The NWHN’s statement in support of racial justice and Black Lives Matter 

The National Women’s Health Network (the NWHN) supports racial justice and stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We oppose racially targeted police brutality and all forms of discrimination against Black and brown people. We mourn the Black lives lost unnecessarily and prematurely to police violence, including Breonna Taylor, a 26-year old emergency room technician who was shot eight times and killed on March 13th while … Continued

Navigating Pregnancy Care in a Pandemic

Pregnancy in a pandemic. These are never words I thought I’d use. But here I am, halfway through my pregnancy trying to navigate a global public health crisis. While every pregnancy poses its own challenges, mine has highlighted the ways in which telemedicine in the era of COVID-19 can expand access to quality care when … Continued

Statement on J&J’s Discontinuation of Its Talc-Based Baby Powder in U.S and Canada 

Contact: Evita Almassi,  May 20, 2020 Washington D.C. — On May 19, 2020, Johnson and Johnson (J&J) announced that it would stop selling its talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the U.S. and Canada, though existing inventory will continue to be sold through retailers until it runs out. Exposure to talc has been linked to ovarian carcinomas, … Continued

The FDA Must Permit Pregnant People to Get the Abortion Pill Where They Have the Abortion — at Home!

Contact: Evita Almassi,  Washington DC — Today, the National Women’s Health Network led a diverse coalition of 80 organizations in urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to lift medically unnecessary restrictions on mifepristone, the first of two FDA-approved medications used in tandem to induce an abortion. Throughout the United States, patients are turning to telehealth appointments and online pharmacies for … Continued

Why Filling out the 2020 Census is Important for Women’s Health 

By Gabriela Salas  Every ten years the United States Census Bureau conducts a “decennial census” with the goal of counting every person in the country and where they live. The census also looks to gather information on people’s ages, income, and race/ethnicity.  The census is legally required to be filled out by everyone who is … Continued

What is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Toxic shock syndrome  (TSS)  is a sudden, rare, and potentially life-threatening complication of certain types of bacterial infections.  TSS can affect men and women alike, however, it is mostly associated with women who menstruate. Toxic shock syndrome may occur from two different kinds of bacteria. The most common bacteria is staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria. The … Continued

Since You Asked: What is a yeast infection and why did I get it? 

A vaginal yeast infection, also known as vuvlovaginal candidasis, is when healthy yeast over produces in the vagina. Yeast infections occur because the chemistry of your vagina is off balance. This is most commonly seen as a hormonal imbalance. Several factors can cause a yeast infection, including poor eating habits, stress, weak immune system, diabetes, … Continued

2019 Media Highlights

Highlights – 2019 December 2019 | The NWHN is cited in an article about organizations that support gender equality. December 2019 | The NWHN is cited in an article about birth control. December 2019 | The NWHN is cited in an article about uterine fibroids treatment. December 2019 | The NWHN … Continued