New York just passed the most extensive family leave legislation in the country and it’s a major step forward for women’s health and economic security.
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Sixty-six percent of all women seeking abortions live in states that have informed consent laws that mandate that women seeking abortion receive information on fetal development and alternatives to abortion. A new report finds that much of the information is medically inaccurate.
Women who use drugs to deal with a history of abuse and other traumas need treatment and help. Instead, they are thrown in jail, prosecuted, and become part of a criminal justice system that fails to offer any rehabilitative measures and often re-traumatizes them.
Maternal health and rights are inextricably linked. Join mothers, activists, healthcare professionals, and researchers from around the world who are asking the U.N. Secretary General to recognize April 11 as the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights.
The FDA announced good news yesterday when they changed the guidelines for taking Mifeprex, the brand name for the pill used in medication abortions. The updated labeling actually reflects how health care providers have been prescribing the medication for years and allows women to take the pill later in pregnancy and requires fewer visits to the health care provider.
As infertility treatments expand, more and more women are donating their eggs. Unfortunately, little is known about the long-term safety of egg donation. OBOS’s Judy Norsigian and Dr. Timothy Johnson explore why this is true and what can be done to encourage more research.
Talking openly and honestly with young women about sex, pleasure, and trust not only leads to healthier decision making but allows young women to feel more comfortable with their bodies and their sexual pleasure.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on religiously affiliated organizations’ objections to the ACA’s contraceptive coverage mandate. Although there is accommodation for groups to opt-out, some organizations still find the process “morally objectionable.”
What’s Behind the Increased Numbers of Black Women Dying During Pregnancy and Childbirth in the United States?
New OBOS blogger Amie Newman explores why black women in the United States are dying during pregnancy, childbirth, and the year following childbirth at nearly four times the rate of white women. While poor women are at greater risk of dying than women who have higher incomes, the disparity between black and white women is consistent at all income levels.
Josephine Cristobal writes about how Obama’s 2017 proposed budget cuts the last vestiges of federal funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage sex education.