The Wrong Decision for Women, and Our Reputation Abroad

Today’s Supreme Court decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby is a disgrace that will hurt American women, as well as the United States’ reputation abroad. Read our official statement from President and CEO Suzanne Ehlers: How can we advance the … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning, Featured

Someone Else’s Religion Shouldn’t Be a Barrier to Health Care

American women were dealt a huge blow today when the Supreme Court ruled that two for-profit companies with “sincerely held religious beliefs” do not have to cover the cost of contraceptives for their employees. The decision is a victory for the … Continue Reading

Integration - HIV/AIDS

HIV Testing is Only Part of the Check-Up

No woman can really say she looks forward to her annual visit to the gyno. But imagine if that visit included waking up before sunrise, walking to a bus stop an hour away, riding the bus for a few hours, … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

The Right to Choose: Supporting Female Peace Corps Volunteers

Anyone who knows me at all knows that I served in the Peace Corps and how much I loved the experience because I talk about it all the time, to whomever will listen. I am extremely proud to have been … Continue Reading

Global Gag Rule, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Don’t Let Politicians Gag Women’s Health! Tell Senate Leaders to Stay Strong, Support Family Planning

Once again, members of Congress are playing politics with women’s health. Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill that would drastically cut funding for contraception, reinstate the harmful Global Gag Rule, and eliminate U.S. funding for the United Nations … Continue Reading

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What’s Youth Got To Do With It?

This piece was originally published at Women at the Center, and is cross-posted with permission. Half of the world’s population is under 30 and half of all new HIV infections are happening to people between the ages of 15 and … Continue Reading