The dismissal of women’s symptoms is an epidemic; women are constantly ignored within the healthcare system, blocking them from receiving the health care they desperately need.
Current protections against sterilization without knowledge and consent are not working. One solution: Revise the consent form to acknowledge the historical trauma associated with forced sterilization.
For The Weekly Pulse (a revisit of an old Ms. column!), we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to bring you this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness.
In this edition: minding our mental health in the midst of COVID, Trump’s bout with the virus and what we can learn from it, the repro rundown and your weekly dose of pandemic updates.
In the rubble of what’s left of American commitments to international organizations, one survivor is doing well. The United Nations Population Fund, or UNFPA, the perennial target of Republican politicians and presidents since the 1980s, is thriving.
In this edition: Trump tests positive for COVID while 90 percent of Americans are still vulnerable, stigma against substance abuse won’t just ‘go away,’ our health on the 2020 ballot, and a rundown of reproductive health wins and losses.
It’s now a matter of weeks until Election Day, and women’s votes are more crucial this year than ever. We must have not only the will, but also a firm grasp of what we need to hold candidates at all levels accountable for policies that work toward social justice and equity for women.
Health care is a top issue on the minds of most voters. A great deal is at stake for women—not only because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the looming Supreme Court battle.
“Democrats who supported the Hyde Amendment and have repeatedly traded Black women’s rights for political expediency need to listen to us now.”
Senate confirmation of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett would likely end one of the most important women’s rights laws in generations—the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
If the ACA is overturned, Americans will suffer. But women will especially suffer.
Only a full sweep of Congress and the White House can preserve health care access in the United States.
USCIS announced on September 19, 2019 that deferred action was reinstated by USCIS. Despite the reinstatement, the outcome in deferred action cases we handled or tracked across the country continue to raise concerns.
Since the September 19, 2019 reinstatement, USCIS has received 458 initial deferred action requests, with 43 granted, 90 denied, and the rest administratively closed, withdrawn or pending.
USCIS should commit to processing deferred action cases regularly and end the practice of denying protection to the most vulnerable.
“We are at a tipping point. On one hand, we have the 25th anniversary initiatives and global health, feminist and social justice movements. On the other, we have the in-built systemic inequities and legislative obstacles these movements face.”