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Ensuring Access to Sexually Transmitted Infection Care for All

HPV vaccine article icon Issue Brief Increased funding and a wide variety of health care facilities and providers that can prevent, detect, and treat sexually transmitted infections are keys to reducing this underappreciated public health problem.

By Donna Barry and McKinley Sherrod | Thursday, October 16, 2014

Infographic: The Ripple Effect of the Hobby Lobby Decision

rippleAllowing corporate religious liberty to trump employees’ religious liberty can lead to a cascade of poor health outcomes for the nation.

By Donna Barry, Laura E. Durso, and Chester Hawkins, with Amelia Esenstad and Hannah Hussey | Tuesday, September 9, 2014

In Ferguson and the Entire Nation, Institutional Racism Extends Far Beyond Law Enforcement

From local police departments to the Supreme Court, Donna Barry and Heidi Williamson find systemically embedded discrimination in U.S. institutions.

By Donna Barry and Heidi Williamson | Thursday, August 28, 2014

Out of Range

Servicewomen book_alt2 icon Report Women’s presence and roles in the military have greatly increased over the past few decades, but the military is falling far short of its obligation to provide servicewomen with adequate reproductive and sexual health care.

By Jessica Arons, Lindsay Rosenthal, and Donna Barry | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Blueprint for Reclaiming Religious Liberty Post-Hobby Lobby

People pray in front of the Supreme Court. book_alt2 icon Report Religious liberty protections must strongly protect both individuals and religious institutions, but must be limited when the exercise imposes costs or burdens on others.

By Donna Barry, Sandhya Bathija, Laura E. Durso, Joshua Field, Carmel Martin, and Sally Steenland | Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Infographic: How Many Women Are Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act?

This infographic is a compilation of data from multiple sources to highlight how women are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. It will be updated at least monthly to reflect the most recent data available.

By Donna Barry | Wednesday, May 7, 2014

7 Important Facts to Know About STDs

HPVAs STD Awareness Month comes to a close, consider the effect such diseases have on health in the United States.

By Donna Barry | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It’s About Women’s Health and Rights

Contraception mandateMisleading news stories over the past week exaggerated the scope of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s recent action. What the Court decides this spring, however, may affect millions of women.

By Donna Barry | Monday, January 13, 2014

Donna Barry

Donna Barry is the Director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program at American Progress. Donna most recently served as the advocacy and policy director at Partners In Health, or PIH, where she worked from 2001 to 2013 with breaks to work as a nurse practitioner at Massachusetts General Hospital and as Operation Vote director […]

Monday, November 4, 2013