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While several big questions remain, we have a good sense now of the rough outline of the final package and its impact on the ACA.

It’s a new day in Washington, DC with work already underway. We can’t afford to let Senate Democrats put ‘decorum’ over democracy.

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.

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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...

While I can’t say what’s going to happen next, I can say with certainty that the coming election is a matter of literal life and death.

COVID-19: Evaluating New Vaccines

By: NWHN Staff Deep Dive Articles

By Cynthia Pearson The NWHN is far from alone in embracing efforts to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, which is critical to being able to return to something even resembling a normal life. We are, however, disappointed that full disclosure...

By Zoe Lee-Chiong Women should be able to choose how to deliver their children, with only limited exceptions. Unfortunately, American hospitals often restrict pregnant women from having a vaginal delivery, with harmful consequences.  Take the case of Rinant Dray, who...

Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is the appalling culmination of a rushed and illegitimate process that raised serious questions about her independence, transparency, and honesty while confirming her reactionary views on race, gender, health, science, and authoritarianism. ...