Deep Dive Articles

New Day in Washington: The Next Few Weeks Could Decide the Fate of the Biden Presidency

By Sarah Christopherson | Jan 21, 2021 | Comments Off on New Day in Washington: The Next Few Weeks Could Decide the Fate of the Biden Presidency

It’s a new day in Washington, DC with work already underway. We can’t afford to let Senate Democrats put ‘decorum’ over democracy.

Young Feminist: How Using Menstrual Cups Helped Me Discuss My Reproductive Health

By NWHN Contributor | Jan 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Young Feminist: How Using Menstrual Cups Helped Me Discuss My Reproductive Health

Menstrual cups have a learning curve, and it takes a fair amount of work to learn not only how to best use them, but also which practices work best for one’s own unique anatomy.

A Virtual Success: Raising Our Voices Event

By NWHN Staff | Jan 8, 2021 | Comments Off on A Virtual Success: Raising Our Voices Event

NWHN members and supporters gathered online for our first ever virtual event, Raising Our Voices in a Time of Racial Injustice, Health Disparity, and COVID-19.

Rx For Change: Racial Disparities in Cervical Cancer Mortality

By NWHN Contributor | Jan 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Rx For Change: Racial Disparities in Cervical Cancer Mortality

Race is a strong predictor for the development of cervical cancer in the U.S., and Black women, in particular, have disproportionately higher risks for developing the disease.

The Day After: Report From Washington

By Sarah Christopherson | Jan 7, 2021 | Comments Off on The Day After: Report From Washington

We’re excited to make progress on COVID relief, the ACA, and more, but deeply shaken by yesterday’s violent insurrection, incited by the president of the United States.

RWV Roundup 2021

By Kalena Murphy | Jan 5, 2021 | Comments Off on RWV Roundup 2021

A recap of our Raising Women’s Voices work and that of our regional coordinators

The Human Rights Abuses Against Black and Brown Women Occurring at ICE Detention Facilities Must Stop

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Jan 4, 2021 | Comments Off on The Human Rights Abuses Against Black and Brown Women Occurring at ICE Detention Facilities Must Stop

For too long, Black and Brown women’s reproductive rights have been harmed by institutions and governments. The 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the world’s primary document on women’s equality, could help block this abuse. But the U.S. has never signed.

We Can’t Let Dr. Susan Moore’s Death Be in Vain

By Cindy Pearson | Dec 29, 2020 | Comments Off on We Can’t Let Dr. Susan Moore’s Death Be in Vain

Racist treatment of Black, Indigenous and other people of color inside the health care system won’t come to an end until the system itself changes.

Your Questions About the New COVID-19 Vaccines – Answered

By Sarah Christopherson | Dec 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Your Questions About the New COVID-19 Vaccines – Answered

How safe are the vaccines? How effective? Were they tested in people like me? Was the approval process influenced by political pressure? Here’s what we know.

The Passage of the CROWN Act Will be a Win for Black Women and Girl’s Health

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Dec 2, 2020 | Comments Off on The Passage of the CROWN Act Will be a Win for Black Women and Girl’s Health

The human right to wear one’s hair in its natural state is not protected for Black women and girls, a harmful reality rooted in historically racist practices of controlling Black women’s bodies.