Pregnancy and childbirth care is one such instance, according to a recent deep data dive from the Wall Street Journal. Pregnant people in rural areas of the U.S. died of pregnancy-related complications 64% more often in 2015 than people in urban areas, according to the WSJ — which is a shift from 2000, when maternal death rate was higher in urban areas. Truly terrifying data visualizations from the report show how drastically rural areas are in need of doctors.
According to researchers at Princeton, the University of Toronto, and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, men doing less housework in heterosexual relationships is bad for women — and bad for the economy. "Women have less time for on-the-job labor because they spend more time doing housework than their male counterparts — so they miss out when they're working in fields that reward long hours," Bloomberg reports of the paper, which was published in the National Bureau of Economic Research.
The Senate health care bill will have a drastic effect on Planned Parenthood in Alaska, according to a new study shared exclusively with Yahoo Beauty.
It's Women's History Month, and traces of the epic Women’s March are still in the air. Let those golden specks of empowerment make their way onto your computer screen, and follow them down corridors of Netflix entertainment. The streaming service is home to multitudes of binge-able TV shows that portray smart, brave, funny, flawed, and utterly relatable women.
Twitter is coming to the defense of Sen. Kamala Harris, who was scolded by male colleagues for her vigorous line of questioning during a Senate hearing on Tuesday.
After opening up about her own abortion, Olympic medalist Sanya Richards-Ross says that abortions amongst track and field athletes are way more common than you would expect. In fact, she says that she doesn't know a female track athlete who hasn't had an abortion. In a new interview with Sports Illustrated's Now program, Richards-Ross said that as common as abortion is amongst the athletes she knows, it's rarely ever discussed.
Good news for folks who get their period and live in the state of Florida: Starting in January 2018, you won't have to pay the so-called tampon tax. If you're not familiar, the tampon tax is a local or state sales tax that deems feminine hygiene products as "luxury items." And thanks to Republican Gov. Rick Scott, the Sunshine State just got rid of it. On Thursday, Gov. Scott signed into law a $180 million tax cut package that made products such as tampons, menstrual pads, and menstrual cups tax-exempt.
When my daughter was tiny, her hair was easy to brush and plait. But as Freiya, now five, grew older and her hair grew thicker, longer and coarser, I had no idea how to handle her shock of magnificent curls. As a white mother to a mixed-race child (my husband is a British-born Sierra Leonean) I simply had no clue. And it showed.
“At that moment, I was relieved,” the woman wrote on Reddit about when she finally stood up for herself and confronted the man who'd been groping her.
"Mr. Ailes huddled with his employees at Fox News, dictating a lineup of talking heads to best exploit this personal and national tragedy," she writes.
Ever get the impression that your parents had sorted out all the important details of their lives (marriage, kids, homeownership) a lot sooner than you have at the same age?
Flight attendants are filing discrimination charges for the lack of workplace accommodations for pregnant and breastfeeding employees.
Michael Cohen tweeted a picture of his daughter, Samantha Blake Cohen, comparing her to Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick, who died from a drug and alcohol overdose.
Women have become less confident about the nation's future over the past two years, according to a new study from Pew Research.
The new Republican health care bill could have devastating consequences for women around the country. The MacArthur-Meadows amendment to the American Health Care Act just passed in the House, and if it becomes law, people with certain "pre-existing conditions" could legally be denied or charged extra for health insurance. The Center for American Progress estimates that pregnancy premiums would increase by $17,320.
Most health practices dubbed "alternative," haven't been proven by scientific investigation. Researchers in London, however reviewed 15 studies, and the results are largely positive.
On Tuesday a bill passed the Illinois State House that would keep abortion legal in the state even if Roe v. Wade were to be overturned by the Supreme Court — but Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, a pro-choice Republican, has vowed to veto it. The events in Illinois today are a perfect example of just why the focus of reproductive justice advocates and supporters needs to be fixed firmly on the states. While all eyes have been focused on the White House and Congress, state legislatures across the country have been proposing and passing bills to make access to abortion care even more difficult for those in need of it.
Before 1967 and since its inception in 1897 - making it the world's oldest annual marathon - the Boston Marathon was strictly men-only. The only woman to have tried to complete it was Bobbi Gibb who, a year before, dashed out of a bush and over the finish line. In 1967, Switzer registered officially under a gender neutral name - K.V. Switzer - was given a bib with the number 261 on it and wore a baggy grey tracksuit that ensured preoccupied start line officials assumed she was “just one of the guys”.
Earlier this year, a study by Harvard University revealed that women who work night shifts are potentially more likely to suffer from infertility problems. Women working anti-social hours had a 28 per cent reduction in eggs, in comparison to those who worked during the day.