Health
Cuba Faces Condom Shortage

Cuba Faces Condom Shortage

A current condom shortage in Cuba is stirring fears of higher STD rates and unplanned pregnancies.
More than 7 Million People Enrolled in Healthcare Through Affordable Care Act

More than 7 Million People Enrolled in Healthcare Through Affordable Care Act

Despite false advertising about the ACA, numerous Republican attempts to dismantle the law, and problems with the rollout of the Healthcare.gov site, millions of Americans will now access quality, affordable health insurance.
Breastfeeding Woman Pushed To Resign Will Not Get Discrimination Trial

Breastfeeding Woman Pushed To Resign Will Not Get Discrimination Trial

Despite the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978's bar on discrimination toward pregnant employees, many American women are forced out of their jobs or denied accommodations that would allow them to continue working once they become pregnant.
New Bill Aims To Expand Health Care Access for Immigrant Women and Families

New Bill Aims To Expand Health Care Access for Immigrant Women and Families

The Health Equity and Access Under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2014, introduced last week, would significantly improve the ability of immigrant women and families to access affordable health care.
Majority of Americans Approve of Obamacare Contraception Mandate

Majority of Americans Approve of Obamacare Contraception Mandate

53 percent of the 1,000 adults surveyed by telephone said that they believe employers should be required to include contraception coverage in workers' health plans even if the employers oppose its use.
We Need You At The Supreme Court!

We Need You At The Supreme Court!

We need you to stand with us at the Supreme Court on March 25 to preserve contraceptive access for millions of women.
Uninsured Rate Hits New Low as Affordable Care Act Puts Insurance Within Reach

Uninsured Rate Hits New Low as Affordable Care Act Puts Insurance Within Reach

The ACA has helped over 4.2 million Americans obtain the health insurance they need to be able to take care of themselves and their families
Study Finds Continuing Gender Gap in Medical Research

Study Finds Continuing Gender Gap in Medical Research

In response to this report, presented at the Women's Health Summit in Boston on Monday, Senator Elizabeth Warren has publicly stated her intention to push for new laws that would create greater oversight for federal agencies and ensure greater representation of women in medical research.
USDA Expands Access to Healthy Food for Low-Income Women And Children

USDA Expands Access to Healthy Food for Low-Income Women And Children

Two million women and seven million children will now have greater access to a variety of nutritious food options, thanks to the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) expansion of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case to Limit Access to Women's Healthcare Centers

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case to Limit Access to Women’s Healthcare Centers

"The men and women of this state have the right to see the health care provider they deem is best for them."
Fetus of Brain-Dead Woman Kept On Life Support Against Wishes Found Deformed

Fetus of Brain-Dead Woman Kept On Life Support Against Wishes Found Deformed

The attorneys said the fetus is "gestating within a dead and deteriorating body as the horrified family looks on."
First Woman Nominated to Lead Global US HIV/AIDS Programs

First Woman Nominated to Lead Global US HIV/AIDS Programs

President Obama has nominated Dr. Deborah Birx to become the next leader of PEPFAR, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which funds HIV/AIDS programs and prevention efforts around the world.
Over 2 Million Americans Enrolled For Insurance Through ACA

Over 2 Million Americans Enrolled For Insurance Through ACA

Over 2 million of Americans have enrolled in health insurance plans offered through state marketplaces.  According to a report released yesterday by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), almost 2.2 million people selected marketplace plans from October 1, when enrollment started, through December 28. A surge in enrollment took place in December before the deadline...
Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman Kept Alive Against Her Wishes

Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman Kept Alive Against Her Wishes

A 2012 report by the Center for Women Policy Studies found that Texas is one of 12 US states that invalidate a woman's end-of-life wishes if she is pregnant.
Israel May Fund Abortions For Some Women

Israel May Fund Abortions For Some Women

The Israeli government may start funding abortions for women aged 20 to 33 if recommendations recently made by a Health Ministry committee are enacted. Israeli women under the age of 17 and over the ago of 40 already receive subsidized abortion services for personal reasons. Women also get almost automatic approval for an abortion if...
Study Finds Pharmacists Misinform Teens Seeking Plan B

Study Finds Pharmacists Misinform Teens Seeking Plan B

Pharmacists often give teens misleading information about emergency contraception that may prevent them from obtaining it, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.  After pediatrician Dr. Tracy Wilkinson, the lead study author, heard strange information from her teenage patients about emergency contraception, she decided to investigate. She and several researchers called over...
Only 3 Days Left to Enroll for Affordable Care Act Coverage Starting January 1!

Only 3 Days Left to Enroll for Affordable Care Act Coverage Starting January 1!

The deadline to enroll in new health insurance plans through the state Health Insurance Marketplaces is December 23 for coverage starting on January 1.
The Affordable Care Act Fits My Needs and Cut My Costs

The Affordable Care Act Fits My Needs and Cut My Costs

"Healthcare coverage is not a luxury for me; it is a necessity."
White House Highlights Benefits of Affordable Care Act to Moms

White House Highlights Benefits of Affordable Care Act to Moms

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama met with a group of eight mothers yesterday to discuss how the Affordable Care Act benefits their families.
Lee Introduces House Bill To End Federal Funding of Abstinence Education

Lee Introduces House Bill To End Federal Funding of Abstinence Education

"We need to get serious about educating our young people about sex."