Expectant mothers in Milwaukee County have a wealth of hospitals to choose from. For the county’s black and Hispanic women, however, the choice is often a false one.
Wisconsin law increases abortion delays, risk
Planned Parenthood has not provided abortions by medication since April, claiming a new abortion law’s language was too vague to comply with. As a result, many women have had surgical abortions instead and face delays in making appointments.
State refusal to pursue WIC grant under fire
Advocates for Wisconsin’s Women, Infants and Children nutrition program want the state to reconsider its decision not to seek nearly $9 million in federal grants to make the benefits more convenient and less open to fraud.
Sexual assault reports decline as victims seeking services rise
While the number of victims seeking sexual assault services is rising, the Office of Justice Assistance reports that sexual assaults reported to law enforcement in Wisconsin dropped in 2009, with two counties, Iron and Buffalo, reporting zero sexual assault cases.
Author warns of ‘national epidemic’ of campus sexual assaults
In this academic year, between 200,000 and 450,000 college students will be raped.
That’s what author Jessica Valenti and founder of the Feministing blog told a UW-Madison audience Thursday night. She calls it a “national epidemic,” and she blames what advocates call our rape culture.
Suffering in silence: Campus sexual assaults vastly underreported
At University of Wisconsin campuses, most victims do not report crimes. The statistics are inconsistent. And most rapists go free.
Depressed mothers face barriers to treatment
More than 65 percent of depressed mothers don’t get adequate treatment for depression, according to a nationwide study released this fall by the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. The study of 2,130 women found that black, Hispanic and other minority mothers, as well as uninsured mothers, were among the least likely to be helped.