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While I can’t say what’s going to happen next, I can say with certainty that the coming election is a matter of literal life and death.

COVID-19: Evaluating New Vaccines

By: NWHN Staff

By Cynthia Pearson The NWHN is far from alone in embracing efforts to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, which is critical to being able to return to something even resembling a normal life. We are, however, disappointed that full disclosure of all of the important data isn’t happening as yet—and that, in some circumstances, federal…

By Zoe Lee-Chiong Women should be able to choose how to deliver their children, with only limited exceptions. Unfortunately, American hospitals often restrict pregnant women from having a vaginal delivery, with harmful consequences.  Take the case of Rinant Dray, who arrived at Staten Island University Hospital in 2011 pregnant with her third child. Although her…

Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is the appalling culmination of a rushed and illegitimate process that raised serious questions about her independence, transparency, and honesty while confirming her reactionary views on race, gender, health, science, and authoritarianism.  During her time on the bench, Barrett has proven herself to be an extremist out…

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For the past five years, U.S. residents have listed the accessibility and affordability of health care as their top concern, according to Gallup. Going back further, they’ve reported “personally worrying a great deal” about health care since 2001. Voter concerns...

The opioid crisis is big news these days, and with good reason. In 2017 alone, there were 70,237 drug overdose deaths, two-thirds of which involved opioids.i Accidental drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the U.S. among people under age 50.ii 

In June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved bremelanotide (brand name Vyleesi) to treat a lack of sexual desire in premenopausal women.1 The NWHN advocated against the drug’s approval, and spoke in opposition when the approval announcement was made. Here’s why.  

The History Behind Your Birth Control 

By: Gabriela Salas ,, Deep Dive Articles

Today we’re saying #ThxBirthControl to celebrate the ways that birth control gives people the power to plan, space, and prevent pregnancy, empowering them to determine their own reproductive futures. Recognizing the importance of affordable, safe, and effective contraception in women’s...

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

Urinary incontinence (UI) is finally something women can talk about—and do something about.  A new comprehensive study and a national meeting of UI researchers and other experts demonstrate widespread agreement that Kegel exercises and bladder training can improve UI symptoms...

Did my adolescent personal care practices affect my reproductive health? Harsh realities still exist in today’s highly unregulated beauty industry.

Last month, the Trump administration finalized a radical new rule as part of their larger attack on immigrant communities. Known as the “public charge” rule, it’s a particularly cruel and short-sighted example of the administration’s on-going attempt to limit immigration...

GOP states are rushing to add cumbersome new requirements that will force workers to lose coverage.

It’s called FEMM and you don’t want it anywhere near your personal life.