Sexual Assault and Undocumented Women in Trumpland

Since Trump took office, there is increased concern for a demographic facing sexual assault: undocumented women.

Abortion: Stories Women Tell

Droz Tragos follows the intimate accounts of women as they grapple with the impact of their pregnancies and how the crisis impacts the trajectory of their lives. The insights revealed are quite different from the political pronouncements of elected officials.

Sexual Assault On Campus: We Believe You

“We Believe You” should be read by parents, high-school seniors, college personnel, and law-enforcement (both police and prosecutors). It needs to be placed in college and university bookstores, including those schools featured as being on the wrong side of this public epidemic.

Texas Vs. Women’s Reproductive Rights

The Supreme Court has been asked to review a June 2015 ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which upheld a law that would bolt the doors to 3/4 of the abortion clinics in Texas. This would leave the state’s women, in an area of 268,820 square miles, without ready access to abortion that was “safe and legal.”

Campus SaVE Act Responds to College Campus Sexual Violence

There is an important backstory to the fight for protecting students from sexual violence. It dates back to 1986, when 19-year-old student Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered in her dormitory room at Lehigh University.

Redefining Cancer Survivorship

June 2 is National Cancer Survivors Day. For Karen Shayne and Judy Pearson, co-founders of the Women Survivors Alliance, it is also an opportunity to galvanize others to their 365 days-a-year mission. Shayne and Pearson have both survived cancer. They have joined forces to spearhead a global call to action, reframing the state of cancer […]

Another Look at Thyroid Shields and Mammograms

After numerous interviews, I learned why thyroid shields were not needed. In fact, they were considered a detriment to the mammogram process.

Domestic Violence: Everybody’s Issue

It is essential to go beyond the statistics to place Domestic Violence within a larger societal framework.

Naming the Shame That Can Cripple

“The more people come out and talk about shame, the less power it has.”

Hormones, Menopause and Vaginal Atrophy: A Primer for Self-Advocacy

“Women have different phases of life. A doctor still heavily focused on obstetrics may not be the best solution for an older woman’s concerns.”