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Free App Helps Women Screen for Reproductive Health Issues

Here at South Avenue Women’s Services, we’re dedicated to ensuring that the women in the Rochester area receive the healthcare they need and deserve. Today, we’d like to tell you about a new app called Flutter which can help women perform a self-screening for a serious disease called endometriosis, and seek proper treatment. Endometriosis is… Read more »

Democrats Move to Repeal the Hyde Amendment

A law that once had widespread bipartisan support in Congress is now being challenged by some Democrats, including presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. It’s called the Hyde Amendment, and it prohibits federal funding of abortion except in cases of rape or incest, and cases where a woman’s life is in danger. The Hyde Amendment is a… Read more »

ACOG Makes Case for Postpartum Long Acting Birth Control

Earlier this week, the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG) published a recommendation that hospitals should begin offering all women access to long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) options immediately after giving birth. Currently, many physicians wait to discuss birth control options with new mothers until they return for their postpartum follow-up visit. Unfortunately, this… Read more »

New York Finally Repeals Tax on Tampons

Starting on September 1, 2016, women in New York will no longer have to contend with a sexist tax on feminine hygiene products like tampons, sanitary napkins and panty liners. This tax on feminine products has been in effect since New York first adopted a sales tax in 1965. Other products such as condoms and… Read more »

Zika Bill Cuts Funding for Contraception

Since an outbreak of the Zika virus struck Brazil in early 2015, governments throughout the Western Hemisphere have begun developing response plans and allotting funds to combat the virus’s spread. Because Zika poses the greatest threat to pregnant women, health officials have advised legislators that funding for reproductive health services must be a key component… Read more »

House Passes Controversial Conscience Protection Act

Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill in a party-line vote that has serious implications for women seeking abortions. The bill, called the Conscience Protection Act, is a TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) law. These laws are designed to deliberately limit women’s access to abortions. The Conscience Protection Act was drafted by… Read more »

Women Can Now Use Apps to Obtain Birth Control

Not long ago, getting a prescription for hormonal birth control could be a time-consuming, stressful process for many women. Now, according to the New York Times, there are at least six digital ventures, including one from Planned Parenthood, that provide prescription contraceptives without requiring a visit to a doctor. Instead, women can simply sign up… Read more »

CDC Finds Teens are Having Less Sex, Using More Birth Control

Teenagers might not be known for their stellar decision making skills, but according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control, America’s teenagers are exercising more caution than ever when it comes to sex and contraception. Every two years, the CDC releases a comprehensive report that monitors common health-risk behaviors that contribute to… Read more »

The UN Declares Irish Abortion Law a Human Rights Violation

In Ireland, a woman can face up to 14 years in prison for receiving an abortion except in cases where her own life is threatened by complications. This law was established in 1986 by an amendment to the Irish Constitution. In recent years it was received widespread criticism, both in Ireland and among the international… Read more »