Investing in women is not a luxury; it is important for human rights, for progress, for a country's success.
Firearms-related domestic violence homicides are a serious public health concern for women in the United States who are fleeing abusive homes.
For many Latina immigrants the only option for healthcare services is through women's health clinics. The closing of these clinics by state-level anti-choice policies leave our Latina sisters without options.
No matter how old you are or where you live, there's a good chance that you could be deficient in vitamin D. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that an estimated 1 billion people worldwide have inadequate amounts of vitamin D in their blood.
Three years of failed fertility treatments makes you re-think a few things. If I used a donor egg, would I love that child any less? If I carry that baby for nine months, can anyone tell me it's not mine? Do I think my kid is going to care that mommy needed a little help to bring him or her into the world?
Even with all of those challenges, I love being a person that can see a million different uses for a shower curtain -- and I feel genuine regret for those that cannot.
It's been 365 days since Jolie's announcement. You may have read her op-ed. You likely heard about it on the news or read about it online. Use the anniversary of the "Angelina Effect" to truly affect change for someone incredibly important: you. You owe it to yourself and those you love to invest in your own bright future.
Every hour, 18 of our friends, neighbors and loved ones lose their battle with lung cancer. The alarming statistics make it clear that we must do more to address this critical public health issue, and make the conversation relevant for all women.
Although the White House tackling sexual assault is a victory for advocates for sexual assault survivors and prevention, the way the task force is framing this issue is fundamentally flawed. This PSA, while an honorable effort, promotes an extremely patriarchal view of women
The HPV vaccine has the potential to save lives and prevent millions of avoidable cancers and HPV-related conditions in men and women.
Strangers and friends alike often ask me how I decided to be a gynecologist. "Why would you do that all day?" I prefer to answer the question, "Why did you choose to become a comprehensive reproductive health care provider?"
Anorexia is a life-long battle, and I know that I will always be in recovery. But I also know that I have achieved an incredible feat in beating this horrendous disease. And for that, I have finally gained happiness.
This is different from occasionally overeating or eating too much during the holidays. Recurrent binge eating is much less common, far more severe, and is associated with significant physical and psychological problems.
If you've never been clinically obese and walked into a fitness class, then it is hard to describe the courage and fortitude it takes to turn 180 degrees and literally move your titanic self towards health.
From a public health point of view, abortion care, no less than contraception, is an essential measure to prevent the heartbreak of infant mortality, and to prevent another tragedy as well -- maternal death.
That's why Merck for Mothers has made the U.S. an important part of our global initiative to reduce maternal mortality and is committed to improving maternal healthcare in this country.