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March 2015

Female Genital Cutting Fact Sheet

This fact sheet gives answers to frequently asked questions regarding female genital mutilation.
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March 2015

The Hyde Amendment: A Legacy of Inequity

This fact sheet discusses how the Hyde Amendment and abortion coverage bans disproportionately harm Latin@s and other people of color, as well as low-income people. It also provides policy recommendations to ensure greater access to the full range of pregnancy-related care.
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March 2015

"Be Food Safe" Fact Sheets for At-Risk Populations

This page includes fact sheets about food safety for at-risk populations, including people with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, older adults, and people with diabetes.
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March 2015

Immigrant Latin@s and Abortion: The Fight for Access to Comprehensive Coverage and Care

This fact sheet explains how immigrant Latin@s are hurt by restrictions on abortion, and provides recommendations related to ending policies barring immigrants from participating in public and affordable health coverage programs on the sole basis of their immigration status.
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January 2015

WHO multi-country study on womenÍs health and domestic violence against women: Initial results on prevalence, health outcomes and womenÍs responses

Author(s): Claudia Garc’a-Moreno, Henrica A.F.M. Jansen, Lori Heise, Charlotte Watts
'This report presents initial results based on interviews with 24,000 women by carefully trained interviewers. The study was implemented by WHO, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), PATH, USA, research institutions and women's organizations in the participating countries. This report covers 15 sites and 10 countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Japan, Peru, Namibia, Samoa, Serbia and Montenegro, Thailand and the United Republic of Tanzania. Report findings document the prevalence of intimate partner violence and its association with women's physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health. Data is included on non-partner violence, sexual abuse during childhood and forced first sexual experience. Information is also provided on women's responses: Whom do women turn to and whom do they tell about the violence in their lives? Do they leave or fight back? Which services do they use and what response do they get? The report concludes with 15 recommendations to strengthen national commitment and action on violence against women. Data from the report show that violence against women is widespread and demands a public health response.' (Information available in English, French and Spanish) Contents include: Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Definitions and questionnaire development Chapter 3: Sample design, ethical and safety considerations, and response rates Chapter 4: Prevalence of violence by intimate partners Chapter 5: Prevalence of violence by perpetrators other than intimate partners since the age of 15 years Chapter 6: Prevalence of sexual abuse in childhood and forced first sexual experience Chapter 7: Association between violence by intimate partners and women's physical and mental health Chapter 8: Associations between violence by intimate partners and women's sexual and reproductive health Chapter 9: Women's coping strategies and responses to physical violence by intimate partners Chapter 10: Summary of findings, conclusions, and areas for further research Chapter 11: Recommendations Annex 1: Methodology Annex 2: Core Research Team and Steering Committee Members Annex 3: Country research team members Questionnaire Appendix: Statistics
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January 2015

Reproductive Injustice: The State of Reproductive Health Care for Women in New York State Prisons

Author(s): Tamar Kraft-Stolar
This report details top findings on reproductive healthcare in the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, including the fact that reproductive healthcare for women in New York State prisons is woefully substandard, with women routinely facing poor-quality care and assaults on their basic human dignity and reproductive rights.
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January 2015

Black Women and Reproductive Health: Fast Facts

This fact sheet includes statistics on health insurance, barriers to safe abortions, and perceptions with respect to black women and their reproductive health.
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November 2014

Creating A Culture of Acceptance: Abuse, HIV and Women in Shelter

Author(s): Kenya Fairley, Michele R. Decker, Samantha Illangasekare
This 1-hour interactive eLearning module presents evidence linking intimate partner violence with women's risk of becoming infected with HIV, and discusses the impact of intimate partner violence on the lives of women living with HIV.
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September 2014

If You Care about Religious Freedom, You Should Care about Reproductive Justice

This fact sheet outlines why health care providers should not deny women access to needed health care services, reproductive justice & religious freedom, why employers should not use their religious beliefs to deny women insurance coverage of health care services, why religious freedom should not include the freedom to discriminate against women, and how you can support reproductive justice and religious liberty values.
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September 2014

Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization — National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011

Author(s): Matthew J. Breiding, Sharon G. Smith, Kathleen C. Basile, Mikel L. Walters, Jieru Chen, Melissa T. Merrick
This report describes the most recent data on the public health burden of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization and the characteristics of victimization. Data in this report summarizes the second year of data collection from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS).
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September 2014

¡Sin Seguro, No Más! Without Coverage, Without Safety, No More!: A Call to Lift the Bans that Deny Latinas Access to Safe, Legal, Affordable Abortion Care

This report presents the historical context surrounding the Hyde Amendment, how abortion coverage bans exacerbate existing health disparities, and the ongoing impact of these bans on Latinas and other women of color, and low-income women. This report concludes with policy recommendations.
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July 2014

Conversation Guide: Starting the Discussion about HIV/AIDS

This resource was designed to support advocates in beginning conversations about HIV with survivors of domestic violence.