Federal law allows employers in the U.S. to deny pregnant workers basic accommodations—and effectively force them to choose between their jobs and their pregnancies.
Undoubtedly, the House Means and Ways Committee’s investigation will confirm the realities advocates have been ringing the alarm about for years. Will they defy their own records to finally do something about it?
Accessibility to quality health care centers is a major issue that contributes to high maternal mortality rates in Kenya—and now, women across the country are demanding the care they need.
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.
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.
Despite legislation passed over 20 years ago, women, and especially women of color, are still being left out of clinical trials. The health outcomes for women, and especially women of color, reflect this disparity.
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.
I was 11 weeks pregnant and still hadn’t been seen by a proper physician. It took me three paychecks to save up the $250 it would cost me to see an OB/GYN. I would never make it to that appointment. The night before, I was rushed to the hospital with severe abdominal pain and internal bleeding.
Politicians in Tennessee are trying to cut off sexual and reproductive health access to the over 500,000 women covered by TennCare, the state’s Medicaid program.
In just five months, 590 pregnant woman were booked into custody at immigration detention centers across the country—where they were then denied sufficient medical care and physically abused.