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Women's Health

This category includes information on women’s health status, utilization of services, health insurance coverage, family planning and childbirth, and abortion statistics and policies. Also view State Profiles for Women’s Health, an interactive map and dashboard of the latest national and state-specific data on women’s health, including insurance and Medicaid coverage, poverty, mental health, HIV, cancer, pregnancy, abortions, and use of preventive services. Many indicators provide health care information for women of different racial and ethnic groups.

Please note, the majority of health coverage data posted to this site is now based on analysis of the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). In the past, these data had used the Current Population Survey (CPS). We have replaced all previously-posted data, including data for prior years, with data based on ACS. ACS includes a 1% sample of the US population and allows for precise state-level estimates as well as longer trend analyses.

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Gender Discrimination Prevents Women In India From Accessing Health Care, Study Says

The Telegraph: ‘Extensive discrimination’ means thousands of Indian women miss out on health care, experts warn “Women in India are missing out on health care because of ‘extensive gender discrimination,’ with the youngest and oldest most affected, researchers have found. According to a study of some 2.4 million patient appointment…

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Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Reflections from IAS 2019: Policies to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Shannon Kellman, deputy policy director at Friends of the Global Fight, highlights takeaways from the International AIDS Society (IAS) annual conference that took place July 21-24 in Mexico City. Kellman…

Southern Africa Must Address Health, Needs Of Women, Girl Migrants

The Conversation: Southern Africa needs better health care for women and girls on the move Rebecca Walker, postdoctoral fellow at the African Centre for Migration & Society, and Jo Vearey, associate professor, both at the University of the Witwatersrand “[T]he implementation of the [2030 Sustainable Development Goals] presents major and…

The Telegraph Examines PEPFAR’s DREAMS Initiative In Uganda

The Telegraph: Daring to dream: The women and girls on HIV’s new front line “…Women and girls … now occupy the front line of the war on HIV in Uganda and much of sub-Saharan Africa. There are other high risk groups but, by weight of numbers, it is this group…

Groups Call On U.S. Senate To Oppose Nomination Of Andrew Bremberg For U.S. Representative To U.N. In Geneva Over Views On Women’s Rights

The Independent: Trump’s pick for U.N. representative condemned for ‘extreme views’ on women’s rights “…Human Rights Watch has called for the U.S. Senate to reject [Andrew] Bremberg’s nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva — saying his views on women’s [sexual and reproductive] rights are at…