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 War was over.
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 Momnibus Act: Improving Black Maternal Health Outcomes by Increasing Doula and Midwifery AccessibilityBy: Kristen Batstone Maternal Mortality, Raising Women's Voices Deep Dive Articles
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.
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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.
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.
The Human Rights Abuses Against Black and Brown Women Occurring at ICE Detention Facilities Must StopBy: M. Isabelle Chaudry Deep Dive Articles
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...
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.