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8/7/2014 - US-Africa Leaders Summit Closes With Funding Commitments and Focus on Women
After three days of unprecedented meetings between the US and leaders from nearly 50 African countries, the US Africa Leaders Summit ended Wednesday....

10/24/2013 - UN Human Rights Expert Urges US to End Prolonged Solitary Confinement
An independent United Nations human rights expert called on the U.S....

10/28/2008 - Egypt Finally Convicts a Sexual Harasser
In an unprecedented ruling, an Egyptian man, Sharif Gommaa, was sentenced Tuesday to three years in jail with hard labor for sexually harassing and groping a woman in the streets of Cairo....

1/28/2008 - Oral Contraceptives Protect Against Ovarian Cancer, Study Finds
Oral contraceptives significantly protect women from ovarian cancer, a new report from Oxford finds....

2/22/2007 - Increase in State Funding for Anti-Abortion Crisis Pregnancy Centers
An increasing number of states are providing public funding for anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), the Los Angeles Times reports....

8/4/2006 - Cameroonians Fight Breast Ironing
Breast ironing, a brutal practice meant to slow the development of young women's breasts in order to ward off sexual attention, is inflicted on a quarter of all girls in Cameroon, according to a recent study by GTZ, a German NGO....

7/17/2006 - Women Smokers Twice as Likely to Get Lung Cancer, Study Finds
A recent study found that women who smoke are twice as likely as men to get lung cancer, but less likely to die from the disease....

12/5/2002 - Argentina Passes Law Offering Free Contraceptives
Argentinas Congress passed a law recently providing free birth control and advice nationwide....

3/8/2002 - Gag Rule Puts Family Planning Under Fire in Kenya
The Kenya Family Planning Association operates 14 health clinics in Kenya, giving low-income women family planning options as well as breast cancer screening and annual pap smears....

10/23/2000 - Manila Mayor Against RU-486
Manila mayor Lito Atienza has stated that he will arrest anyone who attempts to ship the abortion pill RU-486 into the city, dubbing the pill as a do-it-yourself murder kit....

9/8/2000 - Breast Cancer Drug Possibly Linked To Endometrial Cancer
This week the Lancet medical journal reported that tamoxifen, a drug that has been used for twenty years to treat breast cancer, poses risks of endometrial cancer or cancer of the womb for women who use it long-term....

2/25/1997 - Domestic Violence Biggest Health Threat to Chicago Women
The Chicago Department of Public Health study shows that domestic violence is Chicago women's top health problem....