• Snapshots – September/October 2016
    Antibiotics are a significant medical advance, and have prevented countless deaths from infectious diseases, but they’re being over-prescribed, and over-used — which is causing dangerous antibiotic resistance. A study surveyed 400 adults at family practice clinics in Houston, TX, and found 5% of patients reported using antibiotics without an active prescription in the past year. ...
  • Will a Victory in the Supreme Court Lead to Better Abortion Care, or Worse Laws?
    In 2013, the Texas state legislature enacted House Bill 2 (HB 2), one of the most draconian anti-abortion measures in the country. Among other provisions, it applied hospital-like building codes to any clinic providing abortion services, and required doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles from where they ...
  • Young Feminists: I Love You, Georgetown, But We Have a Problem
    Georgetown University is a prestigious academic institution and home to some of the brightest minds in the United States. Like all universities, however, Georgetown has its imperfections. Perhaps its greatest fault is students’ lack of access to contraceptives on campus. Georgetown is a Jesuit institution, so the Ethical and Religious Directives of Catholic Health Care ...
  • Lies in the Exam Room
    Opponents of reproductive choice have spent years attempting to frighten women by spreading misinformation about a non-existent link between having an abortion and an increased risk of breast cancer. There is no evidence of such a link, and no research scientists or breast cancer activists support the claim. Nonetheless, anti-choice organizations continue their attempts to ...
  • Vote for Women’s Health
    Good health depends on more than just good medical care. Healthy food, clean air, and safe workplaces are just some of the non-medical parts of our lives with a tremendous impact on our health. We know that discrimination can compromise people’s health — whether those attitudes are expressed in the exam room, when a clinician ...
  • Menopause and Sexuality
    For most people, at least some aspects of sexuality decline with age, such as level of desire or frequency of sexual activity. There are many biologic and non-biologic reasons this happens, including a person’s general well-being and health, lifestyle, as well as interpersonal and psychosocial factors (like the quality of a relationship, or mental health ...
  • Snapshots – September/October 2016
    Antibiotics are a significant medical advance, and have prevented countless deaths from infectious diseases, but they’re being over-prescribed, and over-used — which is causing dangerous antibiotic resistance. A study surveyed 400 adults at family practice clinics in Houston, TX, and found 5% of patients reported using antibiotics without an active prescription in the past year. ...
  • Will a Victory in the Supreme Court Lead to Better Abortion Care, or Worse Laws?
    In 2013, the Texas state legislature enacted House Bill 2 (HB 2), one of the most draconian anti-abortion measures in the country. Among other provisions, it applied hospital-like building codes to any clinic providing abortion services, and required doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles from where they ...
  • Young Feminists: I Love You, Georgetown, But We Have a Problem
    Georgetown University is a prestigious academic institution and home to some of the brightest minds in the United States. Like all universities, however, Georgetown has its imperfections. Perhaps its greatest fault is students’ lack of access to contraceptives on campus. Georgetown is a Jesuit institution, so the Ethical and Religious Directives of Catholic Health Care ...
  • Lies in the Exam Room
    Opponents of reproductive choice have spent years attempting to frighten women by spreading misinformation about a non-existent link between having an abortion and an increased risk of breast cancer. There is no evidence of such a link, and no research scientists or breast cancer activists support the claim. Nonetheless, anti-choice organizations continue their attempts to ...
  • Vote for Women’s Health
    Good health depends on more than just good medical care. Healthy food, clean air, and safe workplaces are just some of the non-medical parts of our lives with a tremendous impact on our health. We know that discrimination can compromise people’s health — whether those attitudes are expressed in the exam room, when a clinician ...
  • Menopause and Sexuality
    For most people, at least some aspects of sexuality decline with age, such as level of desire or frequency of sexual activity. There are many biologic and non-biologic reasons this happens, including a person’s general well-being and health, lifestyle, as well as interpersonal and psychosocial factors (like the quality of a relationship, or mental health ...