Tag Archives: Women's Health

Are mainstream breast cancer awareness initiatives hurting more than they’re helping?

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post from Verónica Bayetti Flores. Verónica is the Assistant Director of the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program (CLPP) at Hampshire College. She has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color, and helped to [...]
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The gene patent case before the Supreme Court is hugely important to women’s health

Tweet Ed. note: Katie is off this week, so Arikia Millikan is guest blogging in her place. Arikia is a Brooklyn-based journalist and former Wired editor who writes about science and technology. She was Nate Silver’s research assistant for the NY Times bestseller The Signal and the Noise. The Supreme Court is currently hearing a [...]
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Thank an abortion provider

Tweet Image via Advocates for Youth. Yesterday was the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. In a reasonable world, being an abortion provider would not require any particular courage. But we live in a country that has seen 218 bombings and arsons, 656 bomb threats, and 191 incidents of assault and battery at abortion clinics in the last [...]
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OB/GYNs call for the pill to be available over-the-counter

TweetThis could be a game-changer, right? The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has recommended that oral contraceptives should be available without a prescription. Cost, access, and convenience issues are common reasons why women do not use contraception or use it inconsistently. There are no OCs currently approved for OTC access, but The College believes [...]
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Send a copy of Our Bodies Ourselves to every member of Congress

TweetClearly, some of them need it. Seems we have some members of Congress who couldn’t pass seventh grade Biology, and yet, they’re still allowed to write and pass legislation that gets all up in women’s… business. So, the smart people over at Our Bodies, Ourselves have started a campaign to get a copy of their [...]
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