Public Health and Social Jusitce

Women’s Health


womens.jpgArticles, slide shows, and syllabus covering violence against women, reproductive rights, access to contraception and abortion, sex education, teen pregnancy, and rape.

Slide Shows:

Abortion, Conscientious Practice, Drug testing in pregnancy.ppt

Slide show on ethical issues relevant to abortion and drug testing of pregnant women

*Female genital cutting
Slide show on female genital cutting

*Human Rights and Women’s Rights Timeline & Overview
Slide show covering the history of women’s rights

Military sexual trauma – evaluation and management, by E Stinson
Detailed slide show from therapist and advocate Elizabeth Stinson

*Obstacles to Abortion and Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care
Comprehensive version of slide show covering obstacles to abortion and reproductive health care

*Recombinant bovine growth hormone, hormones in meat and milk, breast cancer, and pink ribbons
Slide show with brief overview of health effects of rBGH and hormone use in milk and meat production, breast cancer, and “pinkwashing”

Sex, values, and pharmacy – Steven Miles
Slide show on sexual medicine, covering contraception, assisting reproduction, preventing disease, enhancing sexual experience, by Steve Miles, MD

*Violence Against Women in the Military
Slide show covering violence against women in the military, covering both active duty military and veterans

*War, Rape, and Genocide
Slide show on war, rape, and genocide, with historical perspectives and coverage of Darfur, Sudan (2017)

Women’s Health, Dr. Tara Zolnikov
From Dr Tara Zolnikov’s Global Health Course

*Women’s Health, Human Rights, and Violence Against Women
Comprehensive slide show covering myriad issues relevant to women’s health, human rights, and violence against women

Articles/Book Chapters:

abortion civil disobedience JAMA Int Med lte, 1-26-24
Abortion and civil disobedience to Dobbs, response to Access to Safe Abortion for Survivors of Rape, JAMA Int Med LTE, Available at

adolescent pregnancy jama lte
Letter re adolescent pregnancy from JAMA

compelled medical rx of preg women jama lte
Letter re compelled medical treatment of pregnant women from JAMA

*Doctors Have a Moral Obligation to Disobey Abortion Bans. (July 9, 2023). Available at

domestic violence jama letter
Letter re domestic violence from JAMA

*Emergency Contraception – Virtual Mentor.doc
Article on emergency contraception

*Female Genital Cutting – Medscape
Article on female genital cutting. Reprinted in Violence and Abuse in Society, Angela Browne-Miller, Ed. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio. LLC/Praeger, 2012, Volume 2, Chapter 23, pages 377-386).

*History of Hysteria – The Pharos.doc
Article on the history of hysteria

*Indiv & Societal Violence Against Women – Curr Wom Hlth Rept.doc
Article on individual and societal violence against women

*Indoor Air Pollution and biomass cooking stoves – Medscape.doc
Article on health effects of indoor air pollution from biomass cooking stoves

Msr 43 – parental consent for teen abortion – LO Review 10-0.doc
Editorial on failed Oregon state ballot measure 43, which would have required parental consent for teen abortions

Obstacles to Abortion – JAMWA.pdf
Article on obstacles to abortion

*Obstacles to abortion – Medscape.doc
Updated article on obstacles to abortion

*Parental Notification and Consent Laws – Medscape.doc
Article on parental consent and notification laws for teen abortions

*partner abuse and sexual assault – Hospital Physician.pdf
Article on partner abuse and sexual assault

*Proposal for Organized Civil Disobedience by Academic Medicine to the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Association Decision [Soc Med, 2023;16(1):40-42]

Racial and Ethnic Disparity in Birth Weight in Syracuse, NY – Lane et al
Case studies from the Cases in Population-Oriented Prevention series

*Regulatory Approaches to Prostitution – Comparing Sweden, Denmark, and Nevada, USA
Effects of different legal and regulatory effects on sex workers, focusing on human rights and social justice – In Violence and Abuse in Society (Volume 3), Angela Browne-Miller, Ed. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio. LLC/Praeger, 2012, Chapter 19, pages 257-270).

