"WOMEN constitute more than half the population in the United States. Yet our health-care system treats women's health needs as if they are something outside the normal realm of services." In an OpEd article published in the Seattle Times, Tuesday, August 18, Elaine Rose, CEO … [Read more...] about Get health-care reform right for women
Birth Control, From Taboo Subject to Medical Commodity
Reproductive rights… The freedom of women to use the form of birth control that best suits their individual needs is something most young women in this country take for granted. In yesterday’s post I commented that access to birth control is a relatively recent “right”. As I … [Read more...] about Birth Control, From Taboo Subject to Medical Commodity
Reproductive Rights as a Civil Right
Where were you during the sexual revolution? Last night I noticed that VH1 was running a retrospective of the “Sexual Revolution” of the 60s and 70s. I had a front row seat for the original show, and I thought it would be interesting to look back on the liberation process from … [Read more...] about Reproductive Rights as a Civil Right
‘Abortion Drug’ Awaits New Political Treatment
With more research, it could offer new treatments for breast cancer, fibroids and endometriosis. But since it's an abortion drug, since it weathered a congressional investigation two years ago--and since it's in short supply--researchers have yet to test its full … [Read more...] about ‘Abortion Drug’ Awaits New Political Treatment
Too old for the pill?
As middle years near, women may need to rethink contraceptive choices If you're approaching the middle years of your life, it might be time to review your choice of contraceptives. But don't be too hasty in putting them away for good. Middle-age women and teenagers have the … [Read more...] about Too old for the pill?