Health
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."
The Affordable Care Act Makes the Gift of Health Insurance Possible

The Affordable Care Act Makes the Gift of Health Insurance Possible

My mom sat down, went on Healthcare.gov, discovered that she qualified for a tax credit to help her afford quality health insurance, and then found 86 health plans from which to choose. All in less than 10 minutes.
Report: Police Harassment May Worsen LA Aids Crisis

Report: Police Harassment May Worsen LA Aids Crisis

Louisiana has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in the US, and the state's AIDS death rate is over two times the national average.
WATCH: FMF Releases Video on Affordable Care Act Enrollment

WATCH: FMF Releases Video on Affordable Care Act Enrollment

Watch it here!
Report Explores Impact of Unsafe Abortion on Women and Families in Uganda

Report Explores Impact of Unsafe Abortion on Women and Families in Uganda

"These findings make clear that more must be done to reduce unintended pregnancy by ensuring Ugandan women have access to family planning services."
Michigan Considers Forcing Women to Purchase Separate Insurance for Abortion Coverage

Michigan Considers Forcing Women to Purchase Separate Insurance for Abortion Coverage

The proposed law would prohibit insurance plans offered in the state from covering abortion without the rider, but the proposal also does not require insurers to offer or provide the rider.
President Obama Announces HIV Cure Initiative

President Obama Announces HIV Cure Initiative

"The United States should be at the forefront of the discoveries into how to put HIV in long-term remission without requiring lifelong therapies," President Obama said at a White House event commemorating World AIDS Day. "Or, better yet, eliminate it completely."
Act Now on HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Healthcare!

Act Now on HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Healthcare!

Women need reproductive health programs to be integrated with HIV/AIDS services, and vice-versa, for improved efficiency and effectiveness in preventing AIDS infection and unplanned pregnancy and improving maternal and child health.
World AIDS Day Calls For Global Unity In Fight Against AIDS

World AIDS Day Calls For Global Unity In Fight Against AIDS

Yesterday marked the 25th annual World AIDS Day, an opportunity for people around the world to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS.