The creation of a new office within the US Department of Health and Human Services to support medical professionals who refuse to provide health care to women and trans people under the guise of moral or religious objections is the latest in a string of attacks on sexual and reproductive rights.
The selection of Alex Azar to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) represents yet another instance of the Trump Administration elevating an anti-choice man to a position of power over women’s health and bodies.
The Trump Administration announced the elimination of US funding for the UNFPA, a major blow to global women’s health.
In the midst of the Zika epidemic, Brazil’s conservative Congress has seemingly done everything it can to make the situation worse for Brazilian women.
By Adrienne Germain This is one of 13 technical background papers prepared for the International Conference on Better Health for Women and Children through Family Planning, held in Nairobi, Kenya, October 5-9, 1987. Published in 1987, this paper analyzes four program strategies—family planning, maternal and child health, child survival, and safe motherhood—to determine the extent…
Presentations at the Biennial Conference of the Association for Women in Development, Washington, D.C. April, 1987 “Moving Forward: Innovations in Development Policy, Action and Research” was the primary theme of the Biennial Conference of the Association for Women in Development (AWID) held in Washington, D.C. in April 1987. One of three major sub-themes was “Innovations in Reproductive Health and Child Survival.” Adrienne Germain…
By Ruth Dixon-Mueller and Adrienne Germain Published in 1993, these essays offer differing perspectives of women’s health advocates, scientists, and researchers on contraceptive development; assessing “relative risks” of contraception and pregnancy; defining “unmet need” for family planning; and abortion.
Congress finally agreed to provide badly-needed funding to halt the spread of the Zika virus. But it’s woefully inadequate.
A recent legal decision makes clear the government is not prioritizing their reproductive rights, but activists are not giving up.
On Thursday, June 2, Friends of IWHC watched Zika, the incredibly moving documentary about five young Brazilian women and the health care professionals struggling to serve them in the middle of the Zika epidemic.