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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…

Washington, D.C. – Over the last week, we’ve had little chance to mourn the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a long-time champion of women’s health, or to celebrate her life. Instead, we’ve been fighting to protect her legacy – and our rights – from a raw power grab. Even before Donald Trump’s announcement today, Senate…

Breonna Taylor was asleep in her apartment on March 13. In the middle of the night, she was shot six times and killed by Louisville police officers recklessly executing a warrant with incorrect information. The Kentucky Attorney General announced on September 23 that no charges would be brought against the officers whose bullets killed Breonna…

In brazen disregard of their own stated principles, Senate Republicans are ramming through an illegitimate Court nomination with the election on the line.

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

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is another name for “chronic oligoanovulation”—irregular or absent ovulation resulting in  irregular or absent menstruation. PCOS may be associated with ovaries that have multiple cysts; hyperandrogenism (increased DHEA and/or testosterone); excessive facial or body hair (hirsuitism);...

The public pays for more than half of the FDA's budget each year, which entitles us to have a say in the agency’s operations. Late last year, we gave your predecessor, Scott Gottlieb, a report card on his first year...

Earlier in March, the FDA sent warning letters to two breast implant manufacturers, Mentor and Sientra, citing their failure to conduct safety studies after approval. In Australia and France, authorities have been pulling textured implants off the market due to...

Pseudoscience attacks by anti-abortion and anti-vaccine proponents aren’t convincing unless they’re embellished with lies.

Why is getting covered through Medicaid so much harder than Medicare? There are lots of superficial answers but, at heart, the answer is "racism."

Taken from the March/April 2019 issue of The Women’s Health Activist Newsletter. Last November, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee voted overwhelmingly in favor of brexanolone, a first-of-its-kind treatment for postpartum depression (PPD).[1] [2] We...

Advocating for yourself in the provider’s office is a crucial part of ensuring that you get the best contraception care for you. Here are a few tips and strategies.

Many women may be surprised to discover that what they know about Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) treatment and what, previously, seemed to serve them well is being questioned and may no longer be recommended.

Taking on Gender Bias in Clinical Trials

By: Caitlin Hoff ,, Deep Dive Articles

We have made progress as a country, but there is still work to be done. Clinical trials need to broaden their subject base and do a better job of representing all affected parties for the sake of equality and the...