Protecting the ACA is Only a Starting Point for Women’s Health Care

On Thursday, President Biden signed an executive order to reopen enrollment on the Affordable Care Act’s HealthCare.gov, the federal health insurance marketplace, from February 15 to May 15.

But while this is a welcome first step to help uninsured Americans get coverage, now is the time to make progress and go further in women’s access to health care—not just to hold on to the last decade’s achievements.

The Biden-Harris Administration Must Treat Fertility Treatment as a Matter of Reproductive Choice

I read news articles applauding President Biden for appointing women and people of color to his Cabinet, and I dare to think: Could this be the moment to bring fertility to the forefront?

The path to motherhood for many low-income women, queer women, Black women, the chronically ill, and myriad other would-be mothers is far from clear. Expanding the ACA and providing more affordable healthcare options to women is one way to ease the burden of fertility treatment.

Rest in Power: Betty Dodson, Who Continues to Inspire Us to Own the Joy of Our Bodies

Iconic feminist sex educator Betty Dodson—the godmother of female masturbation—passed away late last year at the age 91.

When I interviewed many of the women who had known her, and were truly inspired by her over the years, it became apparent to me that she had always been this force of nature, so powerful in her enthusiastic embrace of a woman’s innate right to own her erotic power that she convinced her own mother to pose naked for her at the beginning of her career as an erotic artist.