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HealthyWomen advocates for women's health safety and access and engages readers and policy makers to actively support research and public policies that improve women's lives. As health care decision makers, women deserve objective information about policies that may affect their health and decision-making options. The Policy and Advocacy Center presents women's health policy updates, news about legislation affecting women's health, initiatives supported by HealthyWomen and information on how to get involved.


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Can Schools Require COVID-19 Vaccines for Students Now That Pfizer’s Shot Is Authorized for Kids 12 and Up?

The Food and Drug Administration has granted the first emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents. What comes next?

Prevention & Screenings

Treating Covid-19 Patients in the ICU Nearly Broke Me, But Now I’m Stronger for It

There were days I was so sad and afraid that I wanted to give up on nursing. Now I know I'll never quit.

Real Women, Real Stories

15 Minutes With Jessica Malaty Rivera

The epidemiologist and unlikely Instagram star shares some straight talk about Covid-19 and vaccines

Prevention & Screenings