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Womens Reproductive Health

These Apps Let You Get The Pill And Skip The Pelvic Exam

The Cut | Posted 06.30.2016 | Technology
The Cut

By Annie Lowrey A few weeks ago, I went to pick up my birth-control prescription from my local pharmacy and was told my doctor needed renew it. I cal...

Abortion Rates Drop To Historic Low In Wealthy Countries

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.11.2016 | World

LONDON, May 11 (Reuters) - Abortion rates have dropped dramatically in the past 25 years to historic lows in wealthy countries, but dipped only slight...

Abortion, Trump, and the GOP

Jennifer Sabin | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Sabin

Republicans never think it's their problem when women have babies they can't afford to take care of. When women drop out of high school or college to be mothers, starkly lowering their odds of rising out of poverty. I always wonder, where's the Grand Old Party then?

Period Panties Let You Bleed All Over Trump And Cruz's Faces

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.31.2016 | Women

“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her... wherever," Donald Trump said in August 2015, referring to Fox News...

This Tech Innovation Could Make It Easier For Texans To Get Abortions

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Women in the U.S. without reproductive health services close to home might have an easier time getting medical abortions if they co...

Playing Politics With Women's Health Is Both Wrong And Dangerous

Mona Shattell | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Mona Shattell

Today, the nation's highest court will hear Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a case that will determine whether the state of Texas can shut down nearly all abortion care providers in the state, placing countless women at risk of serious harm and forcing health professionals to provide substandard care.

ICYMI: A Southern Doctor's 'Liberating' Work And Guns In Hospitals

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.14.2016 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we spent a considerable amount of time with two disturbing reports about violence in Am...

A Very Clever Response To Anti-Abortion Protestors

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.09.2016 | Women

One California women's health clinic will not be intimidated by anti-abortion protestors. On Friday morning, employees of the Sacramento Women's Heal...

Babies Born To Obese Mothers Have Nearly Twice The Risk Of Autism

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Mothers who are obese during pregnancy have almost twice the odds of having a child with autism as women who weigh less, a U.S. stu...

7 Powerful Abortion Stories, As Narrated By Famous Women

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.21.2016 | Women

“An unplanned pregnancy put both my job and my health at risk.” “In the darkest moment of my life I was denied the constitutional right that ga...

There Could Be A Link Between Miscarriage And Yeast Infection Drug

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) -- A prescription drug for yeast infections may increase chances for miscarriages when used early in pregnancy, a large study in Denmark ...

It's Now A Whole Lot Easier For Women In Oregon To Get Birth Control

LiveScience | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.06.2016 | Women

By: Laura Geggel Published on 01/05/2016 on LiveScience Women in Oregon no longer need a doctor's prescription to get birth control pills, according t...

Why Periods Are Still A Medical Mystery

LiveScience | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women

By: Karen Rowan Published: 11/28/2015 on LiveScience It's still a bit of a mystery why women menstruate. Humans are among the few species in which the...

Doctor's 1974 Testimony Shows Just How Dangerous It Is When Abortion Is Illegal

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women

Over 40 years after it was given, one doctor's Congressional testimony offers a chilling reminder of how fatal restricted abortion access can be. Fus...

Oregon To Require Insurers To Cover A Year's Supply Of Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

If you find going to the pharmacy every three or four weeks to refill a contraception prescription irritating, then you may want to move to Oregon, wh...

Caught Between the Misogynies of India and Indiana: The Tragic Case of Purvi Patel

Nayomi Munaweera | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Nayomi Munaweera

In the recent past, events like the grotesque Delhi rape case and the tremendous outpouring that followed it have cast a giant spotlight on the rampant sexism evident in South Asia. However Purvi Patel's fate makes it clear that women's rights over their bodies and their sexualities are also policed and threatened in parts of America.

Nearly Half Of Young Women In The U.K. Don't Know Where Their Vagina Is

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.02.2014 | Women

Nearly half of young women in the United Kingdom aren’t sure where their vaginas are located, according to a new survey. The surprising statisti...

Anna Almendrala

This Test At Your Gyno's Office Is Painful And A Waste Of Time | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living

It turns out that the most uncomfortable and painful part of your annual gynecological exam is also pretty useless. So useless, in fact, that the Amer...

Lesbian Gynecological Health

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicole Breedlove

I recently corresponded with a young lesbian of color, age 27, who has never had a gynecological exam. I couldn't fathom why. When I asked her, she replied that she doesn't have sex with men, so there is no need. I have to say that I was shocked.

Mandatory Ultrasounds? They're Only Trying to Help...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"We're on your side -- now roll over!"...

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Reproductive System?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.03.2013 | Women

Ah, the glorious reproductive system. It's such an important part of women's lives, and yet so many of us know so little about it. It's not our fa...

Promoting Public-Private Partnerships to Improve Women's Health

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

At the center of our global health partnerships are strategies and innovations to prevent the needless deaths of women and families, whether from childbirth, HIV/AIDS, malaria, infection or cervical cancer.

Pro-Choice and Pro-Labor and Therefore Truly Pro-Life

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

I am appalled by the rash of regressive legislation and proposed legislation that would restrict women's reproductive health choices. I am a feminist. And that makes me radically pro-life.

How to Change the Dialogue on Women's Reproductive Rights

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Hahrie Han, Knafel assistant professor of the social sciences at Wellesley College March was Women's History Month--and what a month...