Kelsie Williams grew up in rural Kentucky, where accessing contraception was — and still is — a struggle. “The more rural regions are really short-staffed and they’re low on specialists who provide reproductive healthcare,” Williams explained. “I still hear from friends and family who have to take time off for work to drive long distances.
A medical abortion is one way to end an early pregnancy using prescription medication. Complications are very rare, and this method is considered safe and effective for most people up to 70 days of pregnancy, or about 9 to 10 weeks since their last period. In 2020, more than half of the abortions in the
Like most parents, Jenna Gay would pretty much do anything to protect her kids. She just never expected “anything” would include battling a health insurance company. Gay has two boys, both of whom have Noonan Syndrome, which is a genetic disorder that can affect the way kids’ bodies use growth hormone (GH). This means they
The last thing you want to do when you’re experiencing debilitating pain is hop on public transportation or get in the car (perhaps with kids in tow) to go see your doctor. Instead, today, you can log into a telehealth appointment with your healthcare provider (HCP) for assessment, pain medication prescriptions, and follow-up care all
By Marni Sommer, Columbia University Tampons have become the latest household product to fall foul of supply chain issues. Reports of a scarcity of the menstrual product, used by millions of women in the U.S., have combined with general inflationary pressure on the price of goods to create cost and access barriers. The Conversation asked
By Matt Williams, The Conversation Aside from the political and legal implications of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade – ending the constitutional right to abortion – are the real-world effects the ruling will have. Millions of women in the U.S. will be affected by the ruling. Research by the Guttmacher Institute,
Victoria Knight and Rachana Pradhan and Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News [UPDATED on June 25] The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s HealthOrganization dramatically and rapidly alters the landscape of abortion access in the U.S. The court on June 24 ruled 6-3 to uphold a Mississippi law that would ban abortion after 15