The Zika crisis is about to expose the consequences of political opposition to affordable and accessible women’s health care services and social policies that support families.
Michelle Hartney is an artist focused on the injustices women face when they give birth.
“My personal dream is to have feminine hygiene products accessible to every woman in the United States.”
Teen pregnancy rates have been on a steady decline in the U.S., and it’s because of better contraceptive access and education.
As a Latina, I have been taught that I am more likely to have a child in high school than to go off to college. That’s why I spent the last two years fighting fighting stigma and social norms in pursuit of a simple, but revolutionary, conversation-sparking tool: A condom machine.
Prominent feminist activists and leaders from a variety of disciplines have signed an open letter to Congressmembers and political candidates stressing the immediate need to pass legislation to respond to the Zika virus
The veto was a blow to activists at the local and national level who pressured the state to remove the tax.
Despite some improvement, Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. One of the biggest contributors is a lack of access to and knowledge of contraception in the region.
Organizations like APHIA, Tunza, and Jhpiego have worked in urban slums communities to help women access quality health care information and services, including family planning.
While new legislation in New York City would, on paper, guarantee that women be provided with a reasonable amount of menstrual supplies upon request in public spaces, ensuring the enforced distribution of supplies in practice at correctional facilities will likely remain a challenge.