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For Us, By Us. Health Care after Katrina

Hurricane Katrina was one of the most destructive disasters in U.S. history for human lives and destroyed property. And while a full three years have passed since the storm, New Orleans and the surrounding region are still in a state of “rebuilding”. How does this ongoing state of recovery translate into the daily lives of the city’s marginalized populations? We talk to activists and visionaries from the New Orleans Women’s Health Clinic who are reinventing their community’s health and wellness landscape.

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When Your Back’s Against the Wall, You Gotta Dance: On the Frontlines of Reproductive Justice

Women, particularly poor and homeless women, young women and women of color, across the nation are struggling with access to quality comprehensive reproductive health services.

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A Crisis of Care: A System on Life Support

In the last of our three-part series, A Crisis of Care: A System on Life Support, we’ll hear from experts offering an insiders view on the continuing health care crisis in California’s prisons.

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A Crisis of Care: Gina’s Story (Part 2)

On the second of our three-part series, ‘A Crisis of Care,’ a look inside California’s prison health care system, we continue ‘Gina’s Story.’

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A Crisis of Care: Gina’s Story (Part 1)

This is the first of a three-part series, ‘A Crisis of Care,’ a look inside the prison health care system in the state of California, where we learn about ‘Gina’s Story’ within the prison system.

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Still Talking About Sex

On this edition, we’ll hear from the former attorney general, Joycelyn Elders, who to this day remains a fierce advocate for health related policies.

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Reproductive Justice: Voices from SisterSong (encore edition)

On this edition from our Women’s Desk, we hear from three women advocating for comprehensive reproductive health, that include the issues of sex education, HIV and AIDS prevention, housing, educational opportunities, queer-conscious-healthcare, the economic resources to support a child, the right to live free of violence, as well as an analysis of reproductive technologies.

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Women Rising XV: World Health Activists

Prudence Mabele is a South African activist in the battle to contain HIV. Mary Pipher is an American psychologist and author confronting the American Psychological Association about its cooperation with the U.S. government in the use of torture.

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The Color of AIDS: Bringing “Risk” Up to Date

Those on the front lines of the grassroots HIV/AIDS movement bring the discussion about HIV risk up to date. They say generating more relevant prevention models is literally a matter of life and death, especially for women of color.

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HIV Groups Work to Bring CDC’s Risk Categories Up to Date

Eighty percent of women get the HIV virus from heterosexual contact. Yet the Centers for Disease Control or CDC, has no category for these women. The government agency distributed 300 million dollars a year to state and local health departments for prevention activists to high risked population. But are these funds getting to the people that need them?

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