The Women’s Health Activist Newsletter
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Okay, I admit it. Sometimes I try to cheer myself up by turning on some upbeat music and dancing by myself. Although I wouldn’t want anyone to see me bouncing around when I’ve cranked up the music (I’m a lousy dancer), I don’t mind people knowing that one of my favorite cheer-me-up songs is Aretha Franklin’s version of “RESPECT.”
The gains we’ve made are in jeopardy. In the last 6 years, over 9 million women have gotten health care coverage; nearly 30 million women now have access to contraception without co-pays; and 6 million women on Medicare have saved $11 billion on prescription drugs as the donut hole shrank.
Medical aid in dying is a safe and trusted practice. Laws such as EOLOA are an important component of end-of-life care, and these carefully crafted processes can have positive results.
There is a reason feminists have been declaring “the personal is political” for decades. We all go through peaks and dips in our feminist convictions as our experiences and exposures grow. Some days you might not think about being a feminist at all, while other days it might course through you with exhilaration, frustration, or maybe exhaustion.
Taken from the January/February 2017 issue of the Women’s Health Activist Newsletter. The day after the election the reporter wanted to know: should women be worried? Yes. President-elect Trump enters office having boasted about using his wealth and power to…
Over the last few years, there has been a surge in the promotion of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants like Nexplanon. LARCs are highly effective in preventing pregnancy, last for an extended period of time, and work without user action once they are inserted. These characteristics make them a valuable addition to the mix of contraceptive options.
By the time this column is printed, the election will be over, and we’ll know what we’re facing. As I write this, though, we don’t yet know what the results will be. Will this country elect a man who jokes…
Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need (RWV) continues to support its network of 30 regional coordinators (RCs) in 28 states. In this election cycle, it was of upmost importance for RCs to engage in non-partisan civic engagement activities to ensure women’s issues and concerns are addressed in a positive manner by policymakers.