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The Intersection between Environmental Justice and Women’s Health
In honor of Women’s History Month, our team at the National Women’s Health Network dug deep into the archives to bring you the lives of five lesser-known historical women in medicine. Read on to learn all about them and their important contributions to the health care landscape today. Warning – you just may fall into a few biographical rabbit holes!
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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 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.
On June 19th, 1865, enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas gathered at the Ashton Villa to learn their fate. Union General Gordon and over 2,000 federal troops had just occupied the territory, and there were rumors surging that the Civil War was over.
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 NWHN is closely following the emerging information on the safety of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine. An unusual type of blood clot has been reported to occur in six women after they received the J&J vaccine. One woman died and one is hospitalized in serious condition.
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.