• Facing Whatever is Ahead of Us
    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 about touching women without their consent, whose running mate tried to defund Planned Parenthood, and ...
  • The RWV Roundup – November/December 2016
    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. Texas’ ...
  • Snapshots – November/December 2016
    Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, and its deficiency is thought to contribute to bone problems, heart disease, and some cancers. People with higher Vitamin D levels have lower risk of disease — although there’s a shortage of clinical trials on this issue. New research suggests that African American women may get a Vitamin ...
  • Young Feminist: Why Bathrooms Are a Women’s Health Issue
    Out of the millions of qualities that divide us, we share a select few. We all eat, sleep and defecate. As much as we like to ignore it, bathrooms are an important part of our lives. For some, bathrooms are more than a place to rid waste; they represent a source of anxiety and discrimination. Public ...
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Provider
    It’s 10:30 in the morning and you’ve already been waiting for an hour to see your doctor. You’re called back and complete intake questions with a nurse, highlight the main reason for your visit. Then you wait another 30 minutes before the doctor enters your exam room. You may feel rushed to answer the doctor’s ...
  • Making Healthy Choices About Nutrition
    Like the old saying about the weather, everyone talks about nutrition but not much gets done about it. What we eat is tied so deeply to our cultures, our upbringing, our current lifestyles, and the political system we live under that changes seem daunting. We are surrounded by ads that push fast foods, high calorie ...
  • A Call to Protect the Health of Women Who Donate Their Eggs
    The egg market is growing. As couples and individuals continue to rely on assisted reproductive technology to overcome infertility, to make parenthood possible for gay people, and for other reasons, the demand for eggs is increasing swiftly.1 Between 2000 and 2010, the number of donor eggs used for in vitro fertilization increased about 70 percent, from 10,801 ...
  • Facing Whatever is Ahead of Us
    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 about touching women without their consent, whose running mate tried to defund Planned Parenthood, and ...
  • The RWV Roundup – November/December 2016
    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. Texas’ ...
  • Snapshots – November/December 2016
    Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, and its deficiency is thought to contribute to bone problems, heart disease, and some cancers. People with higher Vitamin D levels have lower risk of disease — although there’s a shortage of clinical trials on this issue. New research suggests that African American women may get a Vitamin ...
  • Young Feminist: Why Bathrooms Are a Women’s Health Issue
    Out of the millions of qualities that divide us, we share a select few. We all eat, sleep and defecate. As much as we like to ignore it, bathrooms are an important part of our lives. For some, bathrooms are more than a place to rid waste; they represent a source of anxiety and discrimination. Public ...
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Provider
    It’s 10:30 in the morning and you’ve already been waiting for an hour to see your doctor. You’re called back and complete intake questions with a nurse, highlight the main reason for your visit. Then you wait another 30 minutes before the doctor enters your exam room. You may feel rushed to answer the doctor’s ...
  • Making Healthy Choices About Nutrition
    Like the old saying about the weather, everyone talks about nutrition but not much gets done about it. What we eat is tied so deeply to our cultures, our upbringing, our current lifestyles, and the political system we live under that changes seem daunting. We are surrounded by ads that push fast foods, high calorie ...
  • A Call to Protect the Health of Women Who Donate Their Eggs
    The egg market is growing. As couples and individuals continue to rely on assisted reproductive technology to overcome infertility, to make parenthood possible for gay people, and for other reasons, the demand for eggs is increasing swiftly.1 Between 2000 and 2010, the number of donor eggs used for in vitro fertilization increased about 70 percent, from 10,801 ...