Barbra

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Since Dobbs, women’s dignity and human rights have been attacked in Ohio and across the country

Can you imagine American men allowing a legislature full of women or a majority female court to enact laws and decrees about their bodies? Can you imagine them tolerating female politicians imposing extreme government overreach on their private medical care decisions? Would American men put up with draconian restrictions on their personal liberties or accede to second class status in a controlling matriarchy?    Of course not. 
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COMMENTARY — Leave the practice of medicine to physicians, not politicians

Just four short years ago, during a moment where the whole world stopped, health care providers in New Hampshire, and around the nation, were revered as “health care heroes.” “Heroes” that our loved ones, neighbors, complete strangers, as well as our elected officials relied on and trusted, not only to provide comprehensive medical care during a global pandemic and a time of extraordinary uncertainty, but trusted they’d know what’s best for public health and our communities. Today, however, those same health care “heroes” who were trusted to compassionately care for all patients are suddenly under attack.
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Indiana Appeals Court Upholds Injunction of Abortion Law for Religious Objectors

An Indiana appeals court upheld April 4 a preliminary injunction blocking the state’s enforcement of its near-total abortion ban against plaintiffs who say the law violates their rights under Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The appeals court concluded that the abortion ban likely amounted to a substantial burden on the plaintiffs’—five anonymous women and Hoosier Jews for Choice—exercise of religion. In addition, the state failed to show a compelling interest in prohibiting religiously motivated health care decision or that it employed the least restrictive alternative given other existing exemptions from the law in the case of rape or incest, when the…
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Challenging harmful masculinities and engaging men and boys in sexual and reproductive health

More research is needed to address the impact of harmful masculinities on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), according to a new priority research agenda drawing on a global survey of researchers that was published today in The Lancet Global Health. Harmful gender norms affect boys and men in many ways, for example by increasing risky behaviours such as substance use or unprotected sex, or by causing negative attitudes and practices towards women. However, research on engaging men and boys has often neglected how to address harmful masculinities in ways that promote gender equality in many SRHR programmes.
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Florida’s strict laws make Latin America a potential destination to get an abortion

With the Florida Supreme Court upholding the state’s new stricter abortion ban, pregnant women in Florida — especially those in South Florida — may soon head to countries in Latin America, where several countries have legalized the procedure, a reproductive health expert told WLRN on Friday.
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i-Health, Inc. Urges U.S. Congressional Leaders to Prioritize the Funding of Natural & Non-Hormonal Solutions for Menopause in Women’s Health Research

 i-Health, Inc. – a global consumer health and wellness company and wholly owned subsidiary of dsm-firmenich– is kicking off vital discussions with members of Congress to advocate for enhanced research and funding dedicated to natural and non-hormonal therapy options for women experiencing menopause. Building upon the White House Initiative on Women's Health Research launched in November 20231  and the recent Executive Order issued by President Biden in March 20242, i-Health, Inc. is taking action to reshape how decision-makers and healthcare professionals address the growing number of women seeking non-hormonal options for managing menopausal symptoms
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2 Women Who Say Abortion Restrictions Put Them in Medical Peril Feel Compelled to Campaign for Biden

A Texas woman who went into premature labor, developed sepsis and nearly died and a Louisiana woman who said restrictive abortion laws prevented her from getting medical help for a miscarriage are now campaigning for President Joe Biden as the Democrat highlights how women's health is being affected by the overturning of federal abortion protections.
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One in Five Women of Reproductive Age in States with Abortion Bans Say They or Someone They Know Has Had Difficulty Accessing an Abortion Since Dobbs

According to new KFF polling, in states with abortion bans, one in five (21%) women of reproductive age (18 to 49) and one in seven (14%) of all women say either they or someone they know has had difficulty accessing an abortion since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
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HEINRICH, COLLEAGUES INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO EXPAND CAPACITY FOR ABORTION SERVICES IN NEW MEXICO

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Senate colleagues to introduce the Abortion Care Capacity Enhancement and Support Services (ACCESS) Act. This legislation would establish a federal grant program for health care organizations to expand their capacity to provide abortion services and additional reproductive care in New Mexico and other states where it remains legal. 
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Mental health & pregnancy + sudden cardiac arrest in women

Every year, about 350,000 people suffer sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital.  Almost 90 percent of all cases are deadly.  40 percent of these episodes are made up by women. While men and women experience different symptoms of heart disease, the risks of sudden cardiac arrest are different, too. Nancy Dagefoerde, an advanced practice nurse with the OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute, says sudden cardiac arrest can happen to any adult, mostly those 30 and older. 
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