National Partnership for Women & Families

*Editors' Note: As of January 2017, the Women's Health Policy Report has been discontinued. Below are archived articles for your reference.

Utah partnership offers no-cost contraception; Researcher: Initial findings show cost impedes LARC access

November 16, 2016

The University of Utah Family Planning Research Group and the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah (PPAU) have partnered to provide women in the Salt Lake City area with no-cost contraception and contraceptive counseling over the course of one year, Rewire reports.

Op-ed: 'Contraceptive access is likely to remain broad' under new administration

November 16, 2016

Even if President-elect Donald Trump's administration enacts "major policy changes, contraceptive access is likely to remain broad," writes columnist Margot Sanger-Katz for the New York Times' "The Upshot."

Global health organizations must do more to address family planning services amid Zika outbreak, experts say

November 16, 2016

The failure of global health agencies to challenge political and religious restrictions on reproductive health in Zika-affected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean is creating a health care crisis for women, according to public health experts, The Guardian reports.

Blogs comment on protecting reproductive, civil rights under new administration; changing depiction of abortion care in TV shows and more

November 16, 2016

Read the week's best commentary from bloggers at Huffington Post blogs, Bustle and more.

Federal judge hears challenge to mandatory delay provision in Ind. antiabortion-rights law

November 14, 2016

A federal judge on Wednesday heard arguments in a case challenging a provision in an Indiana antiabortion-rights law (HEA 1337), the Indianapolis Star reports.

Post-election, women mull contraception options

November 14, 2016

Women concerned about how conservative policies enacted under a Trump presidency could affect their reproductive health are encouraging each other to consider having an intrauterine device (IUD) or contraceptive implant placed before Trump takes office, the Washington Post's "Morning Mix" reports.

Liberal lawmakers pledge to protect reproductive rights following election

November 14, 2016

Liberal lawmakers in the House and Senate are working to protect reproductive rights during the upcoming congressional session, Rewire reports.

Through #Our100 effort, women of color seek accountability from public office holders

November 14, 2016

Women of color are launching the #Our100 effort to come together "in solidarity against misogyny, racism, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant sentiments," Rewire reports.

Study finds school vaccination requirements have little 'spillover' effect on HPV vaccination rates

November 14, 2016

Laws requiring children to receive the Tdap boosters and meningococcal vaccines before enrolling in public school have boosted vaccination rates for those infections, but they have minimal 'spillover' effect on the vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus, according to a new study in Pediatrics, MedPage Today reports.

Profile spotlights long-time reproductive-rights advocate in New Zealand

November 14, 2016

In a profile for Broadly, columnist Michelle Duff speaks with Dame Margaret Sparrow, a long-time reproductive-rights advocate, about her experience supporting abortion rights in New Zealand.

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