November, 2012

Latinas played powerful role in 2012 elections

Support for reproductive decision-making, women of color turnout propels President Obama to victory, wins key state ballot battles
11/07/2012

Latinas and other women of color played an historic role in last night’s election, helping President Obama secure key wins in swing states like Ohio, Virginia, Nevada and Colorado. While media analysts are noting the significant women’s vote, in fact Latina and women of color voters provided the winning margin: Seventy-six percent of Latinas and 96 percent of black women voted for Obama. Interestingly, only 65 percent of male Latinos voted for Obama, reflecting the national gender gap. Read more »

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Las latinas desempeñaron un papel importante en las elecciones del 2012

El apoyo de los derechos reproductivos, mujeres de color votantes impulsan al Presidente Obama a la victoria, ganan medidas electorales claves en los estados
11/07/2012

Las Latinas y otras mujeres de color desempeñaron un papel histórico en la elección anoche, ayudando al Presidente Obama a asegurar victorias claves en estados como Ohio, Virginia, Nevada, y Colorado. Mientras los analistas de los medios han notado el significado del voto de la mujer, en realidad fueron los votos de las mujeres de color que proporcionaron el margen para ganar: 76 por ciento de las latinas y 96 por ciento de las mujeres afro-americanas votaron por Obama. Read more »

Over-the-counter birth control will benefit Latina health

Latina health organization supports ACOG recommendations
11/20/2012

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommendation that hormonal birth control (i.e. birth control pills) be sold over-the-counter to increase access and prevent unintended pregnancy would benefit Latina health, according to the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. Read more »

Broader access to emergency contraception would benefit youth, immigrant Latinas

Leading pediatric health group recommends more access to safe, effective birth control method
11/26/2012

We applaud the recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics that pediatricians should talk about emergency contraception with teens and make it more broadly available. EC is safe, effective, and an important tool to protect the reproductive health of Latinas. Read more »

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Un acceso amplio a anticonceptivos de emergencia beneficiaría a las Latinas inmigrantes jóvenes

Grupo líder en la salud pediátrica recomienda más acceso a métodos anticonceptivos seguros y efectivos
11/26/2012

Aplaudimos la recomendación de la Academia Americana de Pediatría de que los pediatras deberían de hablar sobre los anticonceptivos de emergencia con las adolescentes y que su disponibilidad sea más amplia. Los anticonceptivos de emergencia son seguros, efectivos y son una herramienta importante para proteger la salud reproductiva de las Latinas. Read more »

Lower birth rate among Latinas demonstrates importance of expanded access to birth control, health care

11/29/2012

A new study from the Pew Hispanic Center shows that the Latina birth rate continues to drop. The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) today issued the following statement on the study:

“This study affirms the importance of empowering Latinas to plan the timing and size of their families. We know that when a woman has access to contraception and prenatal care, she and her family are healthier. Read more »

World AIDS Day reminder that systemic barriers leave Latinas at higher risk

Latina HIV rate four times that of white women
11/30/2012

December 1 marks the annual World AIDS Day as organizations across the United States and the world work together toward an AIDS-free generation by raising awareness about the importance of protection and testing. Read more »