Policy Updates

Celebrities and Sex Drug Promotions: Why Is This a Problem?

By NWHN Staff | Apr 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Celebrities and Sex Drug Promotions: Why Is This a Problem?

Celebrity promotions are nothing new – we see them constantly, from athletes endorsing sports equipment to singers promoting skin care brands.

Should COVID-19 Impact the Labor and Delivery Process and the Presence of Support Guests?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Should COVID-19 Impact the Labor and Delivery Process and the Presence of Support Guests?

As health care workers inevitably reduce the attention they give to people in labor in order to attend to the pandemic, support persons will be instrumental in making sure mothers and infants receive the care they need.

Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Is a Public Health Crisis

By NWHN Staff | Oct 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Is a Public Health Crisis

In the aftermath of the #MeToo movement, conversations about sexual harassment in the workplace must continue, as sexual harassment is a health issue. 

Take Action: Congress Can Save Title X

By Sarah Christopherson | Aug 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Take Action: Congress Can Save Title X

On Monday, reproductive health clinics across the nation withdrew from the federal Title X program rather than submit plans for complying with the Trump administration’s radical new “gag” rule.

Medication Abortion Should Be Available on My Campus: What SB 24 Means to Me

By NWHN Staff | Aug 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Medication Abortion Should Be Available on My Campus: What SB 24 Means to Me

At a time when so many states are choosing to take care options away from women, California state legislators are positioned to lead the fight to expand access to reproductive care by making medication abortion available at student health centers on campus for the first time.

Two-Year Budget Deal a Win for Women’s Health? Not If We Lose Title X

By Sarah Christopherson | Aug 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Two-Year Budget Deal a Win for Women’s Health? Not If We Lose Title X

The appropriations process likely represents the best chance we have to overturn dangerous Trump rules eviscerating Title X.

Women’s health groups to Congress: We need strong cosmetics standards

By NWHN Staff | Jun 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Women’s health groups to Congress: We need strong cosmetics standards

The NWHN and 42 organizations sent a letter today to the House Energy and Commerce Committee applauding their work on a bipartisan discussion draft to address cosmetics safety.

The NWHN Testifies for the Use of Better Evidence at the FDA

By NWHN Staff | Feb 27, 2019 | Comments Off on The NWHN Testifies for the Use of Better Evidence at the FDA

In 2016, the FDA reclassified transvaginal mesh used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) as a Class III device—the highest risk category—in response to over 20,000 adverse event reports during a three-year period alone.

Protect Science at Federal Agencies

By NWHN Staff | Nov 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Protect Science at Federal Agencies

At the National Women’s Health Network, we are deeply concerned about the state of science under the Trump-Pence administration. Respect for science and scientists at federal agencies has dangerously eroded over the last 21 months. By repeatedly hiding, mischaracterizing, and ignoring scientific data in the rule making process, the administration has threatened public health and well being.

Removing Barriers to Voting Is Essential to the Advancement of Women’s Health

By NWHN Staff | Nov 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Removing Barriers to Voting Is Essential to the Advancement of Women’s Health

Women’s suffrage has been an essential factor in the advancement of women’s rights, including abortion, contraception, health care coverage, and protections against discrimination in the workplace. It is no surprise that women’s voting rights, and voting rights in general, still take center stage among feminists and civil rights activists.