Health Facts: Abortion with Pills and Spontaneous Miscarriage

In the United States, pregnant people are often discouraged from revealing their pregnancies in the first trimester. Many people feel like they can only discuss their miscarriages or abortions with their closest friends or family members, creating a veil of secrecy and shame around a very normal part of human reproduction. Fake women’s health clinics (sometimes … Continued

Health Facts: Abortion with Pills

Medication abortion is the method of safely and effectively inducing a miscarriage using FDA-approved abortion pills What is medication abortion? The two most common methods of safely and effectively ending a pregnancy are in-clinic abortions and abortions with FDA-approved pills, also known as medication abortion. During an in-clinic abortion (sometimes called a “surgical abortion”), a … Continued

Policy Facts: Insurance Coverage of Abortion Care

Abortion is a safe and effective procedure that terminates a pregnancy. Abortion is recognized worldwide as a vital part of women’s health care, women’s ability to plan their families, and women’s economic empowerment. Despite being vital to health and wellbeing, insurance coverage for abortion care in the United States varies based on a woman’s income, … Continued

The National Women’s Health Network Celebrates the Introduction of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Media@nwhn.org or Cindy Pearson at 301-938-0356   (Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Health Network (“the Network”) boldly stands with All* Above All and our pro-choice Congressional champions to restore and sustain abortion coverage for low-income women. We celebrate the introduction of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) … Continued

G-Spots and Sore Spots

G Spots Women made up 54 percent of people enrolling in health insurance plans through the new Health Insurance Marketplaces by the end of 2013. That’s a total of more than 1.1 million women with new health insurance plans, nationwide. We are proud of this success, which we helped foster through the Raising Women’s Voices … Continued

Snapshots

Postpartum depression affects nearly 13 percent of new mothers and primarily occurs within the first 3 months after childbirth. A new study suggests that longer maternity leave decreases a women’s risk for postpartum depression. Researchers followed more than 800 Minnesota women during their first year postpartum. Data were gathered on the women’s depressive symptoms at … Continued

G-Spots and Sore Spots

G SPOTS In 2011, chef Michel Nischan started a non-profit called “Wholesome Wave,” that provides redeemable prescriptions for fresh food at New York City farmers’ markets. Nischan started the group to promote access to fresh food after helping his sons control their Type 2 diabetes through healthy diets. Participants get $1 a day for everyone … Continued