Recently-released survey results from the Gallup Well-Being Project spotlighted the differences between LGBT and non-LGBT men and women’s physical, social, financial, and community well-being, and they didn’t paint a pretty picture for LGBT women across geographic and demographic lines.
“Black motherhood and bodily autonomy has been historically undermined and often robbed from Black women in numerous ways. From this country’s first visions of us as wild oversexed Jezebels able to easily produce the next generation of slaves and doting mammies, caretakers and nannies for our slave-master’s children, we haven’t been seen as individual and capable loving nurturers to children.”
In his ruling today, Judge Lee Yeakel didn’t mince words when he explained his decision to strike down a requirement that clinics meet the standards of ambulatory surgical center.
Rape culture dictates that along with proving that they were raped, survivors must also prove that they fought “hard enough” to stop it. This bill could help.
In some Brazilian states, a gynecological test is required to prove you’re fit for a job.
A new report from the Kinsey Institute shows that lesbians are more likely to have orgasms than straight women, and less likely to be unable to orgasm.
The cumulative effect of media coverage on pregnancy paints a pretty warped picture: that pregnant people are the number one health threat to their future children.
Surrogacy agencies within and without the United States are using legal loopholes to profit from poor women and women of color’s bodies.
Lack of information makes it impossible for women and people of color today to make fully informed decisions about their health, and denies them the right to advocate for what happens to their bodies.
So much of our cultural rhetoric around breastfeeding is tied to a sense of what women should be doing rather than what they would like to or are even able to do. Breastfeeding isn’t purely a medical issue, but neither is it a wholly moral one. And all the parameters that go into a woman’s decision to breastfeed pale next to the fear that she is somehow failing her child.
The Fenway Report on discrimination and health amongst trans people elicited barely a yawn from much of blogosphere. If you compare the Fenway report with the recent CDC report, which asked only about sexual orientation not gender identity you’ll get a very different picture of our community’s health.
A recent study shows that a common hysterectomy procedure carries more risks than we thought!
The DC Court of Appeals and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals both handed down rulings on health care subsidies with totally conflicting opinions. If the DC Court of Appeals’ argument is upheld, individuals who purchased their plan through the federally run exchange would lose access to affordable health care.
It specifies that if your employer is a for-profit company who wants to tell you that Jesus knows best what you can and can’t do with your reproductive system, it must notify you if it is going to take away your birth control.
In Tennessee, pregnant women addicted to drugs now face jail time if they can’t kick the habit.
Famous people are saying smart things about Hobby Lobby, anti-discrimination legislation isn’t as effective as it should be, and the kids of LGBT parents are all right.
Today the Supreme Court decided that Hobby Lobby has the right to refuse to cover its employees’ birth control; this is why the ruling happened and what it means.
“An entire year has passed since the shouts heard around the world reverberated throughout the Texas Capitol and forced the state legislature to come to a screeching halt. Rise Up/Levanta Texas formed in late June 2013 as a grassroots response to a growing awareness that our bodies, stories, and voices were being made invisible within the larger narrative surrounding reproductive rights and HB 2.”
The Supreme Court has cast out a Massachusetts law that created a 35-foot protest-free zone around abortion clinics, citing freedom of speech rights for the protesters.
In spite of the number of people who use menstrual hygiene products, researchers in the United States aren’t doing very much to look into the safety of our products.