My stomach is in knots with social media buzz, reviews and accolades for the new film “Birds Of Prey,” and I had a hard time watching the recent Academy Awards since “The Joker” was nominated for 11 awards. Why isn’t anyone asking what type of damage movies like these are doing to those of us who suffer with mental illness?
The Women’s Health Protection Act would bring needed federal protection for my patients and safeguard their right to abortion care.
Congress finally guaranteed paid leave to federal workers when they have a new baby or adopt or foster a child.
In England, at least half of all babies are born into the hands of midwives, including both Princess Kate’s and Meghan Markle’s children. In Sweden and Finland, both countries at the top of their obstetric game, care during pregnancy is provided almost exclusively by midwives, with obstetricians involved in only high-risk pregnancies.
“Pandora’s Box” is a documentary that takes us from Maasai villages to Mumbai, from London to Manhattan—and in each community, we meet people who were deprived of their dignity, opportunities and their voices because they began to bleed. Three of the women who helped tell the story talked to Ms. at the film’s premiere about what they’ve learned from the movement—and the movie.
While President Trump prepared to deliver his “State of the Union” address, Mothering Justice Michigan Executive Director Eboni Taylor offered an address to highlight disparities and inequalities Black mothers face and to challenge the public and policymakers to take action.
One of the reasons FGM persists is that it happens in silence. We need a national conversation that engages all sectors of society. We need to recognize that FGM is child sexual assault. We need the stories of FGM survivors integrated into a more inclusive and intersectional #MeToo movement.
Sharing this story is an act of freedom over our bodies.
Teaching young patients to advocate for themselves at every medical appointment and to ask informed questions before consenting to exams may help correct for an imbalance of power between patients and physicians.
Today, the Trump administration announced an overhaul of the Medicaid program that could deny or limit benefits and may result in reducing enrollment in the program, particularly in states hostile to the Affordable Care Act that want to limit expenses.