• Love = Respect, Not Violence!
    February 4, 2016
    Love = Respect, Not Violence!
    1 in 3 girls in the United States is a victim of abuse from a dating partner. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and our goal is to raise awareness so young girls, who experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence, can be in happy and healthy relationships. When you think of abuse, what ...
  • When a Vagina Just Isn’t a Belly Button
    January 5, 2016
    Yesterday’s announcement that the FDA is requiring clinical trials of vaginal mesh used for pelvic organ prolapse is good news for women!  Until yesterday, women who were told by their physicians that their condition should be treated by implanting surgical mesh into the vagina had no reliable information about the risk of this procedure, because ...
  • #FreeThePill, what does that actually mean?
    November 13, 2015
    #FreeThePill, what does that actually mean?
    Visiting Twitter, you might have seen the hashtag #freethepill. You might have jumped to a conclusion, thinking you knew what it meant. I know, some of you are probably thinking it means to make the pill (birth control) free… but not quite. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to an Oral Contraceptives ...
  • Help End Violence Against Women with HIV!
    October 23, 2015
    Help End Violence Against Women with HIV!
    The National Women’s Health Network is proud to stand with the Positive Women’s Network USA (PWN-USA) on its second annual National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV.  As an issue that greatly affects women’s health as well as reproductive rights, we are deeply committed to the cause and dedicated to ...
  • Hyde at 39…Why aren’t we celebrating?
    September 30, 2015
    Anniversaries are usually quite a happy occasion, often celebrated with parties or gift giving or gatherings with friends.  However, the anniversary occurring today on September 30th is not one to be celebrated but, rather, an anniversary in which we are reminded that we still have a long way to go in the fight for reproductive ...
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: The Silent Killer Among Us!
    September 22, 2015
    Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: The Silent Killer Among Us!
    Everyone knows that the color teal is absolutely beautiful. Okay, I may be a little bit biased. After all, teal just so happens to be my favorite color. If I hadn’t told you, chances are that if you visited my apartment and were faced with the teal curtains, the teal bedding, even the teal Keurig ...
  • Read Our Blog Today!
    August 25, 2015
    Read Our Blog Today!
    We just transformed our website and we did it with our members in mind. We want individuals that come to our website to become more engaged with our work.   You might have stopped by our website a time or two, found what you needed and moved on to another website – paying no attention to ...
  • Flibanserin Approved… Women’s Health and Safety Ignored!
    August 19, 2015
    I’m disappointed and you should be too. Today, the Food & Drug Administration announced the approval of flibanserin, a proposed treatment for “hypoactive sexual desire disorder” in women. Since its founding, the National Women’s Health Network has ensured that the voices of women consumers are heard and respected. Today, clever marketing trumped decades worth of ...
  • 10 Angry Men
    August 17, 2015
    10 Angry Men
    There were many statements in the first GOP Debate that were false, crass, and indicative of the GOP presidential hopefuls’ ignorance of the needs of large factions of the American public.I paid particular attention to what the cream of crop of the GOP had to say about my uterus. Marco Rubio emphasized that despite prior legislation ...
  • The Great LARC Debate: facilitating a balanced approach to education and promotion of LARCs
    July 24, 2015
    By Coco Jervis Immediately after the birth of her twins, 21-year-old Chantal1 had an IUD inserted, at no cost to her. She has had a very positive experience with the IUD, although she had cramping and intermittent bleeding for a couple of weeks after it was inserted. For the most part, though, she describes having her ...