Affordable Health Insurance is on the Ballot in 2018

The thought of health insurance without coverage for contraception, mammograms and childbirth? Plainly, it makes us sick.

What Women Want: Respectful Care and an End to Obstetric Fistula in Uganda

The What Women Want campaign has provided EngenderHealth Uganda with an opportunity to get first-hand information about the women’s priority concerns regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights. From their responses, we’ve learned they fundamentally want their rights respected and to have healthy reproductive lives.

Creating Safe Spaces for Girls in Rural Niger

Seventy-six percent of girls in Niger are married before the age of 18.  Only 14 percent are enrolled in secondary school. Together, these two stark statistics shed immense light on the conditions shaping the lives of girls in the nation—and provide a blueprint for how to empower them.

Taking a Life-Course Approach to Women’s Sexual Health

Today, on World Sexual Health Day, we must prioritize sexual wellbeing as a key component of sexual and reproductive health care—and we must include older women in the conversation.

#SummersDeceive: Protesting the Toxic Unknown of Summer’s Eve Products

Over 15,000 women are protesting Summer’s Eve—claiming its products promote manipulative marketing, include toxic products and have poor ingredient disclosure.

The Ms. Q&A: Sateria Venable Wants to Show the World the #FaceOfFibroids

The only thing more startling about rising uterine fibroid (UF) diagnosis rates—1 in 3 women will experience UF in their lifetime—may be the global silence about this women’s health crisis. Sateria Venable founded The Fibroid Foundation to break that silence.

Warning Communities About Fake Clinics, One Sidewalk at a Time

Armed with chalk, Southwestern Law School students like Haley Pollock are drawing attention to the dangers of crisis pregnancy centers in their community—literally.

What Women Want in Amsterdam (and Around the World)

I interviewed hundreds of women at the 22nd Annual AIDS Conference in Amsterdam—and discovered that, no matter where they are from, women everywhere want the same, universal things.

Confronting the Dangers of Medical Sexism at “The Bleeding Edge”

Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick’s new Netflix documentary, “The Bleeding Edge,” reveals the dangers of the world of under-regulated medical devices—and their disproportionate impacts on women’s lives.

What Women Want in India

The current global What Women Want campaign has roots in India—where advocates realized women’s voices were missing from their work to improve maternal healthcare and deliberately sought them out.

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