By Marandah Field-Elliot, Government Relations Intern I have always been a paranoid person. A lock-the-doors-twice, never-even-think-of-trespassing, glass-of-water-between-drinks-at-a-party type of person. So, one Tuesday when I forgot to take my daily birth control until three hours past I was supposed to, I saw a life of teenage pregnancy flash before my eyes — my impending college… Read more »
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Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) is a serious condition experienced by about ten percent of pre-menopausal women, yet it has taken seven years for this drug, Flibanserin (Addyi), to get the green-light.
I was recently shocked to find out that even though emergency contraception (EC/Plan B) was approved by the FDA for over-the-counter (no prescription) sale to women 18 and over in 2006, as many as 30 percent of pharmacies are not stocking EC or are hiding it behind the counter. After a federal judge mandated in… Read more »
“One in three women?” That’s what guest moderator Frank Sesno asked me when I appeared on the Diane Rehm Show last week to talk about the recent outrageous and dangerous attacks on Planned Parenthood. He was surprised to learn that one in three women in the U.S. will have an abortion by age 45. Here’s… Read more »
The abusive arrest and subsequent suspicious death of Sandra Bland is far — tragically far — from an isolated incident. In fact, on the same day that the facts started to emerge about Sandra Bland, Kindra Chapman, an 18-year-old African American girl reportedly took her own life in an Alabama prison cell, after being arrested for… Read more »
No one should be fooled by this campaign of lies, distortion and hate-fueled rhetoric. The videos are phony and the accusations they contain will wither under scrutiny. We’ve got enough phony news coming from the likes of Donald Trump. Instead of giving oxygen to this video attack on Planned Parenthood, we should change the channel.
The National Organization for Women is proud to stand with our ally Planned Parenthood against this vicious attack.
The EACH Woman Act is a long overdue redress of a discriminatory policy that denies health care rights to some women because they earn less than others, work for the wrong employer or live in the wrong state. Women want and deserve equality for all, not for some.
Access to healthcare is a fundamental human right. NOW will continue to work for a single-payer healthcare system — the common sense solution that would guarantee healthcare for all.
“It looks to me like there are more hurdles being put in front of this drug than there have been on drugs addressing male dysfunction,” Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, told The Washington Post after flibanserin was rejected a second time. “Obviously, everyone only wants drugs to get on the market if they are proven safe and effective. But we don’t want attitudes to get in the way of a good drug.”