7 Disruptive Ways to Celebrate Mothers’ Day

Tweet It’s about time that we looked at Mothers Day expansively and rocked the boat. Lots of positive vibes could be set in motion. Some of my thoughts: 1.     Press for action and donate to organizations devoted to preventing unnecessary maternal deaths around the world and in the United States.  Every Mother Counts is worthy

Making Gender Justice, Birth Control,
And Abortion Access Health Priorities

Tweet Women’s health and life are under fire in the United States and around the world. Here are  issues that health policymakers need to incorporate into health quality. It’s time to stop marginalizing them. Last week, women’s groups coordinated by the Women’s Media Center and Everyday Sexism, successfully organized a campaign against Facebook rape #fbrape

Patient POV Update: Immigration and Abortion News

Tweet I regret not posting here recently. It’s been a very busy time for me and I am following several issues that will make their way to this blog soon. I can’t give you a rank order of what’s most important, but I think there is a heck of a lot going on out there

We Need to Recognize Conscience
In Provision of Reproductive Services

Tweet The Obama Administration made a concession to Catholic leaders yesterday, bowing to conscience-based refusals to subsidize contraception coverage. At the same time, a compromise was struck enabling women who work for Catholic nonprofit institutions to use separate insurance plans independent from the church to obtain coverage for contraception at no out-of-pocket cost. The National

Are Dense-Breast, Right-to-Know Laws Helpful?

Tweet In a victory for the dense-breast patient movement, Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed legislation last week requiring that doctors who discover that women have dense breasts on mammography must inform women that: dense breasts are a risk factor for breast cancer; mammography sees cancer less well in dense breasts than in normal breasts; and

On Mother’s Day, Invest in Maternal Health

Tweet Mother’s Day is usually a time for celebration in the United States, but celebrating it in a culture that devalues women, women’s health, and sets back the clock on Roe v. Wade are reasons to take stock, take a stand– not to smile and sit quietly. Earlier this week, I attended a premiere of