Why is Access to Birth Control Important for Women of All Ages?

Kelsie Williams grew up in rural Kentucky where access to birth control was – and still is – a struggle. “More rural areas don’t really have understaffed and reproductive health professionals,” Williams said. “I still hear from friends and family who have had to take a break from work to drive long distances. “They miss …

The Most Important Facts You Should Know About Medical Abortion

Medical abortion is a way to terminate an early pregnancy using prescription drugs. Complications very rareand this method is accepted It is safe and effective for most people up to 70 days.or about 9 to 10 weeks since their last menstruation. in 2020 more than half of abortions in the United States medical abortions. six …

Why Is It Important to Address Racism Against Black Women in Healthcare?

By Nebila El Bassel, Columbia University Forty years after the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Black women continue to carry the highest HIV burden among women. Although black women only represent 13% of the female populationThey accounted for more than half of HIV diagnoses among all women in the United States in 2018. Data from the US Centers …

Speaking Clinically: Important Questions to Ask About Antimicrobials

Medically reviewed. Chad Sanborn decades overuse and misuse of antimicrobials posed a global health threat. antimicrobial resistance (AMR), when germs changes over time and no longer responds to common medications. This makes infections difficult to treat or incurable at all. Every year, More than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the United States aloneand more …

It’s Nothing to Change Your Mind About Something As Important As Getting Vaccinated

Art Sniper, University of Texas at Austin Liberal Arts College Culturally, this is an era in which people are held in high regard for sticking to their beliefs and negatively labeled as “flip-flops” or “cheeky” when they change their thinking. While the courage of conviction can be a plus in situations where people are fighting …

Cervical Cancer Screening Is Important, But Accessing Good Treatment

Eleven years ago Isis* revealed that the vast majority of sexually active people HPVvirus that causes cervical cancer, at some point in their life. That’s why she was totally shocked in 2010 when a routine Pap test revealed abnormal cells that turned out to be precancerous. Fortunately, Isis was diligent in screening for cervical cancer …

Delta Variant Makes Getting COVID-19 Vaccine Even More Important

By Jennifer T. Grier, University of South Carolina as a reader immune responses to respiratory infections, I watched the news of the emerging coronavirus variants with concern. I wondered if the vaccine or previous infection would protect against SARS-CoV-2 strains, especially new ones. highly contagious delta variant, which quickly spread to at least 70 countries. …