Monthly Policy Roundup
Read our roundup of the latest policy developments and research findings on women's health
New Survey, New Insight
We asked you to share your experience with birth control pills, menopause and hormone therapy. Here are the surprising results.
Navigating Adult Vaccines: How They Impact Our Health and Economy
HealthyWomen brought together policymakers and health care leaders for a discussion on the importance of adult vaccinations and improving access to vaccines in all communities.
Overall Preterm Birth Rates in the United States Increased Last Year — And They Rose for Women of Color
Race and economic status continue to impact birth outcomes for moms and babies
What Can Your Pharmacist Do for You?
Pharmacists do more than fill prescriptions. With expanding roles, they’re becoming indispensable to patient care.
What Do Doctors Do? A List of 10 Common Medical Specialties
Medical specialists are experts in certain areas. Find out what conditions common medical specialities treat.
Why Aren’t Pregnant Women Getting Vaccinated?
Our new survey takes a look at why so many pregnant women are skipping vaccines
In an Aging America, Osteoporosis Is a Looming Public Health Crisis
Read our Senior Policy Advisor Martha Nolan’s op-ed from The Hill about America’s bone health crisis
Why Diversity in Clinical Trials Is Important
When it comes to clinical trials, what we don’t know can hurt women
Can Living in the U.S. Increase Your Risk of Preterm Birth?
Women in the U.S. are more likely to give birth early compared to women in other developed nations. What makes the U.S. different?
Health Insurance 101 for Women: What You’re Entitled to as a Woman
What you need to know to get the health insurance benefits you deserve
You Can Now Buy Hearing Aids Over the Counter
Here’s what to consider if you’re thinking about getting over-the-counter hearing aids
The Importance of Black Dermatologists: Skin Care Must See Color
Only 3% of U.S. dermatologists are Black. It’s a disparity that can have devastating effects for Black patients experiencing skin and hair care concerns.
Will Omicron-Specific Booster Shots Be More Effective at Combating Covid-19? 5 Questions Answered
The new booster shot is now available. Here’s what you need to know.
Obesity Is a Complex Disease With a Variety of Treatments
Different people need different approaches when it comes to treating obesity. Find out what options exist.
Conservative Blocs Unleash Litigation to Curb Public Health Powers
Public health experts say the litigation has endangered the fundamental tools that public health workers have utilized for decades to protect community health
Survey Says: Insurance Providers May Put Up Barriers to Care
A 2021 survey conducted by HealthyWomen found techniques used by insurance companies to manage care don’t always benefit the patient
Social Determinants of Health, Health Disparities and Health Equity
Learn how factors in the environment affect people’s health and contribute to health disparities
Five Things to Know Now That the Supreme Court Has Overturned Roe v. Wade
By undoing that landmark decision, the court has empowered states to set their own abortion restrictions — so where people live will determine their level of access.
What the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Abortion Means for Women’s Health and Well-Being: 4 Essential Reads
Scholars explain how the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion is likely to affect women’s health.
Women Having Surgery Get Better Results if Their Surgeon Is a Woman
Recent research finds that women are less likely to have complications or die when their surgeon is a woman
A Recap: HealthyWomen’s Webinar, “CURES 2.0: Leading Women’s Health Forward”
HealthyWomen convened policy experts to examine the potential impact of the CURES 2.0 Act on women’s health