Women in trials – no fooling!

April 1 might be April Fool’s Day, but it was also the day that the National Women’s Health Network spoke at a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) meeting on a topic that’s no joke -- the inclusion of women and people of color in clinical trials.

This issue goes to the heart of the NWHN’s mission of improving the health of all women.  We urged the FDA to develop a rigorous action plan that will require companies to include women and people of color in clinical trials, evaluate drugs and medical devices based on sex, race and ethnicity, and include these analyses on product labels so that people can get the information.  We called on the agency to reject applications from companies that fail to comply with these inclusion standards.

Add your voice to ours and tell the FDA to put women – and data in the picture!
 

Women lead the way

More than 7 million people enrolled in private health insurance plans through the new marketplaces, and more than half of them were women.  That's more than 3.5 million women with new health insurance.  And it’s a confirmation of the success of the work we've done through our Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need initiative!  Learn more about how to help women get affordable coverage that makes it possible to get the care they need here.


Securing Sexual & Reproductive Health and Autonomy

To ensure that every woman can make her own decisions about her reproductive and sexual health, the NWHN advocates for comprehensive, accessible contraceptive and abortion care, accurate information about sexuality and reproduction, and tools women can use to protect against HIV and sexually transmitted infections. We promote access to safe and effective reproductive health products and services, with complete information and without ideological restrictions.

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Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need

The NWHN aspires to a health care system that is guided by social justice, in which all women have access to excellent health care that meets our diverse needs.  Through the Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need campaign, we are making sure women’s voices are heard and women’s concerns are addressed in health reform, and we are making the promise of health reform a reality for women.
 
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Challenging Dangerous    
Drugs and Devices

Women face health risks from unsafe drugs, medical devices and medical treatments and because of unnecessary use of products and treatments that may be safe when used appropriately.  The NWHN challenges dangerous drugs and devices, works to ensure that women have complete and accurate information about products and services marketed to them, and strengthens public protections against such threats.

Read more about this campaign including current priorities and recent examples of our work.