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As a Breast Cancer Survivor, I’ve Seen Firsthand How Early Detection and Clinical Trial Initiatives Save Lives

By: Denise Hyater-Lindenmuth, Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network , , , ,

For press inquiries about this op-ed, contact Director of Communications Adele Costa at or by phone at 631 – 538 – 6348.

The Women Who Paved the Way for Informed Consent Laws in the U.S.

By: Emily Morson (MS), Neuroscientist and NWHN Contributor , , ,

What do operations on the wrong ear, unauthorized removals of foot bones, and forced hysterectomies from 100 years ago have to do with informed consent today? Keep reading to find out.

My Reduction Saved My Son’s Life: Katelyn’s Story

By: Katelyn P., NWHN Member , , , ,

After the fall of Roe, we came across a public Facebook post of a woman who, in order to save one twin, had to terminate the other in utero. This is her story, told in her words.

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The Intersection between Environmental Justice and Women’s Health Updated: Apr 20, 2022

In honor of Women’s History Month, our team at the National Women’s Health Network dug deep into the archives to bring you the lives of five lesser-known historical women in medicine. Read on to learn all about them and their...

Read on for an exclusive look inside the Montrose Center in Houston, Texas.

What happened, what the NWHN is doing about it, and how you can help.

In the last five years, the LGBTQ+ community has endured countless attacks from Republican lawmakers and the Trump Administration - who prioritized religious freedoms over human rights. During his first six months in office, President Biden has spent most of...

The NWHN applauds President Biden for excluding the Hyde Amendment from his budget proposal. But we must stay vigilant. The Weldon Amendment and the Helms Amendment pose similar dangers to abortion access.

On June 19th, 1865, enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas gathered at the Ashton Villa to learn their fate. Union General Gordon and over 2,000 federal troops had just occupied the territory, and there were rumors surging that the Civil...

Male contraceptives are of growing interest to researchers and the population. Read on for surprising new developments in male contraceptives. Updated: Aug 24, 2022

The NWHN is closely following the emerging information on the safety of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine. An unusual type of blood clot has been reported to occur in six women after they received the J&J vaccine. One woman died and...

The United States has a penchant for being different even when different isn’t necessarily better. Though midwives are widely recognized around the world as the primary source of maternal health care, they only account for 8% of U.S. birth workers.