCRW Summit Health Care Policy Brief (2010)
    Despite recent progress in reforming the U.S. health care system, too many citizens lack access to...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Immigrant Women--Access to Health Insurance, Healthcare and Public Services
    Immigrant women face particular hardship in accessing basic health and other vital services due to...

  • NCRW Policy Brief: Health
    A majority of U.S. citizens has identified access to affordable health care as a priority. Women...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Women's Reproductive and Sexual Health
    Access to accurate information and comprehensive health services enables women to plan the timing...

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By Melissa StevensonAs an ever-growing proportion of state budgets and the second biggest state expenditure after education, Medicaid presents itself...
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...
In this video, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius answers questions on how the Affordable Care Act will increase access to...

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