The NWHN denounces Trump’s raw power grab, SCOTUS pick

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org The following statement can be attributed to Cynthia A. Pearson, Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network. Washington, D.C. — Over the last week, we’ve had little chance to mourn the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a long-time champion of women’s health, or to celebrate her life. Instead, … Continued

The NWHN’s statement in response to the denial of justice for Breonna Taylor

Breonna Taylor was asleep in her apartment on March 13. In the middle of the night, she was shot six times and killed by Louisville police officers recklessly executing a warrant with incorrect information. The Kentucky Attorney General announced on September 23 that no charges would be brought against the officers whose bullets killed Breonna … Continued

The National Women’s Health Network Speaks Out on Ongoing National Events

The National Women’s Health Network is compelled to speak out about ongoing events as a long-time consumer health watchdog with a mission to serve as a trusted health information source for women in all their diversities. Because of our commitment to science and health justice, we are dismayed and angered over recent events, including the inability of top FDA and CDC officials to make decisions free from interference.    … Continued

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, ealmassi@nwhn.org  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, ealmassi@nwhn.org  Washington DC — Today, the National Women’s Health Network led a diverse coalition of over 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 … 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