• Save the Date: 2017 Barbara Seaman Awards Benefit
    March 14, 2017
    With a new spring date, the 10th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards for Activism in Women’s Health is coming up quickly. I hope you will join the Network board, members and staff from all across the country to celebrate and honor the lifetime achievements of Susan F. Wood with a special appearance by Monica Simpson. Learn ...
  • Resist the Misogyny. Join the Strike on March 8th!
    March 6, 2017
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      At the start of this year, many of us gathered at Women’s Marches across the country to take a stand for women’s rights. Since then, the new administration has launched a relentless attack on women’s health. Donald Trump invoked and expanded the global gag rule limiting abortion access worldwide, nominated an anti-abortion and anti-contraception judge ...
  • The Inside Scope on the Fight to Save the ACA!
    February 27, 2017
    Across the country last week, members of Congress were besieged by constituents alarmed that proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may take away their access to high-quality, affordable health care. Through Raising Women’s Voices (RWV)—our joint initiative with MergerWatch and the Black Women’s Health Imperative—our regional coordinators, members, and supporters have been active ...
  • Tell the FDA Women’s Health and Safety are Non-Negotiable
    February 22, 2017
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    This is a pivotal year for women’s health care. The Trump Administration, with the help of congressional Republicans, has not only started undoing programs and protections that we worked hard for, but he is also preventing us from moving forward. This is why your support is more important than ever. Our opposition to President Trump’s harmful ...
  • Think Twice About the Lubricants You Use This Valentine’s Day!
    February 13, 2017
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    Whether you view Valentine’s Day as an overrated holiday created by corporations or a day to show that special someone how much they are loved and appreciated, it’s a good time to think about the products we use to spice up our love lives. Commercials air constantly promoting sexual lubricants that are meant to enhance one’s ...
  • The National Women’s Health Network BOLDLY Supports the EACH Woman Act!
    February 6, 2017
    This week, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D- CA) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) took a BOLD action and introduced the EACH Woman Act, alongside Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and 100 other members of Congress. This bill ensures that certain barriers such as income, insurance, and residential address don’t interfere ...
  • Petition to Donald Trump: Women took action. Now it’s your turn!
    February 3, 2017
    Earlier this week, Donald Trump met with the nation’s top drug company executives. He was quoted saying, “We are going to be cutting regulations at a level nobody’s ever seen before” and in the same breath, “We are going to have tremendous protection for the people.” Many of us were left thinking, “how is cutting ...
  • A Repeal = Less coverage, at More Cost. Tell Congress to Protect our Care!
    January 30, 2017
    Republican members of Congress met in Philadelphia this week for a pep talk with their new president, and top of the agenda was their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and gut women’s access to preventive care without copay, repeal protections against gender discrimination and pre-existing conditions, eliminate Medicaid expansion for millions of low-income ...
  • We’ve never been stronger, let’s keep our momentum going!
    January 23, 2017
    I have never seen women in this country – women of all ages, races, and from all walks of life – as active, engaged, and eager to fight back for their health care as they are right now. On Saturday, January 21st, history was made by a seemingly simple act of almost three million people coming ...
  • Stand Up, Fight Back – Tell Trump Women are Watching
    January 23, 2017
    It’s official – Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States of America. Over the coming weeks, he will continue to fill dozens of federal appointments, including the head of the Food and Drug Administration. He and his transition team have already begun meeting with extreme candidates who want to gut the FDA’s ability ...