Reproductive Justice

Brett Kavanaugh and Reproductive Rights

Democrats have called for the postponement of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. That’s a good thing for reproductive rights advocates, but it’s important to stay informed on the threat posed by the nominee. Kavanaugh still has a good chance of being appointed to our nation’s highest court, and, as there’s no limit on… Continue reading Brett Kavanaugh and Reproductive Rights

Reproductive Justice

Immigrant Justice is a Reproductive Rights Issue

In March, activist Alejandra Pablos was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during a routine check-in. Routine check-ins with ICE are part of life for many people in the United States who are in the process of applying for citizenship, applying for asylum, or waiting on a court date for an immigration status-related issue.… Continue reading Immigrant Justice is a Reproductive Rights Issue

Women's Health

Climate Change and Reproductive Health

More and more, research is confirming that climate change and pollution of all kinds affects every aspect of life on Earth. Not surprisingly, this includes reproductive health. It may be intuitive that what goes on in our environment affects what goes on in our bodies, but the extent of damage that occurs due to environmental… Continue reading Climate Change and Reproductive Health

Abortion

Our Reaction to a Recent Invasion by Anti-Choice Protesters

On Saturday, December 2nd, Capital Women’s Services was infiltrated by anti-choice militants who harassed, demeaned and disrespected our patients and who physically prevented our medical staff from entering our facility. While we are disheartened by the seemingly growing willingness of anti-choicers to violate federal law, we are thankful that the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington,… Continue reading Our Reaction to a Recent Invasion by Anti-Choice Protesters

Birth Control

A Second Look at the Link Between Hormonal Birth Control and Cancer

Alarming headlines have circulated recently regarding a Danish research study that links hormonal contraceptives to an increased risk of breast cancer. The study’s findings are significant—the research team sampled 1.8 million women, ranging from girls in their teens to middle-aged women. It was also a long term study that took 11 years to complete. Researchers… Continue reading A Second Look at the Link Between Hormonal Birth Control and Cancer

Sexism

Celebrating Slutwalk, Rethinking Slutwalk

At some point in life, we all learn that the saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is utter bull. In fact, verbal abuse goes hand in hand with physical violence—as graphics like this illustrate, language is an instrument that normalizes rape culture. In response, activists and marginalized… Continue reading Celebrating Slutwalk, Rethinking Slutwalk

Abortion

Crisis Pregnancy Centers

What are Crisis Pregnancy Centers Really? As women’s health providers we know that providing sensitive care and allowing our patients be empowered through making decisions about their health is the hallmark of well-being. Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) often advertise themselves as being places where women can receive medically accurate options counseling and support when they… Continue reading Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Sexism

Tackling the Wage Gap at the Corporate Level

We know that women are paid less than men. We also know that women go unpaid for vital labor such as domestic chores. And we know that women of color are paid less than white women—black women make about 65 cents on the dollar compared to men, while Latina women make about 54. The gender… Continue reading Tackling the Wage Gap at the Corporate Level

Women's Health

Our Favorite Women’s Reproductive Health Blogs

Sexual and reproductive health is still a mystery for a lot of women in the U.S. It can hard to admit when we don’t feel educated on these intimate parts of life, but it’s actually the norm—in 2015, Newsweek reported that “less than 40 percent of schools nationwide required sex and health education for graduation.”… Continue reading Our Favorite Women’s Reproductive Health Blogs