In a landmark move, an FDA advisory committee voted unanimously on May 10, 2023, to allow a birth control pill to be offered over the counter (OTC). That recommendation goes to the FDA for a final decision on whether to allow Opill, a progestin-only contraceptive pill, to be dispensed over the ... Read More about HISTORICAL ADVANCE IN MAKING THE PILL ACCESSIBLE OVER THE COUNTER
Can We Solve the OB/GYN Shortage?
And why we need the Clinic more than ever! The shortage of ob/gyns in California, as elsewhere, is real, says Dr. David Ahdoot of Burbank. Except for the northeast, this problem is nationwide. According to a 2021 update from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the number of ... Read More about Can We Solve the OB/GYN Shortage?
Importance of ERA
“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Should We Put a Concerted Effort Behind the ERA Again? Yes! It May Be Our Only and Last Resort The Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs isn’t only the end of ... Read More about Importance of ERA
ABORTION ACCESS: LIFE-CHANGING, LIFE-SAVING Women and doctors talked about “the disastrous, real-world consequences of abortion bans” at a Capitol Hill hearing on April 26. As reported by the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, “The most compelling and heartbreaking testimony came from Amanda ... Read More about ABORTION CONSEQUENCES
YOU CAN HAVE A DOULA!
Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to tell the same bleak story we’ve been hearing for years: Black women suffer far worse maternal health outcomes than their white counterparts. In 2020, the maternal mortality rate for Black women was 55.3 deaths per 100,000 ... Read More about YOU CAN HAVE A DOULA!
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