Growing Up Female in Cameroon: Interview with Dadine Dsandjon

“Young people need to be educated about their sexual rights. In Cameroun, the rights of young women are violated all the time. Many women don’t know that they have the right to decide with whom and when to have sexual relations.” Dadine Dsandjon is the Assistant Executive Secretary of…

House Gouges Reproductive Health Services for World’s Poorest Women

In the continuing assault on women’s health and rights, today the House of Representatives included significant cuts to reproductive health services, including family planning, for those in greatest need in developing countries for these essential services.  The action came during subcommittee consideration of the bill to fund international assistance and diplomatic efforts around…

Kudos to House Efforts to Promote Free Speech and Women’s Health and Rights

In the wake of new House attempts to reinstate the Global Gag Rule, Rep. Nita Lowey and more than 103 other Members of Congress today introduced the Global Democracy Promotion Act, a bill to ensure that the…

Capital Critique: House Moves to Reimpose the Global Gag Rule

The never ending political ping pong of whether the United States imposes a global gag rule on health care providers including voluntary contraception and family planning services for their clients went another round today in the House Foreign Relations Committee.  Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) successfully included a provision to put the…

Capital Critique: Institute of Medicine Charts Course for Improved Women’s Health

A new Institute of Medicine report that will be used to guide the final decisions on what no-cost, preventive health care services for women must be covered by all health insurance plans, soundly supports key reproductive health services for women.  Undertaken at the…