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Tired, Afraid, and Looking For Answers – Cindy’s Menopause Story

By: Interview Granted by Cindy McKendall, NWHN Member , , ,

Cindy shares her lived experience living with perimenopause and menopause.

Much is at stake for women, children, and abortion access this budget season.


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

By: Emily Morson (MS), Neuroscientist and NWHN Contributor ,, Consumer Health Info,Deep Dive Articles,Health Info

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 ,, , , , Deep Dive Articles

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.

I lived it: Real health stories from members to inspire, educate, and activate you. Updated: Jan 4, 2023

Fake clinics outnumber real ones four to one, with dangerous consequences for women's health.

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.