women s rights

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Women’s Health Concerns Are Not Always Taken Seriously — and It’s Even Worse for Women of Color

Women, especially women of color, are often dismissed and ignored by healthcare providers. Here’s what you can do about it.

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HealthyWomen: More Than 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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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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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.

Tara, 2022

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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Abortion Opponents Are Chipping Away at Reproductive Rights — One State at a Time

From administrative impediments to all-out bans, here's how several states are undercutting Roe v. Wade in 2021

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15 Minutes With Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

A champion for women's health, Debbie Dingell opens up about her recent emergency surgery and her thoughts about health care in the United States

Never let the world dictate how you view your body

Biden Moves to Overturn Trump Birth Control Rules

Trump era rules resulted in hundreds of thousands losing access to critical family planning and related preventive health services

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Women Frequently Experience Sexual Harassment at Work, yet Few Claims Ever Reach a Courtroom

Unwanted touching in the office is an all-too-common experience for women

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Learn More About Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a disease that affects 1 in 3 women

Domestic Violence Hurts People With Disabilities, Too

Domestic Violence Hurts People With Disabilities, Too

The hidden epidemic within the disability community

Ending Pandemic-Era Telehealth Coverage Fails American Women

Ending Pandemic-Era Telehealth Coverage Fails American Women

Why policymakers must permanently expand Medicare coverage for telehealth visits

Without Ginsburg, Judicial Threats to the ACA, Reproductive Rights Heighten

Without Ginsburg, Judicial Threats to the ACA, Reproductive Rights Heighten

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg puts Obamacare, abortion rights and brith control at risk.

Are Women With Chronic Conditions Able to Access Care During COVID-19 Pandemic?

Are Women With Chronic Conditions Able to Access Care During COVID-19 Pandemic?

We surveyed women with chronic conditions to find out about their ability to access necessary in-clinic treatment.

Aurelie Richards

Accessing Competent Health Care as a Trans Woman

The system defines me as an anomaly, but I'm learning to take responsibility for my own health.