May 31, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Even as political fights over abortion and contraception grab headlines, very few American women identify issues of women's health as something they want to hear about from candidates this year, according to a new survey from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. Only 2 percent of registered female voters named “women's issues” as a top priority in this year's campaign. If abortion is included, that number rises only to 5 percent. By contrast, 60% registered women identified the economy as the top issue, making it far and away the most important issue in voters' minds, the national poll found.
May 8, 2011 |
Energized by Republican gains in the last election and still stinging from the passage of President Obama's healthcare overhaul, conservative lawmakers in statehouses around the country have put forward a torrent of measures aimed at restricting abortion. The measures now under consideration in dozens of states reflect advances in technology and a political cycle that has reempowered a reliably antiabortion bloc — conservative Republicans — on the state and federal levels. Some proposed laws, drawing upon improvements in medical imaging, seek to shorten the window during which women may have an abortion, though states may not impose restrictions in the first trimester.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2001
"Clock Ticks on Health Care Crisis" (Commentary, June 18) cited the Venice Family Clinic as the only safety-net provider for 17,000 uninsured Westside residents. For over 26 years Westside Women's Health Center has served the Westside, seeing over 6,400 uninsured clients in 20,500 visits in 2000. Visits at the center have increased by 46% since 1998 with the addition of programs focusing on uninsured adults over the age of 50. The Westside Women's Health Center provides services for all genders, ages 0 and up, through prenatal care, pediatrics, general medicine, reproductive health, family practice and adolescent health services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1995
It is appalling to witness the lack of fortitude displayed by UCI Medical Center toward the doctors at the UCI Center for Reproductive Health. The doctors' reputations should speak for themselves. They have granted thousands of infertile couples their wish of having a baby. The university is allowing the allegations of one woman, who without [the doctors'] help would not have conceived, attempt to destroy the credibility of these doctors. How quickly we forget miracles. A university is an institution of higher learning where research is conducted.
May 3, 2010 |
Over the last few decades, the period between the time when young adults leave their parents' house and when they settle down to start families has grown substantially. In 1970, 21% of 25-year-olds were unmarried; by 2005, the percentage had jumped to 60%. Marked by self-discovery and exploration, this phase of life has been dubbed the "odyssey years" by some. And along with determining their career and life goals, many unmarried adults in their 20s are also trying to figure out how to manage their sex lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1999
Congress and the White House conducted last-minute negotiations over payment of the United States' dues to the United Nations and funding for international family planning. But anti-family-planning Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.) held U.N. dues hostage because he wanted to impose a "global gag rule" on international family planning assistance. This will cost the lives of thousands of women by cutting funds for family planning overseas. This so-called compromise exposes the raw cynicism and irrationality of Smith's anti-woman agenda.
June 15, 1998 |
http://www.eqp.org This site was founded to help consumers understand their health plan and deal with the common questions and problems that arise when joining a plan. There is much useful information, such as what to do when a claim in not paid or if a treatment recommended by a doctor is not covered. Consumers can find a checklist detailing their rights and responsibilities. The site is produced by the Employer Quality Partnership, a coalition of several leading employer associations.
August 24, 2012
Re "GOP hadn't planned on this debate," Aug. 22 Is The Times kidding? The GOP and the tea party elements that have taken it over have been spoiling for this debate ever since they captured the House and numerous state legislatures in 2010. After running on the economy and jobs, the Republicans have instead introduced bills seeking to limit women's access to reproductive health services, to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood, to put women's clinics out of business and even to restrict access to contraception.
September 3, 2004 |
Organizations concerned with reproductive health and sexual education sharply criticized the Bush administration Thursday, saying that its policies are contributing to the AIDS pandemic and the deaths of women during childbirth and from unsafe abortions. The criticism came on the final day of the three-day Countdown 2015 conference in London. About 700 representatives of governments and groups from 109 countries gathered to assess progress toward goals set in 1994 at a U.N.