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Report: Women in Pennsylvania’s ‘Coverage Gap’ Lack Critical Preventive Care

The biggest disparity among Pennsylvania women with and without health insurance was found regarding access to Pap smears and mammograms.

The biggest disparity among Pennsylvania women with and without health insurance was found regarding access to Pap smears and mammograms.

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New Study Adds to the Confusion Over Mammograms

After analyzing medical records of women who died of breast cancer, researchers at Harvard concluded that early mammograms can save lives. Other experts disagree.  What should women do?

After analyzing medical records of women who died of breast cancer, researchers at Harvard University concluded that early mammograms can save lives. Other experts disagree. What should women do?

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The Mammogram Diversion: Is Komen Laying the Groundwork to Reject Planned Parenthood Proposals?

Komen’s ostensible new strategy, to focus its prevention grants “only on mammograms,” would not only exclude Planned Parenthood clinics from eligibility, but would also deny tens of thousands of low-income and uninsured women medically-indicated primary preventive breast health services and, potentially, leave many with undiagnosed breast cancers.

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From Confusion to Clarity: New Mammogram Guidelines Explained!

Last week, the federal government released re-adjusted guidelines on breast cancer screenings, including mammograms and self-examination causing frustration, confusion and anger throughout the women’s health community. Our Bodies, Our Blog explains. 

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Where’s the Birth Control?

None of the bills emerging from either the House or the Senate require insurers to cover all of the elements of a basic gynecological "well-woman" visit leaving out essential care such as pelvic exams, STI counseling and – yes – birth control.

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Roundup: Ross Douthat on 08 Republican Electoral Losses; Obama and the Federal Courts

Debate over abortion shifts to debate over rights of health care workers; anti-choice movement not to blame for 2008 Republican electoral losses?; Obama can reshape federal courts; Indian ashram rejects woman living with HIV.

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