• Dangerously Flawed Study Creates False Sense of Complacency: Why Women Should Still Avoid Talc-Based Powder
    January 14, 2020
    Dangerously Flawed Study Creates False Sense of Complacency:  Why Women Should Still Avoid Talc-Based Powder
    By:  M. Isabelle Chaudry and Sarah Christopherson A new study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association made headlines for its assertion that there’s no “statistically significant” link between genital powder use and ovarian cancer. But a deeper dive into the study reveals how dangerously misleading its conclusions really are.  The study relied ...
  • Affordable v. Accessible: Health Care through the Eyes of Women 
    January 8, 2020
    Affordable v. Accessible: Health Care through the Eyes of Women 
    By: Gabriela Salas For the past five years, U.S. residents have listed the accessibility and affordability of health care as their top concern, according to Gallup. Going back further, they’ve reported “personally worrying a great deal” about health care since 2001. Voter concerns about access to quality, affordable health care has played a significant role in ...
  • The History Behind Your Birth Control 
    November 13, 2019
    The History Behind Your Birth Control 
    By: Gabriela Salas  Today we’re saying #ThxBirthControl to celebrate the ways that birth control gives people the power to plan, space, and prevent pregnancy, empowering them to determine their own reproductive futures. Recognizing the importance of affordable, safe, and effective contraception in women’s lives is even more important in the face of ongoing attacks from the ...
  • A Tale of Two Worlds: Fighting for Safe Cosmetics as Both a Women’s Health Advocate and a Makeup Artist
    October 17, 2019
    A Tale of Two Worlds: Fighting for Safe Cosmetics as Both a Women’s Health Advocate and a Makeup Artist
    Did my adolescent personal care practices affect my reproductive health? Those harsh realities still exist in today’s highly unregulated beauty industry. Growing up, my family and I would adorn our faces and tresses by going to specialized ethnic beauty supply stores for our hair care and cosmetic needs. I always thought of these places as a ...
  • Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Is a Public Health Crisis
    October 8, 2019
    Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Is a Public Health Crisis
    By Shakun Kaushal Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s trial was supposed to begin in early September. It has been pushed back to January of 2020 due to new sexual assault allegations. In the aftermath of the #MeToo movement, conversations about sexual harassment in the workplace must continue as sexual harassment is a health issue.  Sexual harassment, according ...
  • Fighting Fear with Facts: What to Know About the Public Charge Rule
    September 17, 2019
    Fighting Fear with Facts: What to Know About the Public Charge Rule
    By: Gabriela Salas Last month, the Trump administration finalized a radical new rule as part of their larger attack on immigrant communities. Known as the “public charge” rule, it’s a particularly cruel and short-sighted example of the administration’s on-going attempt to limit immigration of poor brown communities, primarily from Latin America (specifically Central America), as well ...
  • TFW your tax dollars help promote an anti-birth control birth control app.
    August 28, 2019
    TFW your tax dollars help promote an anti-birth control birth control app.
      By Maggie Gorini It’s called FEMM… …and you don’t want it anywhere near your personal life. Fake clinic “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs) are aggressively pushing the Catholic Church-approved FEMM app (Fertility Education and Medical Management), a fertility tracking app promoted as an alternative to hormonal birth control that is backed by opponents of reproductive rights and health ...
  • Women Bear the Greater Burden of the Opioid Epidemic
    August 28, 2019
    Women Bear the Greater Burden of the Opioid Epidemic
    The United States is in the grip of an opioid epidemic. It has been declared a public health emergency, and the US government is launching a campaign to raise awareness of this issue. But one thing such campaigns fail to acknowledge is that women bear the greater burden of this epidemic. Due to a variety of ...
  • RWV: Take Action: Congress Can Save Title X
    August 23, 2019
    RWV: Take Action: Congress Can Save Title X
    Cross-posted from our joint Raising Women’s Voices campaign Trump Rules Force Clinics to Scramble to Protect Patients On Monday, reproductive health clinics across the nation withdrew from the federal Title X program rather than submit plans for complying with the Trump administration’s radical new “gag” rule. Planned Parenthood, the largest Title X grantee serving roughly 40% of the program’s ...
  • Harmful Chemicals in Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Lead to Negative Health Outcomes for Women 
    August 16, 2019
    Harmful Chemicals in Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Lead to Negative Health Outcomes for Women 
    On average, women use 12 products containing 168 unique ingredients every day. Men, on the other hand, use 6 products daily with 85 unique ingredients according to the Environmental Working Group. Their study shows that some of the chemicals in personal care and cosmetic products have been linked to health problems, including cancer and infertility.  Hundreds of chemicals including, phthalates, ...