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Medical aid in dying is a safe and trusted practice. Laws such as EOLOA are an important component of end-of-life care, and these carefully crafted processes can have positive results.

There is a reason feminists have been declaring “the personal is political” for decades. We all go through peaks and dips in our feminist convictions as our experiences and exposures grow. Some days you might not think about being a feminist at all, while other days it might course through you with exhilaration, frustration, or maybe exhaustion.

Taken from the January/February 2017 issue of the Women’s Health Activist Newsletter. The day after the election the reporter wanted to know: should women be worried? Yes. President-elect Trump enters office having boasted about using his wealth and power to sexually assault women without consequence, and has responded to allegations of assault and rape with…

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An interview with long-time NWHN board member Dr. Helen Rodriguez-Trias, M.D. on her work fighting against sterilization abuse.

Instead of providing women with access to alternative forms of safe, legal, and reversible contraception, U.S. policy promoted the use of permanent sterilization. By 1968, women of childbearing age in Puerto Rico were more than ten times more likely to...