*Teen Pregnancy – Z Magazine
Article on teen pregnancy. Reprinted as “Teen Pregnancy: A call for sound science and public policy,” in Current Controversies in Teen Pregnancy and Parenting, Lisa Frick, Ed. (Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press/Thomson Gale, 2007)

Violence Against Women in Developing World – Medscape.doc
Article on individual and societal forms of violence against women in the developing world. Reprinted in Violence and Abuse in Society, Angela Browne-Miller, Ed. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio. LLC/Praeger, 2012, Volume 2, Chapter 24, pages 387-392).

*Violence Against Women in the Military – Medscape.doc
Article on violence against women in the military. Reprinted in Violence and Abuse in Society, Angela Browne-Miller, Ed. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio. LLC/Praeger, 2012, Volume 2, Chapter 25, pages 392-402).

*War, Rape, and Genocide – Medscape.doc
Article on war, rape, and genocide, with historical perspectives and coverage of Darfur, Sudan. Reprinted as War, Rape, and Genocide – Never Again? Reprinted in Violence and Abuse in Society, Angela Browne-Miller, Ed. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio. LLC/Praeger, 2012, Volume 1, Chapter 9, pages 51-58).

Why We Need Sex Ed Now (Data Compiled as Poster):


*Episode 2, “Prescription for Justice”: Reproductive Rights for Women (Host, Community Access Cable Television Program, November, 2017, no guest [review and commentary]). Available at

Episode 10: Women in science. Prescription for Justice. August, 2018. Guests Alison Schaser – President, Women in Science, Portland and Laura Stadum – Director and Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department, Oregon Health and Science University. Available at


*Women’s Hlth and Human Rights syllabus
Syllabus for Women’s Health and Human Rights course, Portland State University

External Links:

10X10act (Educate Girls, Change the World):

1 in 3 Campaign:

Abortion Access Project:

Abortion Access Tracker (Guttmacher Institute): Lay of the Land: Abortion Policies and Access in the United States | Guttmacher Institute

Abortion Defense Network:

Abortion Finder: Where Can I Get an Abortion? | U.S. Abortion Clinic Locator (

Abortion in America from the Colonies to Criminalization – Watkinson Library Virtual Exhibit:

Advocates for Youth:

Aid Access (Abortion Pills by Mail): AidAccess

Alan Guttmacher Institute:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

American Medical Women’s Association:

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals:

Breast Cancer Action:

Canadian Women’s Health Network:

Catholics for Choice:

Center for Reproductive Rights: Human Trafficking Page: Women’s Rights Page:

Coalition for Positive Sexuality:

CORE (Curricula Organizer for Reproductive Health Education), ARHP:

Cover My Pills:

Family Violence Prevention Fund:

Gender Equity in Sports:

Get the Pill:

Global Doctors for Choice:

Global Fund for Women:

Gynunity Health Projects:

International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region:


I Will Not Be Denied (Protect Women’s Health Care):


Marie Stopes International:

NARAL Pro-Choice America:

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon:

National Abortion Federation:

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence:

National Organization for Women:

National Women’s Health Information Center:

National Women’s Health Network:

National Women’s History Museum:

National Women’s Law Center:

New View Campaign – Challenging the Medicalization of Sex:

Nursing Clio (Gender and Medicine Blog):

Office on Women’s Health (HHS):

Organization for the Study of Sex Differences:

Our Bodies Ourselves Resource Center:

Physicians for Reproductive Health:

Planned Parenthood:

Planned Parenthood Info for Teens:

Population Council:

Population Institute:

Raising Women’s Voices:

Repros Fight Back (Podcast):

Sensitive Crimes Book List:

Sex, etc. (Sex education by teens, for teens):

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States:

Society for Women’s Health Research:

Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom:

Stop Torture in Health Care (Campaign to End Forced Sterilization):


Teen Sexual Health (Medline Plus):

Think Before You Pink (Breast Cancer Action Network):

Turnaway Study Lecture Series:

Uncensored – Gender, Sexuality, and Social Movements in Global Health (Western Regional International Health Conference, University of Washington, 2014):

Uplift International:

Women and Health Protection:

Women on Web:



Women’s Bioethics Project:

Women’s Institute for Independent Social Inquiry:

Women’s Sports Foundation:

World Abortion Laws Interactive Map (Center for Reproductive Rights):