womens-health

Abortion rights advocates. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images).

Experts warn of the mental health toll if Roe v. Wade is overturned

BY: - June 14, 2022

On May 3, the day after Politico first reported a leaked draft opinion that showed the nation’s highest court was set to strike down the ruling, the American Psychological Association said in a statement that it was “deeply concerned” about the prospect, citing potential “harm to women’s mental health.”

A look at Women’s health in Pa. | The Numbers Racket

BY: - March 21, 2022

While Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on the unique achievements and accomplishments of women of all races, ethnicities, creeds and orientations, it is also a time to discuss key issues affecting women in the United States and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

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Roe v. Wade gave people who can get pregnant a choice about having children. Here’s how that changed their lives | Opinion

BY: - May 21, 2021

Roe v. Wade greatly improved the lives of generations of women across the U.S. in the last decades of the 20th century and early in the 21st.

Wolf taps OB-GYN to serve as new Pa. Physician General

BY: - March 8, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that he has nominated a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist to serve as Pennsylvania’s next Physician General.  Dr. Denise Johnson, the former chief medical officer of Meadville Medical Center, in Crawford County, and past director of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape has been tapped to succeed Dr. Wendy Braund, who served […]

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Pa. Dems were right: It’s time for lawmakers to prioritize women’s, family health | Opinion

BY: - February 16, 2021

It is time to prioritize the health of Pennsylvania residents by passing proactive bills that will positively impact their lives.

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Let’s work for – not against – women’s health in 2021-22 | Opinion

BY: - February 12, 2021

Let’s craft, discuss and pass legislation that helps all women, all children, all families. 

Philly nonprofit works to end period poverty

BY: - August 29, 2020

By Ayana Jones PHILADELPHIA — When Lynette Medley encountered women who were using newspapers and socks because they couldn’t afford menstrual supplies, she took action. Medley established a bank of free feminine hygiene products and in-home delivery service in Philadelphia. She and her daughter, Nya McGlone, deliver the products to women in poverty throughout Pennsylvania, […]