May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health—a day advocates have commemorated since 1987. This year, the focus is on institutional violence.
On World AIDS Day this December 1, imagine the impact on women’s lives if people who wanted to prevent a pregnancy and steer clear of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) could use one product that simultaneously did both.
For women in countries and communities with limited contraceptive choices and high rates of HIV, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, a shortage of funding for the ECHO (Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes) trial is an unacceptable development.
Many have long argued that the “price” women must pay for a strong social safety net is a government that interferes with your reproductive choices. France is proving them wrong, dropping part of its paternalistic abortion laws.
A new bill in Spain threatens to make abortion a crime. This would be a giant step backward for women and for all of Spanish society.
Florida doctor loses license over live birth case; Sen. Casey votes against global gag rule, said to be “cooperating…with evil”; future of reproductive health legislation in Obama era; Sen. Boxer to chair subcommittee on global women’s issues; study finds no link between fertility drugs and ovarian cancer; personhood movement spreads to Maryland.
The staff of the International Women’s Health Coalition pens a letter to our future president with concrete ideas for how to reverse the current harmful policies that do nothing to end violence, stop needless deaths from pregnancy and childbirth or prevent HIV.