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Monthly Policy Roundup

Read our roundup of the latest policy developments and research findings on women's health

Women's Health Policy Issues

Women's Health Policy Issues

Policy decisions affect your health. Here's how.

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Why Aren’t Pregnant Women Getting Vaccinated?

Despite evidence of the efficacy, safety and benefits of maternal immunization, 40% of pregnant women did not receive essential vaccines in 2019 and 2020

Obesity Is a Complex Disease With a Variety of Treatments

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.

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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

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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

Social Determinants of Health, Health Disparities and Health Equity

Learn how factors in the environment affect people’s health and contribute to health disparities

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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.

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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.

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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

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