Women need policy solutions for their immediate health and economic needs during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as long-term systemic change.
Working women face new caregiving challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and need structural policy change that mitigates long-term impacts on their earnings and employment, including resources to stabilize the child care industry.
It is critical that the United States, and other countries around the world, recognize that prioritizing women and families in coronavirus responses is key to a successful long-term recovery.
As states grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, they must leverage telehealth technology to protect and expand access to sexual and reproductive health services, now and into the future.
Alleviating stark disparities in health coverage, chronic health conditions, mental health, and mortality across racial and ethnic groups in the United States will require deliberate and long-term efforts.
On the Frontlines at Work and at Home: The Disproportionate Economic Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Women of Color
Too little attention has been paid to the consequences of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic for women of color, even as it exacerbates existing disparities and further undermines their families’ economic stability and survival.
The U.S. health care system has never integrated or centered the health care needs of women, and the COVID-19 crisis is exposing these failures and harming women in the process.
The coronavirus pandemic further emphasizes the need for a range of accessible, affordable options for pregnancy-related care and support.
Midwives and doulas discuss their important role in addressing the U.S. maternal health crisis.
The health care law provides coverage for millions of Americans and protects people with preexisting conditions, but it remains under threat from a Trump administration-backed lawsuit.
To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, workers need paid leave so that they are able to stay home to recover from an illness or provide care to a sick family member without risking their economic security.
As the connection between climate change and women’s health and well-being is better elucidated, it is important that researchers also utilize a reproductive justice framework.
Meaningful access to abortion care, as well as the ability to enforce abortion and other civil and human rights in court, are at stake in the upcoming Supreme Court case.
Adopting the long-overdue Equal Rights Amendment could help bolster existing statutory protections under attack, making it a key element in the fight for gender equality.
Continued inaction from Congress on work-family policies, including the current lack of access to affordable child care and comprehensive paid family and medical leave, costs workers $31.9 billion in lost wages annually.