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ADVISORY: Zika and Women’s Health Discussion on Thursday, August 4 at CAP
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ADVISORY: Zika and Women’s Health Discussion on Thursday, August 4 at CAP

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, August 4, the Center for American Progress will hold a panel on addressing the Zika virus and ensuring access to reproductive and maternal health care. Women’s health policy experts will participate in the discussion.

Zika is a significant women’s health issue. CAP estimates that more than 2 million pregnant women in the United States are potentially at risk of infection with the Zika virus this summer and early fall. Currently, there are more than 600 pregnant women being monitored for the Zika virus, and seven infants have been born with microcephaly in the United States and its territories. Zika has also had a ravaging effect on women and families in Latin America.

Ensuring access to reproductive and maternal health care is critical, both to fight the Zika outbreak and to curb the effect the virus can have on women. The most effective responses will meet the needs of those who will be most heavily impacted, particularly low-income pregnant women and women of reproductive age.

Members of the media can RSVP here.

A live stream will be available at this link.

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August 4, 2016
12:00 p.m. ET – 1:00 p.m. ET


Introductory remarks:
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress

Ann Marie Benitez, , Senior Director of Government Relations, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Dr. Christopher Zhan, Vice President for Practice Activities, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Clare Coleman, President and CEO, National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association
Latanya Mapp Frett, Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Global & Vice President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.

Jamila K. Taylor, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


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For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Liz Bartolomeo at [email protected] or 202.481.8151.