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Women's History Month: Current Issues

Welcome to the Women's History Month Resource Guide: In honor of March being Women's History Month, we are highlighting a number of resources that are available through Scarborough Library, in addition to a variety of web resources.

Special thanks to McHenry County College from which this information was borrowed.

Health Care

When searching health care, try searching it as both two words (health care) and as one (healthcare).

Try search terms like women and health care, women's issues in health care, women's health care concerns, women's health care policy, women's health care public policy. Also search the keyword women combined with specific health care issues like heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy, mortality, fertility, cancer (and specific types of cancer), menopause.

Gender Pay Gap

Try search terms like gender pay gap, gender wage gap, gender wage gap discrimination, wage gap, pay inequality, equal pay for equal work, employment discrimination, pay equity, pay disparity.

Reproductive Rights

Try search terms like reproductive rights, reproductive health, women and healthcare, and specific issues like abortion, abortion legislation, genital mutilation, Women's Health Protection Act of 2021

Violence Against Women

Try search terms like violence against women, sexual violence, sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, domestic abuse, partner abuse, gender-based violence, domestic abuse survivors.

Examination of Multiple Issues