Contraceptives at center of controversy under U.S. Obamacare

Contraceptives at center of controversy under U.S. Obamacare

Lawrence Hurley for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Breaking (WNN/TRF) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Roman Catholic Church-affiliated organizations on Tuesday obtained last-minute court injunctions that give them temporary exemptions from a part of the Obamacare healthcare law that requires employers to provide insurance policies covering contraception. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted one […]

Grappling to Give Uganda’s Fistula Patients Dignity

Grappling to Give Uganda’s Fistula Patients Dignity

Amy Fallon – IPS – Friday, 22 November 2013 (originally published 19 Nov) KAMPALA
, Nov 19 2013 (IPS) – Ever since giving birth to a stillborn baby 15 years ago, Mary*, a peasant farmer from Mubende District in central Uganda, has continuously leaked urine. In Uganda, two percent of women of a reproductive age have […]

‘I feel empowered, in control of my body’: four [UK] women on fighting cancer with alternative therapies

‘I feel empowered, in control of my body’: four [UK] women on fighting cancer with alternative therapies

Anna Moore – Telegraph – Tuesday, 22 October 2013 (originally published 20 Oct) Cancer is on the rise. According to a recent report by Macmillan Cancer Support, nearly half of all Britons will receive a diagnosis during their lifetime. Billions of pounds are spent researching and trialling conventional medical treatments, and health advances are made […]

Gender equality policies to be discussed in Dominican Republic conference

Gender equality policies to be discussed in Dominican Republic conference

Jamaica Observer – Friday, 18 October 2013 (originally published 13 Oct) SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) – Gender inequalities in the digital economy will be examined here this week at the 12th Session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean. The session will focus on gender equality, women’s empowerment, and […]

[Senegal] Ending female genital mutilation, one household at a time

[Senegal] Ending female genital mutilation, one household at a time

Gannon Gillespie – Guardian Professional – Thursday, 29 August 2013 (originally published 22 Aug) “A person’s family is not their village. The family includes one’s entire social network: their relatives in many surrounding villages, in all of the places they marry, even in far off countries like France and the United States … If you […]

ACWF, Tibet Women’s Federation Hold Training for Nyingchi Women

ACWF, Tibet Women’s Federation Hold Training for Nyingchi Women

Zhang Hongping – All-China Women’s Federation – Wednesday, 07 August 2013 (originally published 05 Aug) A training course aimed at promoting the development of urban and rural women in Nyingchi Prefecture, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, opened on July 25, 2013. The course was jointly launched by the All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF) and the Tibet […]

Risk rates for certain cancers may increase as a woman’s height increases, says new study

Risk rates for certain cancers may increase as a woman’s height increases, says new study

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Women’s chances of developing cancer after menopause increase with their height, according to a new study. Among nearly 145,000 women between the ages of 50 and 79, researchers found that height was more strongly associated with cancer than such established risk factors as obesity. The […]