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The internet is abuzz with surprising new developments in male contraceptives. First, @Venus_Skywalker went viral on Tiktok for showing off a ‘just the tip’ condom made by Charles Powell. The condom appears to be vaguely reminiscent of a menstrual pad with two adhesive flaps that attach the cap to either side of the shaft. Powell…

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 one is hospitalized in serious condition.

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.

COVID-19 Myths Debunked

By: Kristen Batstone ,

As the pandemic persists, information on COVID-19 continues to evolve. The purpose of this article is to debunk popular COVID-19 myths, using accurate information rooted in science and backed by evidence.

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Menstrual cups have a learning curve, and it takes a fair amount of work to learn not only how to best use them, but also which practices work best for one’s own unique anatomy.

NWHN members and supporters gathered online for our first ever virtual event, Raising Our Voices in a Time of Racial Injustice, Health Disparity, and COVID-19.

Race is a strong predictor for the development of cervical cancer in the U.S., and Black women, in particular, have disproportionately higher risks for developing the disease.

We're excited to make progress on COVID relief, the ACA, and more, but deeply shaken by yesterday's violent insurrection, incited by the president of the United States.

A recap of our Raising Women’s Voices work and that of our regional coordinators

For too long, Black and Brown women’s reproductive rights have been harmed by institutions and governments. The 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the world’s primary document on women’s equality, could help block...

Racist treatment of Black, Indigenous and other people of color inside the health care system won’t come to an end until the system itself changes.

Your Questions About the New COVID-19 Vaccines – Answered

By: Cindy Pearson and Sarah Christopherson ,, Deep Dive Articles

How safe are the vaccines? How effective? Were they tested in people like me? Was the approval process influenced by political pressure? Here's what we know.

The human right to wear one’s hair in its natural state is not protected for Black women and girls, a harmful reality rooted in historically racist practices of controlling Black women’s bodies.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won a historic victory. Donald Trump’s refusal to concede puts us in dangerous and unchartered territory. Now big questions remain about the peaceful transition of power, control of the U.S. Senate, and the ability of...