Issues: Women's Health


Learn about the importance of screening mammography, gynecological health issues - including ovarian cancer, and taking a proactive approach to prevention. Identify signs and symptoms of breast cancer, how to perform a self-examination, and how to maintain good breast health.

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May 7, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Senator Bonacic Meets With New York Association of Licensed Midwives

Senator Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) had a productive discussion with the New York State Association of Licensed Midwives (NYSALM) today, April 21, in his Albany office. This conversation focused on legislation affecting midwives, access to high quality low cost maternity care, as well as the important role midwives play in the care of infants and mothers.

April 21, 2015

Senate to Celebrate Earth Week With a Package of Bills to Protect the Environment, Increase Green Jobs, and Boost Recreation

The New York State Senate will be celebrating Earth Week by acting upon an extensive package of 27 bills that would create new protections for natural resources, promote energy conservation, help create green jobs, and increase tourism through enhanced recreational opportunities. Senate Majority Leader Dean G.

April 20, 2015

Asian women’s center opens in Elmhurst

As reported by the Queens Examiner:

New York City’s Asian population will have more resources and help at their disposal, thanks to the hard work of the New York Women’s Asian Center (NYAWC) and a grant from the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA).

The funds from the grant will provide a wide-range of services to help survivors of domestic violence, as well as their children, in a new Queens location.

The services offered, thanks to the grant, include a 24/7 hotline, counseling and case management services, advocacy, financial education to survivors, healthy relationship workshops to teens and services to teens in abusive relationships.

For full article, click here.

April 16, 2015
May 1, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Statement from Sen. Krueger on 20-year Sentence for Purvi Patel

New York -- The following statement was issued today by State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), Co-Chair of the NYS Bipartisan Legislative Pro-Choice Caucus, in response to reports that Purvi Patel was sentenced by an Indiana court to 20 years in prison on charges of feticide and felony neglect: 

April 2, 2015


(Albany, NY)-New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announced significant funding restorations and increases for programs for women’s health and wellness programs as part of the 2015-16 State Budget.  These include:


March 30, 2015

Statement From Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins On Assembly Passage Of Women’s Reproductive Health Legislation

“I congratulate Speaker Heastie and the State Assembly for passing common sense legislation that will protect women’s rights. It is deeply disappointing that the Senate Republicans continue to stand against efforts to simply codify the Roe v. Wade decision into New York State law. Unfortunately, my Senate Republican colleagues have taken a step backwards. In 1970, when the issue of reproductive health was first passed in New York, 12 Republican Senators joined a majority of their Democratic colleagues to support this landmark legislation. Today, apparently not one Republican Senator will stand up for full equality for women.”

March 25, 2015

Senator Comrie, Community Board 12 and Christ Church International Ministries Host Care Expo for Jamaica

Community Health Fair What the Doctor Ordered 

 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: words to live by for those hundreds that flocked to Community Board 12’s first annual Health Fair yesterday, February 19th, 2015, in Jamaica, Queens. The inaugural health fair, offering screenings, services and advice from local health providers, was held at Christ Church International Ministries, and sponsored by Queens Community Board 12, State Senator Leroy G. Comrie (D-Hollis), Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica), Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Council Members I. Daneek Miller (D-Jamaica), Ruben Wills (D-Ozone Park) and Rory I. Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) and Pathmark Supermarket.

March 20, 2015

Assembly Passage of Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation a Positive Step For Women Across New York

Statement from Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) on the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act:


“Today’s passage of the anti-human trafficking legislation by the Assembly is a positive step for the health and safety of all New York’s women. For nearly two years my Senate Republican colleagues and I have been calling on the Assembly’s downstate leadership to follow our lead and put progress ahead of politics. By finally doing what’s right for New York’s women, the new Assembly Speaker has shown a willingness to work together to get results on the critical issues before our state.


March 16, 2015

Senator Bonacic Issues Statement Regarding Passage of Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) was pleased that the Assembly passed an anti-human trafficking piece of legislation today, March 16th. Senate Republicans passed the same bill on the very first day of session in January as part of the Women’s Equality Agenda. The anti-human trafficking bill would strengthen anti-trafficking provisions and increase penalties for traffickers.

March 16, 2015

Senator Parker Helps to Combat Sexual Assault on College Campuses


March 16, 2015

Senator Kevin Parker Interviews Tracey Brooks, President and CEO of Family Planning Advocates of New York

Senator's Parker's Legislative Report with Tracey Brooks, President and CEO of the Family Planning Advocates of New York 

March 13, 2015

Free Mammogram Screenings

State Senator James Sanders Jr. welcomes Scan Van Program Mobile Mammography, which will provide mammogram screenings for eligible women on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. at the senator's office located 142-01 Rockaway Boulevard in South Ozone Park. The screenings are for women 40 and older who have not had a mammogram in the past year. All insurance plans are accepted. Co-payments and deductibles are waived. Free for uninsured women 40 and older. An appointment is neccesary. Please call 1-(800)-564-6868.

March 28, 9:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Senator Jeff Klein's Session Remarks on Senate Bill S.0851

Senator Klein’s legislation (S.851-2015) prohibits level two and level three sex offenders from being housed in family shelters and requires by law that they be placed in adult-only shelters or shelters without children. 

January 27, 2015

Senator Bonacic to Speaker Silver -- Protect Women Now

January 12, 2015 -- Today, New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt.

January 16, 2015

Join My Women’s Equality Now! Campaign

Please join our Women’s Equality Now! campaign to help get the State Assembly to pass this landmark package of bills without delay.

Let’s tell the Assembly leadership that women throughout our State have waited long enough!

January 16, 2015

Senator Gallivan Announces Senate Passes Bills to Protect and Enhance Women's Rights

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the New York State Senate has passed eight pieces of legislation as part of the Senate’s Women’s Equality Agenda, enhancing the rights of women while protecting from abuse and discrimination.  The bills, which Senator Gallivan co-sponsored, would ensure equal pay for equal work; combat sexual harassment on the job; end gender discrimination in employment, housing and credit decisions; strengthen laws against human trafficking, make reasonable work accommodations for pregnant women and better protect victims of domestic violence.

January 13, 2015

Griffo Helps Pass Women's Equality Agenda


Demonstrating his continued commitment to creating equality for women in the Empire State, Sen. Joseph A. Griffo’s first legislative action in 2015 was to vote in support of the Women’s Equality Agenda.

“In Governor Cuomo’s 2013 State of the State address, he challenged us to reject institutional and cultural norms and make New York a leader in creating equality for women,” said Griffo, R-Rome. “I’m tremendously proud that me and my Senate colleagues have now met this challenge for each of the last the years.”

January 12, 2015
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