Sixty percent of women voters want women's health to be a priority in 2013.

In 2013, will our nation’s leaders commit themselves to ensuring that all women receive the care they need? Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, and Chief, Division of Women’s Health, has blogged this provocative question on the Huffington Post.

Dr. Johnson points to the record number of women who will be sworn in as United States senators this year and, in part, the re-election of President Obama as convincing evidence that women – beyond the politics of abortion – want a comprehensive approach to women’s health that includes preventive care and research and that they want it to be a policy priority.

Supported by research from November that indicated 60 percent of women voters and 53 percent of all voters wanted women’s health to be a top priority for the next president, Dr. Johnson poses the questions “Will our leaders listen? Can they really afford not to?”

Read Dr. Johnson’s Women’s Health Policy blog on the Huffington Post.

– JCL

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