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Women's health risks go beyond breast cancer

By Maria Dominguez | Oct 29
The battle against breast cancer is one example of how far a movement can go to address a deadly serious women's issue. Yet, other risks to women's health are not as publicized or as known to the general population.

State-By-State Strategy Wielded to Defund Planned Parenthood

By David Crary | Mar 29
Though congressional Republicans' bid to defund Planned Parenthood was vetoed by President Barack Obama, anti-abortion activists and politicians are achieving a growing portion of their goal with an aggressive state-by-state strategy.

All-Female Holyoke Cancels 'Vagina Monologues' Over Trans Exclusion

By Winnie McCroy | Jan 22
Students at the all-female Massachusetts Mount Holyoke College cancelled the annual Valentine's Day production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues," citing concerns that the play wasn't friendly toward transgender individuals.

Dealing With Menopause, With Dr. Donnica Moore

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 20
World Menopause Day was observed on Oct. 18, and what that means for lesbians in a couple is double duty, as both will eventually face the symptoms of menopause. Luckily, Dr. Donnica Moore has some tips to help you deal with it.

Iris House Commemorates 20 Years of Fighting HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 4
The Iris House invites all to join them in celebrating 20 years of helping women and families with HIV in Harlem, on March 10 at the Red Rooster Restaurant.

PA Lawmakers Introduce Pay Equity Legislation for Women

By Winnie McCroy | Jan 13
On January 6, as part of a larger effort to address the concerns of Pennsylvania women, state Reps. Erin Molchany, D-Allegheny, and Brian Sims, D-Phila., introduced a bill to clarify and update the legal standards for pay-equity lawsuits.

The 11th International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 16
On December 17th, public events in 14 U.S. cities and 19 cities around the world will be held to call attention to violence committed against sex workers.

Philly’s Women’s Therapy Center Celebrates 40 Years

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 9
On Friday, Dec. 13, the Women’s Therapy Center will celebrate 40 years of serving Philadelphia’s women with low-cost psychotherapy services.

Donor Egg Pregnancies on the Rise, US Study Finds

By Lindsey Tanner | Oct 18
U.S. women are increasingly using donated eggs to get pregnant, with often good results, although the ideal outcome -- a single baby born on time at a healthy weight -- is still uncommon, a study found.

Lynne Franks Launches Signature Retreats for Women

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 21
Lynne Franks welcomes women to her fall program at BLOOM Retreats, her signature well-being and creative retreats for women, hosted by female experts in their fields from around the world.

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