June 16, 2008 - 7:00 am
Sex reassignment surgery and other related medical interventions cost thousands of dollars and are not optional for many transgender people. But many insurance companies don’t consider these procedures medically necessary.
June 10, 2008 - 7:00 am
New research suggests that teens aren’t using oral sex as a substitute for sexual intercourse. Now our challenge is to develop programs addressing the reality of teen sexual behavior rather than speculating over the myth of “technical virginity.”
June 2, 2008 - 7:00 am
A case before the California Supreme Court, brought by a woman refused in vitro fertilization by her doctors because she is a lesbian, serves as a reminder that medical discrimination is still a real threat for many Americans.
May 19, 2008 - 7:00 am
One third of young women who drop out of high school cite pregnancy and/or motherhood as the reason. But in recent years, special schools for pregnant students have been phased out in favor of mainstreaming. What’s next?
May 12, 2008 - 7:24 am
Have Safe Haven laws — in which women can lawfully relinquish their infants within 30 days of birth — become a substitute for universal health care and comprehensive sexuality education?
May 5, 2008 - 4:37 am
Recent studies have discovered a dramatic decline in breast cancer incidence resulting from a reduction in the use of hormone replacement therapy. It’s good news — except that it’s not true for African-American women.
April 28, 2008 - 8:28 am
The “coerced abortion” bill Missouri’s House just passed devalues the women’s intelligence and women’s ability to make decisions about their own medical care.
April 21, 2008 - 8:47 am
Currently, Missouri midwives must have a nursing degree and work under a doctor’s supervision — otherwise, they are committing a felony. A Senate bill under consideration would expand women’s birthing options — but the Missouri State Medical Association is fighting back.
April 14, 2008 - 8:48 am
The impact of anti-immigration policies on women is clear and reflects poorly upon our society. Pamela explores the impact in her home state of Missouri, in her own neighborhood.
April 7, 2008 - 8:44 am
Young mothers who struggle to stay in school need more support and resources to continue their education.