Evita Almassi

Cynthia A. Pearson steps down as Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network

By Evita Almassi | Feb 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Cynthia A. Pearson steps down as Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network

After more than twenty years, Cindy Pearson announced today she is stepping down as Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network.

The Biden-Harris Administration’s Executive Actions on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice are a Good First Step but more must be done.

By Evita Almassi | Jan 28, 2021 | Comments Off on The Biden-Harris Administration’s Executive Actions on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice are a Good First Step but more must be done.

For Immediate Release

The NWHN’s statement on The Supreme Court’s Decision to Revive the Abortion Pill Restriction

By Evita Almassi | Jan 13, 2021 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s statement on The Supreme Court’s Decision to Revive the Abortion Pill Restriction

Last night, the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the U. S. Food and Drug Administration’s medically unjustified requirement that people travel to a certified facility simply to pick up abortion pills that they are then allowed to safely take at home.

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

By Evita Almassi | Sep 26, 2020 | Comments Off on 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…

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

By Evita Almassi | Sep 25, 2020 | Comments Off on 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…

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

By Evita Almassi | Sep 15, 2020 | Comments Off on 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,…

Why Am I Hearing About a New Study on Essure When It’s No Longer In Use?

By Evita Almassi | Jul 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Why Am I Hearing About a New Study on Essure When It’s No Longer In Use?

Essure (a permanent non-hormonal, non-surgical birth control method) is no longer available in the U.S. – but many women still have the device in place, and a study of the device, mandated by the FDA is ongoing.

The NWHN’s Statement on the Supreme Court’s opinion Striking Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions

By Evita Almassi | Jun 29, 2020 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s Statement on the Supreme Court’s opinion Striking Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions

Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org

The NWHN’s Statement in Support of Racial Justice and Black Lives Matter 

By Evita Almassi | Jun 2, 2020 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s Statement in Support of Racial Justice and Black Lives Matter 

Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org or (202) 682-6240

Navigating Pregnancy Care in a Pandemic

By Evita Almassi | May 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Navigating Pregnancy Care in a Pandemic

Pregnancy in a pandemic. These are words I never 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 done well and hinder it when done badly.