Former U.S. Surgeon General Honored for Commitment to Women’s Health Issues
Dr. Jocelyn Elders, former U.S. Surgeon General, was honored by Pharmacia & Upjohn (P&U) with a Women’s Health Achievement Award. In accepting the award, Elders, known for her commitment to women’s health, addressed reproductive issues in the U.S. today saying, “I am disturbed when I see health legislation limiting the information we can give to young people about sexuality and contraception. Reproductive health policy in this country should be comprehensive, not limited.”
“Through her candor and commitment, Dr. Elders has been a lightning rod and a pioneer for reproductive health issues,” said Gloria Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Elders, who was fired from her post as Surgeon General in 1994 by President Clinton, continually battled conservatives on the issues of abortion and sex education.
1/27/2016 Taiwan Elects First Woman President - In a landslide victory, the leader of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen won the country's presidential election, becoming the first woman in Taiwan's history to hold the position.
Emphasizing her party's commitment to maintaining Taiwan's independence from China, Tsai won over young voters eager to usher in a political changing of the guard following some 70 years of dominance by the pro-Chinese unification party, the Kuomintang (KMT), chaired by presidential opponent Eric Chu. . . .