Update on Internal (Female) Condoms

Internal condoms, also called female condoms, are a barrier method of birth control used during intercourse to help prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. Unlike external, or male, condoms, internal condoms are controlled by the receptive partner. While commonly known as the female condom, the FDA recently issued a proposal to rename … Continued

Do YOU Want to Join the NWHN Board of Directors?

Do YOU Want to Join the NWHN Board of Directors? Who wouldn’t? It’s election time again, and the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) is inviting nominations for our board of directors. We are seeking candidates who understand the NWHN’s mission, support its goals, and are committed to the organization’s activist nature. We value diversity in … Continued

Join NWHN to Defend the FDA!

It happened: Scott Gottlieb is now FDA Commissioner Gottlieb. We’re officially living under Trump’s FDA. The Network has spoken out about what Donald Trump might do with the FDA. It’s now time to fight extra hard to maintain a strong FDA that treats women fairly and protects consumers from harm. This why we need you … Continued

The NWHN Responds to Confirmation of Scott Gottlieb to Head the FDA

For Immediate Release Shaniqua Seth Email: sseth@nwhn.org Telephone: (301) 965-0097   The NWHN Responds to Confirmation of Scott Gottlieb to Head the FDA: His Views are Harmful to Women’s Health   Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, the Senate voted to confirm conservative physician and former Bush official Scott Gottlieb to head the U.S. Food and Drug … Continued

Snapshots – May/June 2017

Many women with reproductive cancers (or a high risk of such cancers) often have both ovaries removed during hysterectomy, in order to prevent the development of ovarian cancer at a later date. Yet doing so may increase the risk of other, more common, health risks. Researchers conducted a retrospective analysis of the English Hospital Episode … Continued

ACTION ALERT: House votes on Trumpcare TODAY. Call your member of Congress!

The US House of Representatives is scheduled to vote TODAY on a bill repealing the ACA that will: Eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions, Restore lifetime and annual limits on coverage, Gut Medicaid, Slash financial support for low- and moderate-income households, and Block Planned Parenthood from accepting Medicaid and other public health insurance. All to give … Continued

Introducing our 2017 Emerging Activist…

Last month I asked you to consider submitting a nomination for an honoree at the 10th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards for Activism in Women’s Health. Today, I’m happy to share that the Network will honor Renee Bracey Sherman on June 12th.  As the Senior Public Affairs Manager at the National Network of Abortion Funds, Renee … Continued

Do Birth Control Pills Cause Blood Clots

Do all birth control pills have the risk of causing blood clots even when you do not smoke?   Birth control pills are a great option for women looking to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: combined hormonal contraception (CHC) pills, which contain both estrogen and progestin and are the … Continued

Can’t Silence Women. Can’t Silence Science!

We have another opportunity for you to stand up against Trump’s attacks on women’s health! On April 22, 2017, there will be a March for Science happening in Washington, D.C. with satellite marches all around the world. The march was organized as a grassroots response to Trump’s attacks on scientific institutions and evidence-based policy. From … Continued