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Health Reform 2.0: Contraception is Integral Preventive Care for Women

As health care reform goes from law to policy, contraceptive services and supplies need to be fully covered under “preventive healthcare.”

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Rape Culture No More: What the Medical Community can do to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Several complex and interconnected social and cultural factors have kept women particularly vulnerable to violence directed against them, all of them manifestations of unequal power relations between men and women.  The acceptance of violence as a means by which to solve conflict as well as fear of and control over female independence and female sexuality are just some of the contributing factors that allow violence against women to persist. How are the public health and medical communities implicated in all of this?  What can they do to address violence against women not just as a legal issue, but as a fundamental human rights health issue that requires medical attention, clinical care, and sustainable public health interventions?

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(VIDEO) Why Health Reform Must Protect Private Insurance Coverage of Abortion Care: A Mother Speaks Out

“Under the Stupak Amendment, my baby would have died,” says Tiffany Campbell, mother of three from South Dakota.

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Take Action for International Women’s Day

What would you do to help women this International Women’s Day? Click a button? Watch a video? What if that’s all you had to do to improve women’s lives?

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The Third Shift: Employment, Housework, and Now Informal Healthcare

While many women continue to struggle with striking the delicate balance between family household responsibilities and paid employment, an additional shift is taken on by many women, too: informal healthcare providers.

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South Carolina Lt. Governor Compares School Children on Assisted Lunch Program to “Stray Animals”

South Carolina’s Lt. Governor compares children and families reliant on reduced price and free school lunch programs to “stray animals.”

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Giving Birth in the Streets: Haiti’s Pregnant Women Need Help

Pregnant women in Haiti are among the hardest hit and because of high maternal mortality rates in Haiti were in peril even before the earthquake. A handful of organizations are responding.

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Choice Words from Planned Parenthood Los Angeles

Call Speaker Pelosi TODAY and urge her to reject any anti-choice language from the final version of the health reform bill.

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The First of All Liberties: Health Care For All Women’s Needs

Why care about women’s health in health care reform? As 19th century Swiss poet and philosopher Henri Frederic Amiel wrote: “In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.”

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“This Is Only the First Salvo In the Bishops Campaign Against Women’s Health”

This is only the first salvo in the bishops’ campaign against women’s health. Just imagine for a moment what healthcare will look like when the bishops are finished.

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