AMWA Advocacy

Position Statements

AMWA develops position papers based on resolutions passed by the organization. These papers serve as a valuable resource for members and staff in communicating AMWA policy on key issues and may act as a focus of our research and education efforts.

CAREER & EDUCATION

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ETHICAL ISSUES

HEALTH & WELLNESS

  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Endocrine Disruption and Breast Cancer Risk — The American Medical Women’s Association and the Breast Cancer Fund are concerned about the increasing prevalence of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) in consumer products and the environment. EDCs have been linked to health effects as far ranging as reproductive outcomes, breast cancer, obesity, thyroid disease, and neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders. We explore the rapidly evolving science on EDCs, including concerns about low dose exposures and critical periods of development; approaches to reduce exposures to EDCs among patients and in health care settings; and tips for public education.
  • Iron Supplements for Women & Girls
  • Calcium Supplements for Women & Girls

POLICY & LEGISLATION

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REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH