Rally for healthcare reform, San Francisco City Hall / Photo by Steve Rhodes
Rally for healthcare reform, San Francisco City Hall / Photo by Steve Rhodes (cc)

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Pregnancy & Birth: Evidence-Based Care

U.S. maternity care is not based on the best available evidence, nor is it distributed equally. The question is: What can be done about it? Learn more about policies and attitudes toward pregnancy and birth, and sign on to support OBOS’s statement, Choices in Childbirth, produced in collaboration with physicians, midwives and women’s health advocates. OBOS is also encouraging support for the licensing and regulation of Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs), especially in Massachusetts, where both House and Senate bills have been proposed. Learn what you can do >>

Breast Implants: Safety and Health

Breast augmentation is hugely popular, but many women are not aware of the potential health risks and the debate about implant safety. OBOS is working with film director Carol Ciancutti-Leyva to organize screenings of the documentary “Absolutely Safe,” which covers all sides of the issue, and with the National Center for Health Research to ensure that health insurance policies under the Affordable Care Act will cover treatment and breast implant removal when it is medically necessary. Learn what you can do >>