- Saving the Supreme Court: The Next Six Weeks Could Change Everything
September 24, 2020
Cross-posted from our joint Raising Women’s Voices campaign
Late last week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a long-time champion of women, died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. But over the last six days, we’ve had little chance to mourn her passing or celebrate her life before jumping into an all-hands-on-deck fight to protect her ...
- As COVID-19 Vaccine Manufactures Race to the Finish Line, Ensuring Diverse Participation, Safety and Ethics in Clinical Trials is Essential
September 24, 2020
COVID-19 has all but shut down America. As many as 70 percent of small businesses have experienced prolonged closures; 22 million jobs were lost during the pandemic, and only 42 percent of them have been regained; and 47 states have allowed school districts to continue some form of remote learning, due to the threat of ...
- The Pandemic is Disproportionately Affecting Women — Here’s Why
September 9, 2020
COVID-19 is killing more men. But the social and economic consequences of the pandemic are landing hardest on women.
By: Gabriela Salas
In country after country, population after population, the trend seen earlier this year seems to be true: women appear to be less susceptible to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. But even ...
- I’ve been seeing a lot of news about the Trump administration’s rollback on health care protections. What are the most important things to know about these changes?
July 9, 2020
By Julia Kagan
On June 19, 2020, the Trump-Pence administration finalized its changes to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which specifies the civil rights protections that apply to health care settings. First, some background. In 2016, the Obama administration issued regulations implementing Section 1557 of ACA that made clear that discrimination on the ...
- Lift Unnecessary Restrictions: Access to Medication Abortion During the COVID-19 Pandemic
June 1, 2020
The novel coronavirus outbreak, which began in November 2019, has now expanded to touch nearly every nation, with serious public health consequences in the United States. As countries and states have locked down and enforced social distancing, millions of people have been ordered to stay at home for all but essential activities.
It is no secret ...
- Navigating Pregnancy Care in a Pandemic
May 28, 2020
Pregnancy in a pandemic. These are never words I thought I’d use. But here I am, halfway through my pregnancy trying to navigate a global public health crisis. While every pregnancy poses its own challenges, mine has highlighted the ways in which telemedicine in the era of COVID-19 can expand access to quality care when ...
- The FDA’s Convoluted Stance on Abortion Pills Doesn’t Protect Patients — It Endangers Them
May 8, 2020
The FDA says pregnant people can meet with their doctors remotely and have their abortion at home — but first, they must travel during a global pandemic just to pick up their pills.
May 8, 2020
By Sarah Christopherson and Olivia Snavely
Under federal law, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can impose Risk Evaluation and Mitigation ...
- As COVID-19 Continues to Spread, It’s Important to Make Safe and Healthy Cosmetic and Personal Care Products Choices
May 6, 2020
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact everyone, it is imperative that consumers make safe choices with regard to the personal care and beauty products they use. The virus can be deadly, especially for those with suppressed immune systems. Doctors have advised avoiding potential exposure to the virus, for example by washing hands frequently and ...
- Celebrities + Sex Drug Promotions: Why is this a problem?
April 13, 2020
By: Oliva Snavely
Celebrity promotions are nothing new – we see them constantly, from athletes endorsing sports equipment to singers promoting skin care brands. Unfortunately, celebrity endorsements of medical treatments are also common, with celebrities like Rumer Willis and Suzanne Somers promoting sex drugs for women. While this type of promotion might seem similar to celebrity ...
- Should COVID-19 Impact the Labor and Delivery Process and the Presence of Support Guests?
March 31, 2020
By: Olivia Snavely
In the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect health care workers, hospitals are enacting increasingly strict policies regarding visitation. But the most restrictive edict so far has come from two New York City hospitals who announced that they would not allow any family members, including partners and spouses, or outside ...