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In order to engage BIPOC in clinical trials, companies and our government both need to espouse and engage in values, ethics, and practices that protect human lives; recognize and respond to the challenges that impact participation; and earn the trust of rightfully suspicious potential trial participants.

The National Women’s Health Network is compelled to speak out about ongoing events as a long-time consumer health watchdog with a mission to serve as a trusted health information source for women in all their diversities. Because of our commitment to science and health justice, we are dismayed and angered over recent events, including the inability of top FDA and CDC officials to make decisions free from interference.   …

Women appear to be less susceptible to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. But even as women face less risk from the disease itself, they face much more risk from the social and economic devastation that the disease has wreaked, highlighting the deep inequalities in our economic, social, and health care systems.

For me, female empowerment means less about comparing myself to women in the media and more about finding inspiration in the women around me, whether that may be my peers, friends, or even national leaders. 

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Good information isn't always enough to overcome bad systems.

Writing for Jezebel last year, Dr. Meera Shah described just a few of the many reasons why pregnant people might prefer self-managed (or self-induced) abortion to an abortion performed in a clinic.

Good News Can Be Hard to Find

By: Sarah Christopherson , Deep Dive Articles

How you can fight the spread of rightwing propaganda and misinformation

2018 Midterm Election Recap

By: Sarah Christopherson , Deep Dive Articles

Health care voters were the deciding factor in the elections, but our work is far from over.

What do you do when your product isn’t popular and sales have slumped? Gin up an advertising campaign to convince consumers that they absolutely have to have what you’re selling.

My peers and I have access to more information about our bodies and our health than ever before, encouraging us to take care of ourselves and make well-informed decisions.

An 83-year- old woman dies on a ventilator in the ICU. She’s been hospitalized for five of the last six months of her life. A 57-year-old woman with recurrent metastatic breast cancer develops cancer-related fluid inside her chest cavity. She...

I don’t know about you, but I very clearly remember the first time I learned about my body in grade school. It was fifth grade and all of us girls were separated from the boys and brought into a classroom...

In college, getting a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) was in vogue. It seemed like everywhere I went, women were talking about how their IUD had changed their life for the better.

What happened? What’s happening? What can we do about it?