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

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

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Abortion

Undocumented Teen Blocked from Abortion Care

Abortion has been legal in the United States since the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade in 1973. Yet according to recent reports, the federal Department of Health and Human Services has been preventing undocumented women and teenagers from terminating their pregnancies, even in cases of rape and incest. One case in particular has… Continue reading Undocumented Teen Blocked from Abortion Care

Abortion

Irish Referendum on Abortion Set for Summer 2018

Ireland upholds one of the most restrictive abortion doctrines in the world. The 8th amendment to the Irish constitution, which grants an unborn fetus and its mother an equal right to life, compels thousands of pregnant women to travel to other countries for abortions and reproductive health care every year. Yet Ireland’s regressive policy on… Continue reading Irish Referendum on Abortion Set for Summer 2018