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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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Women’s experiences with PD differ from men’s and may include more non-motor symptoms. Women are more likely to be single or widowed, while men are more likely to rely on a spouse as their primary caregiver. Women can face longer...

The Trump-Pence administration finalized its changes to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which have far-reaching and negative implications for transgender and/or gender non-conforming people.

Long-standing systemic inequalities including racism and inadequate access to care have led to unconscionable health disparities during the pandemic.

Patients are turning to telehealth appointments and online pharmacies for routine medical care during the COVID-19 outbreak without having to leave their homes. But for most pregnant people seeking safe and effective abortion pills, the FDA has created a Byzantine...

The NWHN is calling on the FDA to lift politically motivated, medically unnecessary restrictions on the abortion pill right now and let pregnant people receive the abortion pill through the mail so that they can get the pill where they...

Pregnancy in a pandemic. These are words I never thought I’d use. But here I am, halfway through my pregnancy trying to navigate a global public health crisis. While every pregnancy poses its own challenges, mine has highlighted the ways...

The FDA says pregnant people can meet with their doctors remotely and have their abortion at home — but first, they must travel during a global pandemic just to pick up their pills.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact everyone, it is imperative that consumer make safe choices with regard to the personal care and beauty products they use. The virus can be deadly, especially for those with suppressed immune systems.

As the United States nears the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is natural to hope for treatments that can save lives. But when experimental drugs are promoted by a president who has consistently eschewed and misrepresented science, consumers and...

As COVID-19 spreads around the globe, one trend is increasingly clear: the disparity in how COVID-19 affects men versus women.