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AIDS Breakthrough for Women

AIDS Breakthrough for Women

| August 5, 2010

In this second WMC report on the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Linda Villarosa explains why the development of a medicinal gel is both a lifesaving step forward for women and an affirmation of women and African Americans working to develop treatments. More »

HIV/AIDS: Raising a Clamor in Vienna

| August 3, 2010

Already an award winning writer, our 14-year-old correspondent at the international HIV/AIDS conference, July 18 to 23, tells and shows us why it was important for her to be among the youth delegates struggling to have their voices heard. More »

Standing with Abortion Providers

Standing with Abortion Providers

| July 16, 2010

Doctors who provide women with abortion services often don't have the luxury of privacy and security. Here, the leader of a group organized to represent those front-line physicians tells how each of us who believe in a woman's right to safe reproductive health care can support their work. More »

Global Moms Bill: An Opening for the Administration to Keep Its Promises?

Global Moms Bill: An Opening for the Administration to Keep Its Promises?

| May 24, 2010

President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton have voiced concern for women’s safety and health around the world. Legislation introduced this month in the House calls for specific steps to meet that commitment in regard to mothers dying in childbirth. More »

That Notorious Good Friday Homily

That Notorious Good Friday Homily

| April 8, 2010

In his controversial sermon at St. Peter’s last week, Reverend Raniero Cantalamessa expressed no concern for Catholic Church policies that endanger women, writes Angela Bonavoglia, author of “Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church.” More »

Health Insurance: States Move Ahead on Curbing Costs

| March 19, 2010

Whatever happens with health reform in Washington, D.C., unfair health insurance rates for women are being banned by an increasing number of states. Here, two New Mexican advocates tell how it happened in their state. More »

“Elders” Fight Misuse of Religion to Oppress Women and Girls

“Elders” Fight Misuse of Religion to Oppress Women and Girls

| March 3, 2010

Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson say women and girls are the victims of dangerous practices too often justified in the name of religion and tradition. They are members of a prestigious international group that is spotlighting the issue. More »

Health Care Reform—Obama’s Challenge

| February 25, 2010

Obama meets with Republicans today in a health-care summit. Women who helped put him in office expect him to step up and lead—on both access to quality care and access to abortion. More »

Cosmetic Vaginal Surgeons Clueless

| February 24, 2010

At a “first-ever” conference on what they hope is a growing field, surgeons showed an appalling indifference to how women experience sexual pleasure. More »

Haiti: The Land of the Unknowns

| February 16, 2010

An ER doc from Atlanta describes her mind-numbing experience in Haiti and explains what the island nation needs from us now. More »