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Reproductive Rights Are Critical to an Open Society and the Promise of Equality

Two recent international cases on the topic of reproductive rights are reviewed as well as a discussion of these rights in an open society.

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How Discrimination Leads to Health Disparities in the Transgender Community

Data shows that transgender people are more likely to be uninsured, face discrimination in health care, be HIV positive and suffer from depression and attempted suicide.

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What Is Healthy Sexual Development?

Depending on your view, the answer to that question might seem really obvious or very tricky and hazy. However, it’s a phrase and concept that’s bandied about a lot, yet is rarely explained.  A group of Australian researchers finally defined it clearly and holistically.

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Common Cause, Different Perspective: The Generational Divide of the Pro-Choice Movement

My generation of feminists took abortion from the back alleys and made it legal for women; today’s generation of feminists will make it affordable, accessible and viable for <strong>all</strong> women – not just the privileged or the comfortably employed middle-classed, or those with supportive families, friends, or partners who support their right to have an option or make a decision to have an abortion.  To my fellow pre-Roe feminists, let’s pass the torch without fear or apprehension!

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Get Real! Three on Going With the Flow

A range of alternative options for managing menstrual flow and a little unpacking for someone worried about not having a first period yet.

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Denied treatment for a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy? We want to know.

Here at the National Women’s Law Center we are trying to identify instances where this practice may have occurred. What happens when women with pregnancy complications go to the emergency room for treatment? If you or someone you know has experienced a delay or denial of treatment, we want to know. Help us bring this hidden issue out from the shadows: share your story with us.

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Virulent New Wave of Anti-Women, Anti-Abortion Attacks

From the “guerrilla activists” trying to take down Planned Parenthood to the state and federal legislators (from both parties) further restricting women’s access to abortion, 2011 has seen more assaults on women’s most fundamental rights yet – even more even under the Bush years. There are 3 anti-abortion federal bills and more than 200 state level bills restricting access to abortion (and cutting funds for birth control, cancer screenings and other basic care for women into the attacks for good measure). Many of the state-level bills pose fundamental challenges to Roe v. Wade, paving the way for Supreme Court challenges down the line.  What we need is an outpouring of resistance to this assault on the humanity of women!

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Still Seeking Justice: Scott Sisters Freed From Prison But Not Free

Two sisters released from prison on the condition that one give a kidney to the other. Can the government do this?

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Making the Grade on Women’s Health

Are women in America healthier than they were 10 years ago? Which state and federal policies can help improve women’s health?

 

Join the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. EST for our special Making the Grade on Women’s Health webinar and find out more about women’s health on the state and national level.

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Black Girl Project

The Black Girl Project premiere screening, coctail and panel discussion Friday August 27, 2010.

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