Kristen Batstone

Since You Asked – Will we need COVID-19 booster shots?

By Kristen Batstone | Aug 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked – Will we need COVID-19 booster shots?

Answer: Yes, specific populations may need booster shots but there is not enough evidence to determine if all vaccinated people will need an additional shot to stay protected.

Since You Asked – There’s a lot of conflicting information online about the Delta Variant; what’s true?

By Kristen Batstone | Jul 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked – There’s a lot of conflicting information online about the Delta Variant; what’s true?

Answer: You’re absolutely right! The Delta variant has been making headlines since it first came on the scene. The NWHN has analyzed the information currently available online so you don’t have to. Here are the facts as of today.

Since You Asked – What is the Women’s Health Protection Act?

By Kristen Batstone | Jul 1, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked – What is the Women’s Health Protection Act?

The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) codifies abortion rights into law. Read on to learn more about the act, why it’s receiving attention right now, and what you can do to help get it passed.

The Trump and Biden Administrations: A Tug-of-War Between Religious Freedoms and Queer Rights

By Kristen Batstone | Jun 29, 2021 | Comments Off on The Trump and Biden Administrations: A Tug-of-War Between Religious Freedoms and Queer Rights

In the last five years, the LGBTQ+ community has endured countless attacks from Republican lawmakers and the Trump Administration – who prioritized religious freedoms over human rights. During his first six months in office, President Biden has spent most of his time undoing the work of his predecessor and this includes re-establishing queer rights.

The Hyde Amendment is gone…so what’s next?

By Kristen Batstone | Jun 29, 2021 | Comments Off on The Hyde Amendment is gone…so what’s next?

The NWHN applauds President Biden for excluding the Hyde Amendment from his budget proposal. But we must stay vigilant. The Weldon Amendment and the Helms Amendment pose similar dangers to abortion access.

Surprising New Developments in Male Contraceptives

By Kristen Batstone | May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Surprising New Developments in Male Contraceptives

The internet is abuzz with surprising new developments in male contraceptives. First, @Venus_Skywalker went viral on Tiktok for showing off a ‘just the tip’ condom made by Charles Powell. The condom appears to be vaguely reminiscent of a menstrual pad…

The Momnibus Act: Improving Black Maternal Health Outcomes by Increasing Doula and Midwifery Accessibility

By Kristen Batstone | Mar 29, 2021 | Comments Off on The Momnibus Act: Improving Black Maternal Health Outcomes by Increasing Doula and Midwifery Accessibility

The United States has a penchant for being different even when different isn’t necessarily better. Though midwives are widely recognized around the world as the primary source of maternal health care, they only account for 8% of U.S. birth workers.

COVID-19 Myths Debunked

By Kristen Batstone | Mar 4, 2021 | Comments Off on COVID-19 Myths Debunked

As the pandemic persists, information on COVID-19 continues to evolve. The purpose of this article is to debunk popular COVID-19 myths, using accurate information rooted in science and backed by evidence.