Tag Archives: women

Judge: Women could lose birth control coverage under rule

A U.S. judge said Friday that a “substantial number” of women would lose free birth control coverage under new rules by the Trump administration that allow more employers to opt out of providing the benefit on religious and moral grounds. Judge Haywood Gilliam made the comment at a continuing hearing over California’s attempt to block… Read More »

Cervical Cancer Death Rates Alarmingly High Among Black Women in Alabama

Although cervical cancer is a preventable and highly curable disease, a new report released by Human Rights Watch reveals that Black women in Alabama are dying of this cancer at more than twice the national average, reports The Guardian. Cervical cancer was once a major cause of death for American women, but the advent of… Read More »

Women with HIV have significantly increased risk of missed menstrual periods

Women living with HIV a significantly higher risk of the menstrual disorder amenorrhea (missing three of more consecutive periods), according to a meta-analysis published in the online edition of AIDS. Infection with HIV was associated with a 70% increase in the risk of amenorrhea, and low body mass index (BMI) emerged as a possible risk… Read More »