Amidst the controversy around Rush Limbaugh and birth control coverage, there have been some missed opportunities to dive deeper into the underlying issues. What I had hoped (and continue to hope) for is space for a more nuanced discussion about privilege, sex and sexuality, and feminism.
Cervical cancer incidence rates vividly demonstrate inequities in our health care systems and in health outcomes. Women in rural areas, the elderly, those with less formal education, and women of color, for example, experience disproportionately high rates of cervical cancer. Meanwhile, in rural communities, uninsured white women have some of the poorest access to routine screening of any patient population.
Today a groundbreaking bill was introduced in Congress with a first-ever policy approach that combines teen dating violence prevention and teen pregnancy prevention in communities of color.
Louisiana’s era of forcing certain convicted sex workers to register as sex offenders appears to be over. Governor Jindall’s office announced today that he had signed into law a bill, sponsored by Louisiana State Representative Charmaine Marchand Stiaes, that effectively moves prostitution convictions back to the level of misdemeanor.
Video and transcript of Sonya Renee Taylor performing her poem “What Women Deserve.”
While Indiana’s anti-abortion Republicans (and a select few Democrats) dig in their heels, thousands of people who use Medicaid to pay for birth control, STD testing and treatment, cervical cancer screening and breast exams are at risk.
Does teen pregnancy prevention focus on the wrong thing? Are we vilifying the choice young mothers make instead of advocating for policies that would help them? And, are we unfairly targeting young Latinas?
Statistics indicate that people who experience cervical and testicular cancer have a higher rate of divorce. What is the lived reality of cancer survivors, especially women of Color in the US, who have survived cervical cancer?
All the “celebration” about The 50th Anniversary Of The Pill is a party I can’t attend. There are missing pieces that are being ignored in the celebration and these pieces are vital parts of my history.
A new short film by Nuala Cabral focuses on women of Color who experience street harassment. It could be a new teaching tool for classrooms, workshops, and communities. How do you see this film being useful for youth?