Your story, of your family struggling to make ends meet, and of the lack of education about sexual and reproductive health, is all too common for young Latinas all over this country—though it’s not always a story that is spoken of out loud.
I have been asked to suggest how we constructively engage women in Maternal Newborn and Child Health issues as “more than patients,” so I have come up with six suggested steps that we might all take together to achieve success.
An oldie but a goodie: (Now former) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responds to a question about the role of the U.S. government in supporting access to safe abortion, contraception, maternal health care, and education abroad with a vigorous defense of reproductive rights and family planning.
Imperfect contraceptive use has often been positioned as a failure on the part of patients. But it could equally be viewed as a predictable consequence of women not being supported in choosing the best method for them.
According to a new report, the United States has the highest first-day death rate in the industrialized world. Addressing this and related problems will require comprehensive efforts to reduce pervasive economic, social, and health disparities.
What did it really take for a Reagan-appointed federal judge to make one of the most critical reproductive justice rulings of the year, possibly the decade?
In a strange turn of events and circumstance—being pregnant at 15—I found I suddenly had my life in my own hands. Finally people wanted to know what I wanted. Four days before my sixteenth birthday I became a teen mom, by my own choice.
Planned Parenthood stands with Texas women and against the Texas politicians trying to restrict women’s access to preventive health care, including breast and cervical cancer screenings, HIV tests, and birth control.
As a result of anti-choice policies and budget cuts, four clinics providing health care to low income and rural Wisconsin patients will close.
We share an obligation to resist any attempts, political or religious, to restrict or deny access to family planning services. Over 1,000 religious leaders agree, and more are speaking out every day.