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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 this abuse. But the U.S. has never signed.

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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.

By Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ PCORI Engagement Award supports the creation of a national, prioritized women and Parkinson’s research and care agenda. As an audiologist, Sharon Krischer used her skills to help others improve their hearing. But, for a long...

COVID-19: Evaluating New Vaccines

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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. ...

By Kim Callinan, MPP As Baby Boomers age, more and more people are having to navigate the onset of a serious health diagnosis, or plan for the inevitable end for themselves or a loved one. COVID-19 is highlighting the negative...

Report documenting the impact of “endocrine-disrupting‌ ‌chemicals”‌ and other toxins on the hormones‌ ‌that play‌ ‌important‌ ‌roles‌ ‌in‌ ‌every‌ ‌stage‌ ‌of‌ ‌women’s‌ ‌lives.

Amy Coney Barrett may be smarter and smoother than the president who nominated her but she is every bit as Trumpy. Here's how we can stop her.