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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…

By Kim Callinan, MPP As Baby Boomers age, more and more people are having to navigate the onset of a serious health diagnosis, or plan for the inevitable end for themselves or a loved one. COVID-19 is highlighting the negative impact that a lack of planning can have on the dying person as well as…

Report documenting the impact of “endocrine-disrupting‌ ‌chemicals”‌ and other toxins on the hormones‌ ‌that play‌ ‌important‌ ‌roles‌ ‌in‌ ‌every‌ ‌stage‌ ‌of‌ ‌women’s‌ ‌lives.

Amy Coney Barrett may be smarter and smoother than the president who nominated her but she is every bit as Trumpy. Here’s how we can stop her.

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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.

Women Bear the Greater Burden of the Opioid Epidemic

By: Scott McDougall , Deep Dive Articles

The United States is in the grip of an opioid epidemic. It has been declared a public health emergency, and the US government is launching a campaign to raise awareness of this issue. But one thing such campaigns fail to...

Personal care products vary in many ways including who they are made for and marketed to, such as hair products. One factor, however, that isn’t highlighted enough in discussions around closing these disparities is the health outcomes related to the...

The National Women’s Health Network (The NWHN) believes that more needs to be done to protect people against unnecessary harm caused by silicone gel-filled breast implants. Implants have been on the market for more than 30 years, and during that...