Deep Dive Articles

Surprising New Developments in Male Contraceptives

By Intern Contributor | May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Surprising New Developments in Male Contraceptives

By: Kristen Batstone 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…

What do we know about the J&J vaccine safety in women?

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Apr 27, 2021 | Comments Off on What do we know about the J&J vaccine safety in women?

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

By NWHN Staff | 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 NWHN Staff | 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.

What’s in the COVID relief package?

By Sarah Christopherson | Feb 25, 2021 | Comments Off on What’s in the COVID relief package?

While several big questions remain, we have a good sense now of the rough outline of the final package and its impact on the ACA.

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 Olivia Snavely | 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 Staff | 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.