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 2018 media highlights.

Highlights – 2019

MedTech Dive

February 2019 | “We still don’t know how to tell women how likely a devastating outcome will be. Nothing that happened today gets us closer to that.” Executive Director Cindy Pearson on the Feb. 2019 FDA transvaginal mesh meeting.

Medical News Today

February 2019 | Recent guidelines from the National Women’s Health Network indicate that it is just fine to suppress menstruation through birth control pills, and most gynecologists agree that this approach is typically safe.

Jewish Women’s Archive

February 2019 | An exploration of the history of Jewish women’s involvement in the women’s health movement, including four of the five founders of the National Women’s Health Network that were Jewish. 

Los Angeles Times

February 2019 | Executive Director Cindy Pearson’s comments to the editor on an opinion piece about Hormone Replacement Therapy.


February 2019 | Information from the NWHN on the out-of-pocket cost of birth control without insurance. 

The New York Times

February 2019 | LARC insertions rose after the 2016 presidential election amid fears of insurance coverage for contraception.

LION Online 

January 2019 | Communications Director Evita Almassi discussing the NWHN’s position on Crisis Pregnancy Centers: “the counselors aren’t medical providers and they aren’t required to give out medically accurate information.” 


January 2019 | Cosigned letter to Congress expressing concerns that provisions in NAFTA 2.0 (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) undermine efforts to expand access to affordable medicines.

Psychology Today

January 2019 | In 1970 women were in Congress not as elected officials but as protesters speaking out against dangerous side effects of the birth control pill. Psychology Today looks back at National Women’s Health Network founder Alice Wolfson’s activism in Congress.

New York Times

January 2019 | This opinion piece on the dangers of using LARCs as a solution to poverty references the NWHN and Sister Song’s Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Statement of Principles.