This website is dedicated to raising awareness and promoting action on the health impact of women’s reproductive rights. As Carol Roye states, “Women’s health is not a moral or religious issue; it is a women's health, children's health, and family health issue.”
Carol Roye has devoted her professional life to promoting the health of women and girls. Her perspective has been shaped by two decades of work as a Professor of Nursing and Public Health, an NIH-funded researcher, and a primary and reproductive health care provider to teenage girls. She has presented her work at conferences, provided training and educational programs nationally, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss these issues.
She is currently investigating historical and current practices involving women’s health. She has uncovered startling information about the roles of the medical professions, the religious right, and politicians who both actively promote and deny access to reproductive healthcare depending on political and social needs of the moment, often ignorant of the family health implications of restricted access to birth control and abortion. Her upcoming book will bring these facts to light.
This website features articles, brief white papers, excerpts from Roye’s book-in-progress, and resources and links to bring critical awareness to these issues and inspire action. We invite you to join her in developing a community of people who want to protect the health of women and children. Women’s health is a family issue.
News and PublicationsApril 2011: Letters to The Nation, April 18, 2011
The Nation Magazine
April 2011: Plight of Patients Who are Insured by Medicaid: Cards without access
Hunter College Center for Health, Media & Policy
March 2011: Anti-Choice Religious Bloc Began With Tax Battle
February 2011: Challenges For The Pro-Choice Movement
The Washington Post
January 2009: Letter to the Editor, The Abortion Choices of Poor Women.
The New York Times
December 2008: Hymen Mystique Remains Intact in Bare-All Culture
September 2008: Palin's Pregnancy? Don't try this in real life
June 2008: Gag rule must not be domesticated