The removal, effective December 14, of a requirement that immigrant women and girls be required to get the Gardasil vaccine marks a major victory for the reproductive justice movement and a roadmap for how coalitions can work toward reproductive justice goals in the future.
September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month. It’s a good time to explore a woefully under-addressed topic: the shocking disparity between the maternal and infant mortality rates of Blacks and Whites.
Recent data indicate that HIV and AIDS affect gay and bisexual men at rates grossly disproportional to other groups. Why did it take CDC so long to ask these questions and what will we do to answer them?
The National HIV Prevention Conference opens at a time when healthcare reform and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy are seen as potential game-changers.
The latest report from the CDC underscores what many already know: teens need medically accurate and age appropriate information and access to preventative health care to build healthier, brighter futures.
In the struggle over abortion and, more recently, abstinence-only education, attention has strayed away from what the CDC recognizes as one of the 10 greatest public health advances of the 20th century- modern methods of family planning.
O’Mara argues that parents’ freedom of conscience has been demonized – from a new mother, HIV positive, who was court-ordered to stop breastfeeding her baby and forced to give him AZT, to refusing to allow women the right to birth at home – intolerance for parents’ choices is growing.
10% of all women living with HIV reside in New York City. It’s the largest population of women with HIV in the country. A new report examines women living with HIV and AIDS throughout three boroughs.
House Republicans recently announced their idea of what is wasteful in the stimulus bill. On the list? A proposal for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get $400 million for STI screening and prevention.
CDC calls HIV infection rate for young black men “alarming”; Abortion has returned to the glaring spotlight of the 2008 election; Judge rejects abortion related anti-Obama group’s request for FEC injunction.