Because a Period Should End a Sentence, Not a Girl’s Education

In developing countries throughout the world—including Afghanistan, Uganda and India—between 25 and 57 percent of adolescent girls miss school or drop out all together because of their periods. Girl activists from LA and a filmmaker have joined forces to change that.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Decimate the Social Safety Net for California Women

These extreme attacks on Medicaid and the ACA are attacks on the nation’s social safety net.

A Moral Matter

Thousands of American nuns have come together to oppose Congressional efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, demonstrating that they are an indomitable force with a popular position that demands recognition.

Trumpcare Exemplifies the Link between Gender Parity and Women’s Rights

Perhaps if the process had included five female Senators, it would have produced a different bill.

I Almost Died Because of Medical Bias—And I’m Not Alone

What’s missing from the ongoing debates about healthcare policy is how frequently women and members of other marginalized groups face systemic bias in seeking medical care and treatment.

The Trump Administration Just Abruptly Cut Funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

The Trump Administration this week discretely cut over $200 million in funding for over 80 institutions around the country that have been working to find scientific data to help lower teen pregnancy rates.

Q&A: Menstrual Equity Champion Jennifer Weiss-Wolf on Fighting for the Reproductive Health of Incarcerated Women

Ms. spoke with Weiss-Wolf about the recently-introduced Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act and how it could change the lives of women in prison.

The Senate’s Trumpcare Bill Just Got Worse for Women

The Senate’s most recent revision to its Trumpcare bill still slashes Medicaid, and its impacts on women’s health are even more egregious.

Uncovering the Story Left Out of Our Healthcare Discourse

A new study points to an absence of resources, the accumulation of excess wealth, intergenerational trauma and violence against women as factors contributing to women of color experiencing “far worse health and economic outcomes than their white counterparts.”

A Majority of Americans Support the Affordable Care Act—And Its Benefits for Women’s Health

A majority of Americans support the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage mandate, and a majority don’t want Medicaid cut or the Senate’s repeal bill passed.

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