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Mexico Says No to Emergency Contraception for Rape Victims

Women who are rape victims in Mexico lack any sure way to get the emergency contraception they have a right to, the Information Group on Reproductive Choice, or GIRE, said Monday. continue reading »

USHLI National Conference Attendees Test “Texting and Driving” Simulator

The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute will feature AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign during the 2013 USHLI National Conference. Conference attendees will be encouraged to learn more about the dangers of texting while driving continue reading »

Drop in Hispanic Teen Birth Rates as Well as in Low-Birth Weight Babies

Teen birth rates have dropped yet again, reaching a historic low, and the number of babies being born early or with a low birth weight has also declined, a new U.S. government report shows. Many factors may account for the improvement, experts say. continue reading »

Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

If the blood supply to the heart muscle is cut off, a heart attack can result. Cells in the heart muscle do not receive enough oxygen and begin to die. The more time that passes without treatment continue reading »

Today Is ‘National Wear Red Day’ for Women’s Heart Health

Annual event urges Americans to don red to spread awareness of the No. 1 killer. Americans are being urged to look through their closets for anything crimson, continue reading »

Latina Health Advocates Commemorate Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is proud to commemorate January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of NLIRH, issued the following statement: continue reading »

Latino Attitudes on Abortion: Roe v. Wade 40 Years Later

The upcoming 40th anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision is sure to be a widely covered moment in U.S. culture and politics. But two narratives often und continue reading »

Latino Health Study: Bilingual Seniors Have Mental Edge

Older adults who've spoken two languages since childhood have a distinct cognitive edge over their monolingual peers, according to a new study. Previous studies have shown bilingualism seems to favor the development of heightened mental skills. The new research, published in Neuroscience, provides evidence of that cognitive advantage among older, bilingual adults. continue reading »

Routine Screening Won’t Cut Rates of Domestic Violence, Study Suggests

Researchers saw no benefit for women who got doctor's office-based screen vs. those who did not. Routine, computer-based doctor's office screening for domestic violence does not continue reading »

Latinas to Governors: Expand Medicaid and Protect Contraception Without Co-pays

Millions are currently denied care because of immigration status; Latinas demand health care for all - Today the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) launches its third annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice. continue reading »

Latinas Nationwide Celebrate Launch of ACA Benefits, Including Contraception Without Co-pays

Today Latinas nationwide celebrate access to contraception without co-pays, as well as the launch of a series of additional provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aimed at protecting women’s health. continue reading »

Due to Cost and Availability, Many Latinas Heading into Mexico for Birth Control

With the high cost of birth control in the U.S. many Latinas have begun crossing into Mexico for their contraceptives. According to the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), more Latinas are crossing into Mexico and risking their health to do it continue reading »

National Latina Institute Rallies at Supreme Court for Latina Health

Latinas make their voices heard on Affordable Care Act. The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), their grassroots activists and a contingent of other health care supporters rallied on the steps of the Supreme Court Tuesday continue reading »

STUDY:  The Pros and Cons of Home vs Hospital Birth

Babies whose mothers choose to deliver at home are at higher risk of complications after birth, including low Apgar scores and seizures, a new study finds. continue reading »

Latinas Risk for Preterm Birth Rises the Longer They Live in U.S.

The longer Hispanic women live in the United States, the more likely they are to have a preterm birth, a new study says. continue reading »

Komen Decision May Deny Care For Latinas

Komen Foundation discontinues funds to Planned Parenthood affiliates, threatening the health of Latinas, the uninsured and low-income women.Latinas face some of the most serious challenges to getting the help needed to prevent continue reading »

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Launches Major Outreach to Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes in Latinas

Telenovela Actress Angelica Maria and Actress-Singer Daughter Angelica Vale to Serve as Spokeswomen for Lazos que Perduran. Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world's leading breast cancer organization, today launched a major new outreach to dramatically improve cancer screening, education and outreach in the Latina community, where breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. continue reading »

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Post-Partum Depression?

It's common for a woman to become depressed during or just after a pregnancy. The timing and specific symptoms tend to vary by person. continue reading »

Highly Acculturated Latinas May Be at Higher Risk for Cervical Cancer

Latina women in the United States have higher rates of cervical cancer than white women. A recent study shows that Latinas who have acculturated (i.e., they think in, speak, and read English at home or with friends) may be at higher risk for contracting human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer than less-acculturated Latinas. continue reading »

Hispanic Women Considered High-Risk Group for Pregnancy Related Diabetes

New research finds that gestational diabetes, or pregnancy-related diabetes, may not raise the risk of heart disease independent of other cardiovascular risk factors except in certain high-risk populations, such as Hispanics. continue reading »