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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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HealthyWomen: 35 Years of Engaging, Educating and Empowering Women

To commemorate National Nonprofit Day, Team HealthyWomen took a walk down memory lane to look at how our organization came to be

Top Facts You Need to Know About Medical Abortion

Top Facts You Need to Know About Medical Abortion

What is medical abortion? How does it work? Where can you get it?

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Should You Worry About Data From Your Period-Tracking App Being Used Against You?

A 2019 study found that 79% of health apps available through the Google Play store regularly shared user data. The data could conceivably be used in a criminal prosecution.

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I Was Bleeding to Death on the Bathroom Floor — While the Medics Insisted I Couldn’t Afford the Ambulance Ride

I was having a medical emergency but racism, classism and sexism got in the way of my care

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The ACA Guarantees Full Contraceptive Coverage. Why Are Women Getting Denied?

Birth control is a right, but insurance companies are defying the law. They must be held accountable.

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Britney’s Conservatorship Is One Example of How the Legacy of Eugenics in the US Continues to Affect the Lives of Disabled Women

Britney Spears was forced to continue wearing an IUD under her conservatorship. Her story is one shared by disabled women across the country who are denied the right to make decisions about their sexual and reproductive health.

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Study Shows an Abortion Ban May Lead to a 21% Increase in Pregnancy-Related Deaths

People who want abortions but are unable to get them can suffer a slew of negative consequences for their health and well-being

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Sex Trafficking Isn’t What You Think: 4 Myths Debunked – and 1 Real-World Way to Prevent Sexual Exploitation

Trafficking victims are often younger transgender people or teens experiencing homelessness who exchange sex with others to meet their basic needs

Miriam McDonald

Women Say California Insurer Makes It Too Hard to Get Drug for Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression affects 1 in 8 new mothers in the United States

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Contraception Is Free to Women, Except When It’s Not

Despite the ACA's guarantees of free contraception coverage, obtaining the right product at no cost can be onerous

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