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Letters: When It Comes to Health Care, ‘Women Must Be Vocal, Be Militant, Be Vigilant, and Be Political’

Readers discuss the challenges of being a patient in the American health-care system.
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The Doctor Doesn’t Listen to Her. But the Media Is Starting To.

Doctors have historically dismissed women’s sexual- and reproductive-health concerns. But lately, Ashley Fetters wrote recently, public discourse has begun to take those concerns more seriously.


I am 60 years old. In 1976, my university required women’s studies courses for undergraduates. In those courses, instructors

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