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Womens Reproductive Health

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.&nbs...

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 11.20.2013 | Gay 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...