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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.

Your Questions About the New COVID-19 Vaccines – Answered

By: Cindy Pearson and Sarah Christopherson ,

How safe are the vaccines? How effective? Were they tested in people like me? Was the approval process influenced by political pressure? Here’s what we know.

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 the next administration to meet the challenges of the moment.

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Wash Your Hands! And Other Tips for the Coronavirus

By: Mara Lurie and Sarah Christopherson , Deep Dive Articles,Women’s Health FAQs

You've read about the novel coronavirus in the news, but what is it, and what can you do to stay healthy and safe?

Why Filling out the 2020 Census is Important for Women’s Health 

By: Gabriela Salas , Deep Dive Articles

The census produces health data and informs surveys that are important to the health sector, such as detailed population demographics, social determinants of health, and the number of hospitals. The data collected from the census also help determine federal funding...

The Path Forward is a Radical One

By: Kira S. Jones ,, , Deep Dive Articles

“A leopard can’t change its spots” perfectly captures how I think about the breast cancer industry and the true nature of “pink ribbon culture.”

What is the NWHN doing to fight for women's rights? Read on to find out.

Skin lightening — also called skin whitening or skin bleaching — is the practice of using cosmetics to either reduce the appearance of age spots and/or discoloration or to change one’s natural complexion.[1] Skin lightening cosmetics include bleaching creams, soaps,...

Should we be thrilled that conservatives are embracing over-the-counter access for birth control? When something seems too good to be true, it usually is.

Applying lessons from the RJ movement to the right-to-die movement might mean understanding that “choice” at the end of life includes not only the choice to hasten death but also the choice to live and die according to one’s values...

Today, higher-tech methods have eclipsed diaphragms, but the method is being rediscovered by people who are dissatisfied by hormonal options or non-hormonal IUDs. Updated: Feb 10, 2020

Two cases offer a warning about how far health care opponents will go to warp the federal judiciary to their ends — and what we must do to fight them.

A deeper dive into a new study released by the the Journal of the American Medical Association down playing the link between genital powder use and ovarian cancer reveals how dangerously misleading its conclusions really are.