Non-Hormonal Alternatives For Menopausal Symptoms

  The much-belated Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS) data have patently discredited two popular post-Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) theories (the “timing hypothesis” and the “bioidentical Hormone Therapy is better than synthetic Hormone Therapy” argument). As a result, menopausal women suffering from hot flashes and night sweats now have an even greater impetus to find … Continued

NWHN in Action – January/February 2014

Thanks to our members’ generous support, the NWHN is able to work on all fronts — advocating, collaborating, and educating in order to advance women’s health. Here are some highlights of our work in the last few months: Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need What can more than 30 women from all … Continued

Public Health or Private Profit?

What the heck is an estrogen-promotion article doing in the American Journal of Public Health?  That’s what I asked myself a few weeks ago when the “The Mortality Toll of Estrogen Avoidance” was published in the influential periodical produced by the American Public Health Association (APHA).1 I’m always upset when I see yet another article promoting … Continued

Challenging Unproven Medicine and Saving Lives

When the U.S. government invests more than $600 million in the largest study of older women ever conducted… And, the study yields such definitive results that the scientists providing ethical oversight for the research decide that it should be halted years early because the questions it was designed to answer have been clearly and solidly … Continued

The Network Recognized by the National Breast Cancer Coalition

We are thrilled that the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) recently honored the Network with its Grassroots Activism Award for our success in reducing the incidence of breast cancer! The Network’s longtime advocacy — including our members’ and supporters’ activism —challenged the widespread use of hormone therapy and led to this important accomplishment. Presenting the award, … Continued


Efforts to de-fund abortion services get a lot of attention, but very little comprehensive research has been conducted on the 10.2% of abortions that occur after the first trimester.  A new study is the first to analyze demographic information of women having abortions after 13 weeks. The study found that women seeking abortion services after … Continued

From Pain to Wisdom: What I Learned from My Endometriosis

I doubled over and groaned as the stabbing sensation worsened in my abdomen. I was in the middle of a math test my sophomore year of high school, but the Pythagorean Theorem was the last thing on my mind. I was imagining punching my doctor in the face for telling me to simply take more … Continued