Women’s health topics attract a lot of media attention — whether it’s new research about menopause, a question about the safety of breast implants or a contraceptive, or a political attack on critical women’s health services. The NWHN is a trusted source for explaining women’s perspectives on these, and many other, health developments.

Click here to view our 2019 media highlights and our 2018 media highlights.

January, 2020

  • American Thinker I The NWHN’s co-founder Phyllis Chesler is referenced and her accomplishments are summarized.
  • Medical Plastics News  I The National Women’s Health Network (NWHN), is cited as a consumer activist group that has long advocated for the greater participation of women and other key groups in clinical trials for all drugs and devices.
  • Refinery29 I The NWHN’s Founder Barbara Seaman is recognized for her work with the National Women’s Health Network, which Seaman cofounded, the effects of drugs on women are better understood and shared, and living while female is no longer considered a pathology.
  • DAGORETTI NEWS I The National Women’s Health Network is quoted about hysterectomy related stats.

February 2020

  • NBC Nightly News I The NWHN’s M. Isabelle Chaudry is featured in an NBC Nightly News clip giving a  statement in a public meeting at the FDA on testing for asbestos in talc.
  • MEAWW I The NWHN’s Sarah Christopherson is quoted in a piece about the Supreme Court case June Medical Services v. Gee: Pro-life and pro-choice supporters agree verdict will impact abortions across the US.
  • Yahoo Finance I The NWHN is cited as an organization that spoke at the FDA meeting on testing for asbestos in talc.
  • ReWire I The NWHN’s Policy Advocacy Director, Sarah Christopherson penned an OpEd in response to the LA Timesweaving narratives together to explain what’s really behind conservatives’ enthusiasm for contraception without a prescription
  • MEAWW I The NWHN’s Policy Advocacy Director, Sarah Christopherson talks about the FDA’s approval of Twirla on Valentine’s Day 2020.

March 2020

  • Yahoo News I The NWHN’s Policy Advocacy Director, Sarah Christopherson is quoted in Yahoo News about how a repeal of the ACA “would be particularly catastrophic for women.
  • Romea.ca I The NWHN is cited as having Women of All Red Nations as a part of our advisory board.
  • The Student Life I The NWHN’s statistics on the price of birth control are cited in an article about birth control costs.
  • Environmental Working Group I The NWHN is credited as a partner organization on a petition to the FDA calling on the FDA to require more stringent methods for testing for asbestos in talc.
  • Romper I The NWHN is cited giving input into 5 Female Medical Problems That Are Overlooked Or Under-Diagnosed Too Often

  • MONROE SCOOP INDUSTRY ANALYTICS AND MARKET NEWS I The National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) is quoted saying that the hysterectomy is the second most frequently performed surgical procedure in the U.S
  • ACASignups I The NWHN is listed as a cosigning organization on a letter to V.P Mike Pence, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, urging them to expand opportunities for Americans to receive health coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
  • National Coalition Against Censorship I The NWHN is listed as a cosigning organization on a letter to hold all public periods until after the COVID-19-related emergency ends.
  • Parents.com I The NWHN’s Sarah Christopherson is quoted about telework accommodations for parents during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

April 2020

  • KCRW-FM (SANTA MONICA, CA) I The NWHN’s Isabelle Chaudry is featured on the podcast Bodies to highlight the NWHN’s work on cosmetic legislation.
  • Washington Monthly I NWHN Executive Director Cynthia Pearson is quoted in an article discussing the silence of patient advocacy groups in regards to high drug prices.
  • American Lung Association I The NWHN is listed as a cosigning organization on a letter to the Trump Administration calling for further and immediate action to address the nation-wide shortage of ventilators and PPE due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Huffington Post I The NWHN #MailTheAbortionPill Campaign petition to the FDA is linked in an article about revolutionizing at-home abortion.
  • Project on Government Oversight I The NWHN is listed as a cosigning organization asking Congress to pass Inspector General Removal Protections.
  • British Medical Journal I NWHN Executive Director Cynthia Pearson is cited in an article about building an evidence base for health care without the influence of commercial organizations.
  • Consumer Affairs I An NWHN newsletter article addressing side effects of the drug Lupron is quoted in an article about the health risks Lupron poses.
  • Newsy I NWHN Executive Director Cynthia Pearson speaks on the need for the FDA to expand telemedicine abortion services.
  • One News Page I The NWHN is cited as the leading organization sending a letter to the FDA to lift restrictions on mifepristone.
  • Daily Hampshire Gazette | Columnist Carrie N. Baker ensures safe abortion access during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • The Hill | The UK allows home use of the abortion pill — the US should do the same writes NWHN Executive Director Cindy Pearson and ally Susan Wood.

May 2020

  • Insurance News Net | Reps. Kennedy & Jayapal Introduce Legislation to Guarantee Health Coverage During COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Citizen.org | Article lists the NWHN as an organization that endorses the COVID-19 Emergency Manufacturing Act.
  • Forbes | Writer references the NWHN stance on the need for abortion pills to be sent through the mail.
  • Virtual Strategy Magazine | Peer-Reviewed, Published Study Shows Antioxidant Robuvit® Boosts Physical and Mental Recovery Following Surgery
  • Ms. Magazine | Feminist Multi-Front Battle to End FDA’s Abortion Pill Restriction 
  • Well + Good | Johnson & Johnson Discontinues Talc-Based Baby Powders in the U.S. and Canada
  • National Health Law Program | California v. Texas: The ACA Litigation Saga Continues 

June 2020

  • Cole Reports | The article states that, according to the NWHN, hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure for women of reproductive age.
  • Daily Hampshire Gazette | Ensuring safe abortion access during COVID-19
  • Ms. Magazine | Lies and Hypocrisy: Anti-Abortion Arguments to Restrict the Abortion Pill
  • WIRED | The author mentions that the NWHN has called on the FDA to require drugmakers to include enough women in their trials.
  • NewKerala.com | The article states that, according to the NWHN, hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure for women of reproductive age.
  • 3wMarketNewsReports | The article states that, according to the NWHN, hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure for women of reproductive age.
  • Medium | The article uses the NWHN as a source when discussing the racism associated with Medicaid.
  • nutraceuticals NOW | The article states that, according to the NWHN, hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure for women of reproductive age.
  • Democracy Now | NWHN Senior Policy Manager M. Isabelle Chaudry interviewed on the danger Johnson & Johnson talc products and the recent legal victory. Chaudry states that “the company must ban the products globally and do more to address the harm it has caused, particularly to communities of color…“They have a history of engaging in racist practices,”.
  • Your Call Public Radio | NWHN Senior Policy Manager M. Isabelle Chaudry interviewed on the danger Johnson & Johnson talc products and the recent legal victory. Chaudry references the harm caused by J&J talc products on women’s health,

July 2020

  • 3wMarketNewsReports | The article states that, according to the NWHN, hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure for women of reproductive age.
  • Daily Caller News Foundation | The article states that the NWHN referred DCNF to previously issued statements on Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court.