A woman’s dignity both includes and transcends her capacity to bear children, but this dignity is subverted when she is exploited for her eggs or her womb or when her basic health needs are neglected. In addition to the serious issues surrounding motherhood, women in developing countries have other health issues that demand out attention, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrheal diseases, and cancer. Medical care in the developing world can be difficult to access, either because of geography, economics, or discrimination. Caring for the whole person requires that we attend to the range of health issues adult women face.
Women with Disabilities
More than 70% of women with disabilities have been sexually abused by a perpetrator know to the woman, a caregiver,… [Read More]
Violence against women occurs around the world and not just in someone else’s backyard. Domestic violence is universal. In war… [Read More]
As wealthy, infertile couples around the world seek egg donors to use for in vitro fertilization, women in vulnerable financial… [Read More]
Women in poverty stricken areas may be sold, or may even sell themselves, into slavery, most often for sex. In… [Read More]
Women who are physiologically unable to carry children are increasingly choosing to find surrogate mothers for their children. Surrogates agree… [Read More]
Clinical Research Bias
In recent, years, researchers have discovered significant differences between men and women in the way they manifest certain illnesses or… [Read More]
Growing the Network
Help develop a global network of men & women, individuals & organizations, committed to the broader health needs of girls and women.
Reduce Maternal Mortality
Join us as we promote continued progress in reducing maternal mortality worldwide through community education, research, and opportunities to make a difference.