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Womens Healthcare

Fighting Back Against 'Hobby Lobby'

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 09.16.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

New York State has long been a leader in advancing women's equality, stretching back to the Seneca Falls Convention 166 years ago this weekend. Sadly, as we mark this important anniversary, hard-won victories by the women's rights movement are being threatened by a radical right wing that seeks to roll back the progress we've made.

A Pill By Any Other Name...

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Women
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

Changing the way we refer to the pill would not be difficult since most people are unaware of the many available brand names. While star-studded Viagra ads have splashed across the Super Bowl, there have been far fewer efforts to normalize the pill in American advertising.

Increased Health Risks for Latina Women Don't Stop at the Border

Kimberly Inez McGuire | Posted 07.16.2014 | Latino Voices
Kimberly Inez McGuire

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.

Betsy Martin: When Clinical Obesity Threatened My Health, I Made a Change I Never Thought Possible

Betsy Martin | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Betsy Martin

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.

More Sleep, Less Chocolate: Thoughts From My Well-Woman Visit

Nancy C. Lee | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy C. Lee

While it's reassuring to know that I'm in good health, the exam wasn't the most important part of the visit. The talking was.

Poverty Need Not Bar Women From Healthcare in Latin America

Rosario Perez | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Rosario Perez

Our 24 years of experience at the women's development organization Pro Mujer show that when women have access to independent sources of income, they improve economic conditions for their children.

Laura Bassett

Texas Senate Touts Its Women's Health 'Achievements'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

As the Texas state Senate held a hearing Thursday to tout its "legislative achievements" in women's health care, women's health advocates sought to re...

Study Suggests Annual Mammograms Are Hurting Women's Healthcare

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living

In contrast to the breast cancer screen recommendations from the American Cancer Society that women receive annual mammograms starting at age 40, a ne...

Protecting Access to Women's Health, 41 Years After Roe v. Wade

Sue Dunlap | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Sue Dunlap

I am proud to live in a state like California, where we can -- and must continue to -- advance women's health. And I look forward to the day when the rest of nation joins us, because the ability to access reproductive health care shouldn't depend on a woman's zip code.

Embracing the Darkness of Winter Solstice

Lisa Levart | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Lisa Levart

Darkness comes early as Solstice draws near. Lights are lit in windows, on trees, inside houses and along streets. We seek their comfort and warmth during these short days and long nights.

Healthcare Mistakes Women Make, From Dr. Lauren Streicher (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Dr. Lauren Streicher stopped by Mondays With Marlo to share the biggest healthcare mistake that women make. Just because women are suffering from a co...

Discussing Embarrassing Subjects With Your MD, From Dr. Lauren Streicher (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

It can be scary broaching certain topics with your doctor. Luckily, Dr. Lauren Streicher stopped by Mondays With Marlo to share her advice. If you're ...

It's Open Season on Women's Reproductive Health Care

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

Decisions about women's reproductive health are personal. And they need to stay that way.

Why Have Women's Health Issues Become a Leading Issue in This Election?

Casey Papuga | Posted 11.11.2012 | College
Casey Papuga

As a young woman living in America I support the protection of women's bodies and the coverage of birth control under healthcare; but why exactly is women's health one of the leading issues in this 2012 election?

WATCH: I Have To Ask: How Big A Part Will Women's Health Issues Influence Your Vote?

Posted 10.31.2012 | Women

Microphone in hand, I went out and asked the people of New York: How big a part will women's health issues influence your vote in the upcoming electio...

The Romney-Ryan Budget: Turning Medicare Into a Boon for the Insurance Industry and a Bust for Seniors

Terry O'Neill | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Converting Medicare to a privatized voucher system is a key element of the Romney-Ryan scheme: take health care coverage for retirees out of the hands of the U.S. government, where it has worked comparatively well, and shift it to the private market, which has proven to be a high-cost failure.

Global Summit of Women

Jeannie E. Javelosa | Posted 09.22.2012 | Impact
Jeannie E. Javelosa

Supporting and working for women's economic empowerment is key to shift the whole cycle of energy and power in our world today.

Health Reform, The Supreme Court And What I Learned From My Mother

Janet Mason | Posted 09.04.2012 | Fifty
Janet Mason

Ten years before she died, my mother was hospitalized for what turned out to be anemia. My mother looked at her X-rays and saw a shadow in her abdominal area (the same place where she had a massive tumor a decade later). When she told the doctor about this, he ignored her.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Maya Angelou: 'The Disparities Are Embarrassing' In Minority Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.16.2012 | Black Voices

Wisdom comes with age, and at 84 years old, Maya Angelou has lots of wisdom. But she says she picked up her most valuable piece of wisdom early on. "I...

Healthy Women And Healthy Kids

Carla Koppell | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Carla Koppell

As I travel the world, I am struck by the shared values and desires of people globally. We all want a better life for the next generation. We all want kids who are healthy, educated and presented with the chance for a better life.

Transgender Woman Insured For Mammogram After Legal Battle

Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

A New Jersey-based transgender woman has successfully appealed a decision made by her health insurance company to deny her coverage for a mammogram, e...

Why I Support Sandra Fluke

Kaitlyn Ridel | Posted 05.20.2012 | College
Kaitlyn Ridel



I am glad Sandra Fluke had the courage to stand up and say she is a woman using contraceptives. Why should we be ashamed of that? Being responsible and being proactive concerning our health does not make women sluts, it makes us smart.

Recognizing Women, the Changemakers

Birute Regine | Posted 05.06.2012 | Impact
Birute Regine

International Women's Day is also an opportunity for women to come together and realize their collective power to create change in their homes, their neighborhoods, their communities and in the world.

No Right Door on Birth Control

Andrea Kane | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Andrea Kane

The current, senseless uproar has revealed a profound lack of understanding about contraception and how it actually works for real women. Most unsettling is that some of these men are opining about, and in some cases legislating for, changes that would harm women's health.

50 Years Ago?

Debbie Halvorson | Posted 02.23.2012 | Chicago
Debbie Halvorson

This type of treatment toward women's health is something you might have expected 50 years ago, but not today. Women have been making progress, but this reminds us that there is much work that needs to be done.