Deep Dive Articles

Hog Waste, Plastic Petals, and Cancer in The Air:

By Ginnefine Jalloh | Apr 19, 2022 | Comments Off on Hog Waste, Plastic Petals, and Cancer in The Air:

The Intersection between Environmental Justice and Women’s Health

Pioneer Midwives, A Surgeon with a Secret, and Other Women’s Health Heroes You Probably Didn’t Learn About in School

By Ginnefine Jalloh | Mar 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Pioneer Midwives, A Surgeon with a Secret, and Other Women’s Health Heroes You Probably Didn’t Learn About in School

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!

Food Pantries, Pandemic Pivots, and Preventing the “2nd Closet” for LGBTQ Seniors

By Adele Costa | Nov 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Food Pantries, Pandemic Pivots, and Preventing the “2nd Closet” for LGBTQ Seniors

Read on for an exclusive look inside the Montrose Center in Houston, Texas.

S.B.8, AKA the Texas Abortion Ban

By Adele Costa | Sep 3, 2021 | Comments Off on S.B.8, AKA the Texas Abortion Ban

What happened, what the NWHN is doing about it, and how you can help.

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.

Juneteenth: A Time to Celebrate, Reflect, and, Ultimately, Act

By Adele Costa | Jun 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Juneteenth: A Time to Celebrate, Reflect, and, Ultimately, Act

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.

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…

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 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.