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On the Economy and Reproductive Health Choices

August 1, 2009

My most recent piece for the National Women’s Health Network newsletter, Women’s Health Activist, is now available, and covers issues of the economy, access to care and coverage, and how worries about family planning and affordability are nothing new to many families.

An excerpt:

Worries about the affordability of health care and decisions about having additional children aren’t new — they’re simply being experienced by a broader range of people than usual right now. One Planned Parenthood staffer who was interviewed by National Public Radio said it was “a very different decision today than it was a year ago to expand your family and to have a child.” For many low-income families, however, economic instability, limited access to health care, and concerns about reproductive and family choices are sadly familiar.

Check out the rest here.

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