That researchers and health advocates need to presume harsh judgement of sexually active women to convince skeptics of birth control's utility just reminds us how far we have to go.
While you may have good intentions to stick to your health and fitness goals, it also feels sinful not to indulge in unique treats when visiting a far-off place. When in Rome, right? But I have learned that if there is to be any hope of feeling healthy and fitting into the same wardrobe when I return, I have to strike some sort of balance.
More than a century has passed since the first International Women's Day, and as we look back to past accomplishments and forward to future goals, we urge readers to take action in one of the most pressing challenges facing women internationally: the present state of maternal and newborn health in developing nations.
With Cold War-style politics gripping Eastern Europe this week, it seems fitting that one of the most iconic Soviet holidays is upon us: International Women's Day, which began as a socialist celebration of women's economic, political and social achievements. The holiday has become a modern-day marker of women's progress worldwide, such as the narrowing of the gender gap in workplaces and the fact that women outnumber men among university graduates worldwide. But it is also a reminder of the work that still lies ahead, which raises the question: how will economic, societal and technological shifts impact gender equality in two decades? In other words, imagine International Women's Day in 2035.
If we are to make real strides in reducing maternal deaths, we need all hands on deck -- hands of both women and men. The U.N. Women's "He for She" campaign stresses this truth.
Who's going to hold your hand through yet another burnt batch of crepes and tell you to keep at it until you get 'em right?
I am by nature an optimist. I am strong. I usually keep the sadness of myself to myself. I tell you that I'm not terminal and that I believe a cure will be found in time. I so want that to be true. I have Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer.
When women participate as a "non-minority" in any social structure, dialog and decision-making patterns become more collaborative. More options get on the table.
My culinary "handicap" eventually became a joke among my closest friends.
In order for us to continue to advance in the workplace and home, we must literally and figuratively remove the airbrushed media images of female success and tame our own unrealistic expectations for ourselves.
The status of the world's women will be discussed in depth during the upcoming CSW58 in New York City. The Commission of the Status of Women is arguably the highest authority on issues of gender equality and the empowerment of women at the global level.
Mom power is as unique in every community as it is universal. And it's essential to solving global problems like reducing the number of women who die from childbirth complications and ending the millions of preventable child deaths.
Women's History Month provides us with a great opportunity to celebrate women's progress here and abroad, but it is also a time to rededicate ourselves to the goals of women's equality and human rights still under siege in "the land of the free and the brave".
Lifting and building lean muscle have dozens of benefits for women. These benefits include: more defined muscles, stronger bones, injury prevention and increased calorie burn and fat loss.
I don't even know how I know of this number. Only that I know it, and my friends know it, and my mom knows it. Somehow, somewhere along the road, I was taught that if I want to have a flat stomach and tight tushy, I need to limit my calories to 1,200 a day and do cardio.
Of course I think there is a place for men in achieving full equality for girls and women. I've got skin in this game.