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2013-01-13 17:03:22

The Global Justice Center Hails Remarks by UK Government Spokesperson Citing Legal Obligations under the Geneva Conventions to Uphold Abortion Rights for Impregnated Girls and Women Raped in Armed Conflict New York, NY (PRWEB) January 12, 2013 The United Kingdom (UK) announced a historic change in their policy on abortions for women raped in armed conflict, a move that should have enormous global impact on health care given women in war zones. UK government spokesperson, Baroness Northover,...

2012-12-19 16:20:32

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bipartisan congressional conference committee agreed to include Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's (D-N.H.) amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013. The inclusion and passage of this bill would lift a longstanding ban on abortion coverage for military women and their dependants who become pregnant as a result of rape or incest. "The inclusion of the Shaheen amendment is critical in providing servicewomen with...

2012-11-01 07:37:27

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The War on Women is not just political campaign rhetoric leading up to the 2012 election. According to a poll commissioned by Rad Campaign, a web agency that works with advocacy nonprofits, and conducted by Lincoln Park Strategies, large numbers of Black men and Hispanic women, among others, agree that a group of lawmakers in Washington have been working to curb women's rights to contraception, abortion, and equal pay for equal work. The poll results,...

2012-10-19 07:23:28

NEPTUNE, N.J., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jersey Shore University Medical Center has received an international designation as a Baby-Friendly hospital. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals that offer an optimal level of care for...

2012-10-19 04:03:55

Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. (MFHS) announces the panel of speakers at its 41st Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors and Community Luncheon. The Luncheon will take place on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at The Woodlands Inn & Resort, Wilkes-Barre and will feature a special forum on building and nurturing an inclusive community by embracing diversity and cultural competency. Speakers include Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director of the National Latina...

2012-10-17 07:24:36

GORDONSVILLE, Va., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the nation's leading baby products experts has released a new book with a commonsense approach to infant nutrition and saving money on baby. Sandra Gordon shares over 50 top money-saving tips with new parents in Save a Bundle: 50+ Ways to Save Big on Baby Gear, available as an e-book or paperback on Amazon.com. "As a first-time parent, it's easy to feel paralyzed and frustrated by the rows of inventory at the baby products superstore...

2012-10-10 21:12:14

Women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) have a significantly lower sexual quality of life finds a new study published today (10 October) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. FGM is defined as any procedure 'involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia without medical reasons'. This study, carried out by researchers at King's College London, looks at the impact of FGM on the sexual quality of life of women who have...

2012-10-09 11:28:12

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced the launch of an innovative new campaign--DRAW THE LINE-- in support of the Center's Bill of Reproductive Rights. The Bill of Reproductive Rights provides an opportunity for Americans to join together and tell lawmakers that they stand strongly behind a woman's right to safe reproductive health care. With support from a number of luminaries including Kevin Bacon, Sandra Bernhard, Billy Crudup, Olympia...

2012-10-04 06:27:15

DETROIT, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses, doctors, lactation consultants, hospital administrators and physician leaders representing scores of birthing centers in hospitals across Michigan gathered today at the Michigan MotherBaby Summit to promote hospital policies that encourage breastfeeding. "You can't overstate the impact hospitals have," said pediatrician and Michigan summit organizer Dr. Paula Schreck. She also serves as breastfeeding coordinator at St. John Providence...

2012-09-24 02:27:05

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WomanCare Global celebrates World Contraception Day, a global campaign with a mission to improve awareness of contraception while empowering young people to make informed decisions regarding sexual and reproductive health. Set for September 26, 2012, the annual World Contraception Day recognizes the importance of access to contraception for women around the world. The event also promotes the availability of accurate, unbiased information to...