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Dr Jillian Ratti

Meet the Canadian Doctors Who Helped Squash an Alberta Anti-Abortion Bill

“For me, moral distress is things like hearing about a woman who attempts to fill her prescription for Mifegymiso abortion drug and faces harsh rejection from the pharmacist behind the counter.”

Protestors occupy the steps on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol in protest of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, October 6, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Women With HIV Look Back on Confronting Supporters of Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Unity and struggling together can help us make it through -- and help us heal when we face trauma, lifelong organizer JD Davids writes.

Help Make Trauma-Informed Care the Next Legacy of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Img

Help Make Trauma-Informed Care the Next Legacy of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

Trauma-informed care can radically improve the lives and health outcomes of people living with HIV. Read about why the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is in the best position to make this kind of care a reality for thousands of U.S. people living with HI...

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Progress to Date: President's Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities

Violence is common in the lives of women and girls living with, and at risk for, HIV/AIDS, and the Obama Administration is working to address these intersecting issues. In March 2012, the President issued a Presidential Memorandum creating the "Inter...

Establishing a Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities Img

Establishing a Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities

This official memorandum from the White House outlines the creation of a new U.S. government effort to explore, and combat, an all-too-often overlooked topic: the role that sexual violence and trauma play in HIV/AIDS among women and girls.