Deep Dive Articles

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.

COVID-19 Myths Debunked

By Kristen Batstone | 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.