Friday, March 20, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
By Ilya Marritz
Thursday, July 31, 2014
By Danny Lewis
Traumatic brain injury rates are rising for women, and researchers say they don't have enough data to find the cause.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Sandra Tsing Loh, writer, comedian and author of The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones (W. W. Norton & Company, 2014), talks about her new book in which she describes the joys and perils of being part of "Generation Triple M" (Middle-Aged Moms in Menopause).
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Peggy Orenstein, contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, and author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture, questions the focus on breast cancer awareness and screening in light of the latest research, especially if it comes at the expense of research into treatment and a cure.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Though Todd Akin's comments on "legitimate rape" once again brought the issue of our country’s understanding — or misunderstanding — of rape to the forefront, arguments over statistics, facts, and laws governing the definition of rape have existed for centuries.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The latest major political misstep goes to Todd Akin, Republican Representative from Missouri, who in an interview on Sunday said, "if it's legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." People quickly came out against Akin for his comments, questioning exactly what he meant by "legitimate rape."
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
On Sunday, Republican Representative Todd Akin said in an interview that "if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." His gaffe became a top headline by Monday morning and is rumored to have the potential to derail his Senate race.
Monday, March 05, 2012
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
In response to a range of rabid right-wing assaults on women, legislators—often female—are using absurdist legislation with increasing effectiveness.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
In a move timed less than a week after the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation reversed its decision to withhold grant money from Planned Parenthood, the petition declares, “Enough is enough. We may have won this latest round, but our opponents aren't going away.”
Friday, October 28, 2011
On November 8, Mississippi voters will be making a decision which will have deep and lasting national implications for women’s contraceptive rights. If passed, Proposition 26, also known as "The Personhood Amendment," would say that life begins at the moment that a human egg is fertilized. This would give an egg, no matter the age, all of the human and legal rights afforded to a citizen.
Monday, April 25, 2011
We counsel women and young people about questions that, quite frankly, a lot of doctors won't talk to them about...How do we help you plan your family and get the information you need that's not bias, that gives you everything you need to make healthy decision for you and your family? And if we could do more of that in this country and take the politics out of women's health care, we'd have a healthier country, we'd have healthier women and healthier families.
— Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Friday, April 15, 2011
The hormones estrogen and progestin have been prescribed to women to relieve symptoms of menopause. Studies have shown that hormone replacement therapy can increase the risk of cancer, but earlier this month, a new study showed that among some women, it can reduce the risk of breast cancer and heart attack. The conflicting information has left many women confused. Dr. Andrea LaCroix, Professor of Epidemiology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and Dr. Rowan T. Chlebowski, Professor and Chief, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology/Hematology, talk about the safety and effectiveness of hormone replacement therapy and try to clarify some of the confusion.