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Welcome to the Jungle: Sexual Harassment in College

November 15, 2011
One commonly noted sign of progress in the gender equality battle is that women now make up the majority--yes that is more than 50% --of college students. This is an enormous advance and reflects the hard work and dedication of generations of women: Women who have fought to be heard and taken...

Don't Get Mad, Get Elected!

November 2, 2011
Turned to your favorite news source lately? You’ve surely noticed that as another election season gathers steam, the so-called “civil” servants jockeying to represent us spend their time trying to pummel each other with barbs and bile. The conversation never seems to turn to vital issues like the...
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Realizing the Full Potential of Health Reform

October 12, 2011
When it passed, we recognized the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. This new law is already beginning to eliminate the punitive and predatory insurance practices that have penalized women and families for decades, and instead bringing us closer to...
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#HERVotes Blog Carnival: Health Care

October 11, 2011
Welcome to the third #HERVotes Blog Carnival! This time, the focus is on women and health care. The blog posts below share personal stories and details about the new benefits from the health care reform law, while also offering original insights on what’s at stake for women and health care. You'll...
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She Who Has Health Has Hope — She Who Has Hope Has Everything

October 11, 2011
I thought it important to bring “she” into the health care picture, thus the slight modification from the “he” used in the original Arabian proverb. The “she” factor for me occurred when my own sister was diagnosed with breast cancer more than 10 years ago. After her first round of surgery, I...
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Forty Years of Influencing Women’s Health Around the World

October 11, 2011
This year The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective celebrated the publication of its seminal book “Our Bodies, Ourselves” 40 years ago. This book ignited changes in health care delivery in the US and worldwide. In the early 1970’s women knew very little about our bodies. Doctors had all of the...
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How much would you pay to have your colon looked at?

October 11, 2011
OK, I admit, that’s a pretty distasteful headline. It could have been worse, though, couldn’t it? No one likes to think about having a long tube inserted through their rectum up into their intestines, which is what it takes to look at the colon. And that long tube is only part of the yucky story...

It’s in the law: Breaking Down What's In It For You in the New Health Care Law

October 11, 2011
Greater protections against insurance company abuses: NO MORE RESCISSIONS: Insurance companies are prohibited from dropping your coverage if you become sick. NO MORE LIFETIME LIMITS: Insurance companies are prohibited from limiting the amount of money they will pay for your benefits over your...
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Raising Our Voices for the Health Coverage Women Need!

October 11, 2011
It’s hard to know what to pay attention to in the flood of health reform policy jargon and acronyms, but here’s one new term that we think it’s important for women to understand: health insurance exchange . What is an “exchange”? It will be a new way for those of us who don’t have health insurance...

Women’s Health: It’s Essential!

October 11, 2011
What do you think is an essential part of your health care? Is it a specific service that most women need at some time in their lives, like maternity care or contraception? Is it something that you hope you’ll never need, but it darn well better be covered when you need it, like reconstruction...