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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AFP: Garbage crisis brings cholera to Yemen’s historic Taez (11/5). Al Jazeera: In Zimbabwe, power outages force women to deliver by candlelight (Matiashe, 11/5). BBC: UAE prisoners denied HIV treatment — Human Rights Watch (11/4). BBC: Violence against women: ‘Day of the dead women’ protest in Mexico City (11/4). Devex:…

Clean Cooking Alliance, Partners Announce New Campaign To Raise Awareness, Urge Global Action On Issue

Clean Cooking Alliance: Champions, Partners Launch Global Advocacy Campaign “Clean Cooking Is…” According to a release, “The Clean Cooking Alliance (Alliance) and partners from around the world launched ‘Clean Cooking Is…,’ a first-of-its-kind campaign and digital activation strategy built to drive greater awareness, engagement, and support for clean cooking. ……

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Devex: Philippines’ multisector approach to break the cycle of stunting (Ravelo, 10/30). Financial Times: Future of AI and Digital Healthcare (Multiple Authors, 10/31). Forbes: How Merck For Mothers Is Addressing Maternal Mortality (Taylor, 10/30). Reuters: E.U. countries to give Sudan 466 million euros in grants, aid: SUNA (Khalek/Saba, 10/30). STAT:…

Following Vote On U.N. Security Council Resolution On Women, Peace, Security, U.S. Ambassador To U.N. Craft Says U.S. ‘Cannot Accept References’ To Sexual, Reproductive Health Or Abortion

Reuters: U.S. pitted against Britain, France, South Africa, others at U.N. over abortion “The United States told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that it opposed references to sexual and reproductive health and the safe termination of pregnancies, pitting Washington against Britain, France, South Africa, and others. While the United…

Opinion Piece Says Smaller Family Size Would Help Combat Climate Change

Newsweek: This Controversial Way To Combat Climate Change Might Be The Most Effective | Opinion Michael Shank, sustainable development instructor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs and communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance “Given the climate inaction among national governments — from America and Australia to Brazil and…