The ten most read stories on RH Reality Check this year include Christine O’Donnell’s crusade against masturbation, a look at how universities deal with sex in dorms, and early reporting of the Utah legislation that sought to criminalize miscarriage.
The state of Texas clearly discriminated against Amber Lovill because she was pregnant.
While some states do criminalize HIV exposure, a U.S. District Judge does more than this – he imprisons a woman for the mere possibility that she might transmit HIV in the future.
Immigrant women’s health care is severely compromised by the immigrant detention system, two new reports find.
Doris Kearns Goodwin offers ideas on Clinton’s next steps, doulas assist mothers behind bars, Population Action International gives Michael Gerson a reality check, and the APA considers removing gender identity disorder from the DSM-V.
A report released today by the New York Civil Liberties Union discovers that access to reproductive health care services for women in New York jails is unregulated and lacks minimum standards.
Where is the reproductive rights community in the over-incarceration of mothers and the almost systematic severance in the mother and child relationship as a result of maternal incarceration?
Surviving a sexual assault and then navigating the health care system to receive adequate counseling and reproductive medical attention is daunting enough for those who walk freely on the outside. For women in prison, these hurdles can seem insurmountable.
What do prisons have to do with reproductive rights? As it turns out, plenty. Prisons, jails, and immigration detention facilities are part of an expanding array of institutions that shape women’s reproductive lives.