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November/December 2010

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Taking Our Bodies Back: The Fight Against Gene Patenting

November/December 2010

By Jane Zones, Ph.D.

For  40 years, control over one’s body has been a fundamental principle of the women’s health movement. We have fought and won many battles to preserve our right to make decisions about our own health and well-being. But over the last two decades, various corporations and institutions have secured patent protection on about 20 percent of the approximately 30,000 genes that make up the human genome.

G-Spots and Sore spots

November/December 2010

G-Spots
 

Abortion: An Inextricable Part of Women's Health Care

September/October

By Cynthia Pearson, Exective Director

Save the Date for Our 35th Anniversary & Fall Fundraising Event

September/October

By Jill Battalen, Director of Individual Giving

Moving From Judgement to Empathy: Lessons From the States

September/October

By Margaret Conway, Lydia Stuckey and Kirsten Moore

Young Feminists: A Doula's Story

September/October

By D'Laura Brumfield

Snapshots

September/October

Friends Don't Let Friends Take Avandia

September/October

By Charlea T. Massion, MD & Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD

In mid-July, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee voted to keep the diabetes drug Avandia (rosiglitazone) on the market, while simultaneously acknowledging not only that the drug increases the risk of heart attacks, but also that there are many other, safer medications available — including Actos (pioglitazone), a close sibling of Avandia made by a competing manufacturer.

Bending Toward Health Justice

July/August 2010

By Amy Allina, NWHN Policy Director

Date Published: 
Wed, July 14, 2010

Snapshots

July/August 2010

 

Young Feminists: The Irony of Oral Contraceptives

July/August 2010

By Natieka Samuels

Welcome New and Returning Board Mmebers

July/August 2010

In the last NWHN Board of Directors elections, all three incumbents were re-elected: Bindiya Patel, Laura Kaplan and Susan Wood. In addition, three members will join the board in June: Priscilla Huang, Charlea Massion, and Zipatly Mendoza. Learn more about these excellent women in their candidate’s statements, below:

Who are we listening to?

July/August 2010

By Cynthia Pearson