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Latina Health

What Millions Of Latinas Aren't Being Told By Their Doctors

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 03.12.2014 | Latino Voices

Experts indicate there may be more standing in the way of proper diabetes care, between at-risk Latinas and their doctors. A number of hurdles have...

Three Things to Know About Cervical Cancer

National Council of La Raza | Posted 03.25.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

This month is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. It is particularly important to us here at NCLR because of the impact it has on the Latina community.

Fenced In and Locked Out: Border Deal Will Endanger Women's Lives

Jessica González-Rojas | Posted 08.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Jessica González-Rojas

Some are saying that this "border surge," and the deal that's come along with it to pass immigration reform in the Senate, is a pill we have to swallow to get the final bill over the finish line. It's worth asking ourselves whether that's true, and whether this amended bill still lives up to our values as a nation.

Full Adoption of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion a Must for Latina Health

Jessica González-Rojas | Posted 10.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Jessica González-Rojas

Our fight has not ended. Too many Latinas are still without access, and opponents are doing their best to roll back these recent gains and leave Latinas without care. It's the time for us to stand up for our communities and ourselves.

Study: Latina Teen Pregnancy Hits Record Low

Posted 06.30.2012 | Latino Voices

A new study indicates that teen pregnancy has dropped significantly for Latinas living in the U.S., a group of young women who have had the highest ra...

Is Arizona the Worst Place in the Country to Be a Latina?

Jessica González-Rojas | Posted 08.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Jessica González-Rojas

Something is very wrong in Arizona. And if the U.S. Supreme Court does not intervene, Latinas in the state will live under one of the harshest immigration laws in the country -- one that that is sure to encourage further stigmatization of people of color.

"Should I Worry?": Latinas and Breast Cancer

Margaret Moran | Posted 12.20.2011 | Latino Voices
Margaret Moran

When I was a young girl, we didn't talk about breast cancer. Now, we must not only talk about it, but be sure that all women have access to proper screenings and treatments.