In July 2009, 12 young leaders from Florida joined over 200 of
their peers from across the nation at the Planned Parenthood Youth
Organizing and Policy Summit. A sea of bright pink health care
T-shirts took over Capitol Hill, as Planned Parenthood young activists
visited members of Congress to ensure that access to women’s health
care is included in health care reform. Watch the video here…
Obama staff already reviewing HHS conscience clause expansion; what does “common ground” really mean?; reproductive health care for homeless women.
The lesbian community faces unique challenges when accessing health care, from widespread provider misconception about STI risks for women who partner with women to doctors who tailor their medical advice to stereotypes they have of lesbians’ lives and needs.
Every one of the major professional associations representing health care providers who treat women and girls have signed a letter to HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt opposing draft regulations restricting access to birth control.
Will comprehensive health reform give women access to the services we need, including reproductive health care? Only if we’re on the front lines shaping health reform policy.