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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.

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.

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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.

By‌ ‌M.‌ ‌Isabelle‌ ‌Chaudry‌ ‌ ‌ Asbestos-contaminated‌ ‌talc‌ ‌in‌ ‌household‌ ‌products‌ ‌continues‌ ‌to‌ ‌sicken‌ ‌and‌ ‌kill‌ ‌innocent‌ ‌consumers‌ ‌who‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌know‌ ‌the‌ ‌cancer-causing‌ ‌danger‌ ‌lurking‌ ‌in‌ ‌their‌ ‌medicine‌ ‌cabinet.‌ ‌Most‌ ‌people‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌ know‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌talc‌ ‌found‌ ‌in‌ ‌everyday‌...

By Gabriela Salas On September 15, 2020, a whistle-blower complaint alleged that immigrant women in a privately-run Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Ocilla, Georgia were being coerced into unnecessary hysterectomies and subjected to medical neglect. In light...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org The following statement can be attributed to Cynthia A. Pearson, Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network. Washington, D.C. — Over the last week, we’ve had little chance to mourn the passing of Justice...

Breonna Taylor was asleep in her apartment on March 13. In the middle of the night, she was shot six times and killed by Louisville police officers recklessly executing a warrant with incorrect information. The Kentucky Attorney General announced on...

In brazen disregard of their own stated principles, Senate Republicans are ramming through an illegitimate Court nomination with the election on the line.

In order to engage BIPOC in clinical trials, companies and our government both need to espouse and engage in values, ethics, and practices that protect human lives; recognize and respond to the challenges that impact participation; and earn the trust...

The National Women’s Health Network is compelled to speak out about ongoing events as a long-time consumer health watchdog with a mission to serve as a trusted health information source for women in all their diversities. Because of our commitment to science and health justice, we are dismayed and angered over recent events,...