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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.

‌Asbestos-contaminated‌ ‌talc‌ ‌in‌ ‌household‌ ‌products‌ ‌continues‌ ‌to‌ ‌sicken‌ ‌and‌ ‌kill‌ ‌innocent‌ ‌consumers‌ ‌who‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌know‌ ‌the‌ ‌cancer-causing‌ ‌danger‌ ‌lurking‌ ‌in‌ ‌their‌ ‌medicine‌ ‌cabinet.‌ ‌Most‌ ‌people‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌ know‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌talc‌ ‌found‌ ‌in‌ ‌everyday‌ ‌products‌ ‌like‌ ‌baby‌ ‌powder‌ ‌and‌ ‌makeup‌ ‌may‌ ‌be‌ ‌contaminated‌ ‌with‌ ‌asbestos,‌ ‌with‌ ‌devastating‌ ‌results.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Talc‌ ‌is‌ ‌used‌ ‌in‌…

By Gabriela Salas On September 15, 2020, a whistle-blower complaint alleged that immigrant women in a privately-run Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Ocilla, Georgia were being coerced into unnecessary hysterectomies and subjected to medical neglect. In light of this horrific news, the NWHN wanted to present a brief history of sterilization and…

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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...

We smartphone owners volunteer countless bits of information into the apps that rule our lives. Do we all carefully read the privacy policy for a new app before clicking the “agree” button? Probably not. Some information is hardly sensitive, from...

With few exceptions, current federal law does not require makers of cosmetics and other personal care products sold in the United States to get approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before their products go on the market.

Based on an informal poll of 9 staff members, 4 of us admitted to having an old bottle of unfinished opioids on the shelf at home, gathering maybe its 10th year of dust. But how could that be? Aren’t we...

The Scientific Integrity Act is revolutionary, but it’s also ridiculous that we are living in a time where it’s needed. These days, it’s necessary to legally mandate agency heads and government leaders to honor basic, accurate facts rather than ideas...

Cosmetic manufacturers have a legal responsibility for the safety and labeling of their products, but many cosmetic products marketed and sold in the U.S contain toxic chemicals. These unsafe, unregulated products pose unique risks to Black women.

Our experiences and research tell us that the urgent message is that life-saving transgender health care needs to be available to more transgender people.

Anti-abortion zealots have sought to criminalize miscarriage and charge women for “endangering” their pregnancies. Here's what you need to know.

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