The Obama administration plans to conduct a large study on female genital mutilation to try to assess how many girls and women in the US are at risk or have experienced the practice.
The treaty, among other things, reaffirms the need for fundamental human rights for all people with disabilities, and highlights the need to recognize and respond to discrimination against those with disabilities.
The White House clarified on Thursday that closely held for-profit corporations refusing to provide contraceptive coverage will be required to inform their employees.
An Alaska state court judge this week temporarily blocked a law that created a narrow definition for when abortions were "medically necessary" and therefore covered under Alaska Medicaid.
Norway has provided a $15 million grant to the Nigerian government to help the country reduce maternal and child mortality.
Nigeria accounts for 13 percent of global maternal death rates, with 36,000 women dying in pregnancy or child birth each year, and child marriage rates across Nigeria often outpace those in other nations around the world.
The new mother was arrested and charged with simple assault just two days after giving birth.
Democrats in the House and Senate are expected to introduce companion bills today to reverse the US Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby by prohibiting for-profit employers from refusing to provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives.
A majority of the US Supreme Court granted a temporary emergency injunction to Wheaton College, ruling that the school does not have to comply with the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage benefit.
The US Supreme Court will decide next term whether the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) requires an employer to provide workplace accommodations to pregnant employees if that employer also provides comparable accommodations to non-pregnant employees who become temporarily unable to perform their jobs without the accommodation.
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a series of orders suggesting that its decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby applies to all forms of contraception and not just the methods at issue in the Hobby Lobby case.
Even as the Court decided that closely-held corporations could have religious rights protected by the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), the conservative majority minimized not only the importance of women's health but also the goal of women's equality.
Women in prison are still people - and they shouldn't have to endure shackling during childbirth and forced sterilization just because they committed a crime.
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. today in a major blow to reproductive rights for women across the nation.
One northern Alabama clinic surrendered its provider license Tuesday. The Alabama Women's Center in Huntsville is the latest victim of a new state TRAP law set to take effect July 1.
Two Michigan lawmakers introduced state legislation to repeal a Michigan law that forces women to buy additional health insurance coverage for abortion, even in cases of rape or when a women's health is endangered.
Young adults are now 7.2 percent more likely to have health insurance, 6.2 percent more likely to report "excellent physical health" and 4 percent more likely to say they are in "excellent mental health."
A panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled yesterday that the Affordable Care Act birth control coverage benefit does not violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act or the First Amendment,
HB 1274 requires physicians to to keep brain-dead women who are at least 20 weeks pregnant on mechanical support if there is a chance the fetus is viable.
"There is no better investment in the world's future prosperity than women's and children's health."