Resources: Contraceptive Vaccines
Resistance on the Rise: International Action Meeting on Anti-Fertility "Vaccines" is now available from the U.S. representatives for the international campaign against population control and abusive, hazardous contraceptives. The booklet reports on a 1995 meeting held in Canada at which international activists discussed their plans to continue campaigning against the development of contraceptive "vaccines". The booklet also includes important background information on the activists' critique of the safety of immunological contraceptives and their analysis of population control in the 1990s. For copies of the report contact the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, P.O. Box 192, 240A Elm Street, Somerville, MA 02144.
The Health and Well-Being of Asian and Pacific Islander American Women reviews existing epidemiological research and incorporates a consumer-based perspective. This perspective is based on health concerns expressed by Asian and Pacific Islander American women and girls who participated in a statewide conference on APIA women's health and related focus groups, roundtables and community meetings. The report is 56 pages long and costs $10 for individuals or community- based organizations and $25 for academic institutions, government agencies, and hospitals. To order the report and for more information about the group, contact Asians and Pacific Islanders for Reproductive Health, 1221 Preservation Park Way, Suite 204, Oakland, CA 94612, (510) 268-8988.
Congress, the Administration and Women's Health: Accomplishments and Setbacks in 1996 and a Look Ahead reviews federal policy developments in insurance coverage, reproductive health, prevention, health care for low-income women and research. Although this report could have been strengthened by a more complete discussion of the pros and cons of specific women's health services, it is an excellent overview of actions taken by Congress and the Federal government. It was prepared by the National Women's Law Center and can be requested by contacting the Center at 11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 588-5180.