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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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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

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Why Diversity in Clinical Trials Is Important

When it comes to clinical trials, what we don’t know can hurt women

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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?

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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

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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

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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.

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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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