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.
Issue Brief A recent increase in voluntary exemptions from childhood vaccinations threatens Americans’ public health. We look at how to correct the problem.
Contrary to recent claims that the data exaggerate the problem, the numbers on military sexual assault understate the severity of the crisis in several ways.
With military sexual assault numbers on the rise, it is imperative that military leaders and members of Congress separate fact from fiction if they truly wish to see an end to this shameful trend.
Restrictions on Medicaid coverage of abortion services disproportionately affect poor women and women of color, further exacerbating inequality in this country.
Though women have the majority of jobs in many of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy, these industries are also the lowest paying, meaning women will continue to experience wage gaps in coming years unless we address this issue.
If state leaders change their minds and agree to implement the Medicaid expansion available under the Affordable Care Act, many lives could be saved across America.
This month marks the third anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which has led to numerous successes for women’s health but also reminds us that we have a lot left on our agenda.
Under the sequester, Title X could be cut by $15 million, which would significantly impact critical family-planning and reproductive-health services for women nationwide.
Interactive Nearly 4 million women would be eligible to gain coverage through Medicaid in states that have not yet committed to expanding their Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act or that have explicitly rejected the program.
Low-income women and women of color would be hit hardest if sequestration takes effect on Friday.
Opening combat positions to women offers long-overdue recognition of their service and ensures that servicewomen will be able to compete alongside their male counterparts for top military leadership positions.
U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown that women can no longer be shielded from enemy fire, but the military still denies them due recognition for their service.