Student Health Plans Should Cover Contraception Too

Women’s health advocates have commended President Obama’s recent decision to require nearly all employers to cover contraceptive services under their health insurance plans. Although it is facing criticism from religious […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   February 02, 2012

Another Year of “Roe” and Protecting Women’s Rights

Today is the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, but it’s not a very happy birthday. Over the last year, we’ve seen unprecedented attempts to limit women’s control […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 23, 2012

Put AAUW on Your Holiday Wish List

AAUW Thousand Oaks (CA) Branch member Colleen Briner-Schmidt donates to AAUW to protect her daughter’s and granddaughter’s futures. What about you? Thanks to all of our generous donors, AAUW has […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 23, 2011

AAUW Disappointed by Decision on Emergency Contraception

AAUW was seriously disappointed by the Obama administration’s Wednesday decision, directly defended by the president, to block the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of selling emergency contraception to women without restriction. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   6 Comments   |   December 09, 2011

[Sex]pectations and Harassment

This post is part of a new series on sexual harassment in school, launched in conjunction with the upcoming AAUW report Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School. Follow @AAUWResearch […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   October 29, 2011

My Vote Is for Better Health Care for Young Women

My mother told me to get health insurance when she dropped me from my parents’ plan when I was in my early 20s. But I couldn’t afford it. I was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 12, 2011

Women’s Equality Day 2011: The Start of Something Big

On Friday, AAUW and other women’s rights groups across the country will observe Women’s Equality Day. Together, in a coalition called HERvotes, our movement will remind Congress and ordinary Americans […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   August 25, 2011

AAUW Applauds Victory for Women’s Health

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) issued the following statement regarding new guidelines announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   August 01, 2011

Government Panel Recommends Expanding Birth Control Access

On Wednesday, the Institute of Medicine recommended that insurers cover, at no cost, expanded preventive care for women. In its report to the Department of Health and Human Services, the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 21, 2011

AAUW’s Statement on IOM’s Recommendation on Birth Control

PRESS RELEASE: Lisa Maatz, the top policy adviser for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), released the following statement on the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation that insurers provide free coverage for birth control. Read more »