The Women’s Law Project (WLP) published a report that links gender bias to adverse health consequences for women. The report, titled Through the Lens of Equality: Eliminating Sex Bias to Improve the Health of Pennsylvania’s Women, was written in Pennsylvania, but it has implications for women’s healthcare nationwide. A major focus of the report is the negative consequences the politicization of the issue of women’s reproductive health has had on appropriate care.
Although the report cites the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as being a possible remedy to this solution, the WLP notes the lack of abortion coverage it provides. This report explores the health impacts on women of sexual and intimate partner violence, care-giving responsibilities, and poverty, as well as the often unnoticed implications bias in the workplace, school, and healthcare can have.