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As a Breast Cancer Survivor, I’ve Seen Firsthand How Early Detection and Clinical Trial Initiatives Save Lives

By: Denise Hyater-Lindenmuth, Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network , , , ,

For press inquiries about this op-ed, contact Director of Communications Adele Costa at [email protected] or by phone at 631 – 538 – 6348.

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

By: Emily Morson (MS), Neuroscientist and NWHN Contributor , , ,

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 , , , ,

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.

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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...

Male contraceptives are of growing interest to researchers and the population. Read on for surprising new developments in male contraceptives. Updated: Aug 24, 2022

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...

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.

COVID-19 Myths Debunked

By: Kristen Batstone Deep Dive Articles,Health Info

As the pandemic persists, information on COVID-19 continues to evolve. The purpose of this article is to debunk popular COVID-19 myths, using accurate information rooted in science and backed by evidence.

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.

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.