- Contraceptive Coverage under the ACA: Clinics, Claims, and Counterpoints
April 16, 2015
Before beginning my internship at the Network, I worked at a reproductive health clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The clinic offered a myriad of services ranging from annual pap smears to abortion care to contraceptive management. You might think that when it came to fighting with insurance companies, our biggest point of contention would be coverage ...
- Spread the word, not the virus!
April 9, 2015
Did you know that half of all sexually active individuals in the United States would get an STD by the time they’re 25? Sounds viral, right?
This statistic sounds outrageous, but in today’s society where many young people view sex as casual, it’s not hard to believe.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that approximately ...
- “The Fight to Advance Access to Health Coverage for Immigrant Women and Families”- An Introduction to Capitol Hill
April 1, 2015
Raise your hand if you are an immigrant.
Raise your hand if your parents are immigrants.
Raise your hand if your grandparents are immigrants.
Raise your hand if you or a loved one has ever had a major health issue.
More and more hands went up with each subsequent statement until finally all hands in ...
- You’re Never Too Young for Heart Health
February 24, 2015
When you think of the month of February you might think about Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl, or even Groundhog Day. But February is also American Heart Month, a time to remind Americans of one of the biggest health threats in our country, especially to women. Although heart disease is the #1 killer of American ...
- 50 Shades of Sexy But Not Safe
February 13, 2015
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, ladies around the world are anticipating to be showered with romantic gestures. However this year, there’s something else women all over the country are looking forward to on V-day: the release of the movie adaptation novel of the infamous, 50 Shades of Grey.
Now before I get into the nitty ...