Reproductive Health

Contraception Self-Advocacy

By NWHN Staff | Mar 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Contraception Self-Advocacy

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.

Crossing the Intersection of Immigration and Reproductive Justice

By NWHN Staff | May 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Crossing the Intersection of Immigration and Reproductive Justice

When we think of reproductive justice, our minds tend to gravitate towards subjects like abortion rights, maternal health, and access to birth control.

Taking a Principled Approach to the Provision of LARCs

By Cindy Pearson | Dec 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Taking a Principled Approach to the Provision of LARCs

There has been increased attention and funding in recent years for long-acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARCs). While LARCs are part of a well-balanced mix of contraceptive options, there are concerning practices when it comes to who is targeted for long-acting methods and the way in which counseling is provided.

NWHN Wishes You a Happy Women’s History Month!

By NWHN Staff | Mar 22, 2016 | Comments Off on NWHN Wishes You a Happy Women’s History Month!

“Who runs the world?” If you said anything other than “Girls!” go step outside and bring yourself up to speed, my dear Cro-Magnon. Once you’ve caught up, feel free to cheer loudly and join us in the 21st century as we celebrate Women’s History Month.

Environmental Toxins Threaten Reproductive Health and Justice

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Environmental Toxins Threaten Reproductive Health and Justice

Amidst the hard-fought battles to protect and expand access to basic reproductive health care, including abortion care and contraception, we don’t often stop to connect the dots between reproductive health and environmental health. This is due partly to the siloed nature of our two movements, and to the historically defensive nature of work to protect environmental and reproductive health and rights.

Women Taking Abortion Pills on Their Own

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Women Taking Abortion Pills on Their Own

When a woman in Idaho, who had taken drugs that she ordered over the Internet to end her unintended pregnancy, told a friend about what she experienced, she ended up under arrest, charged with a felony for having an illegal abortion.

U.S. Foreign Policy Obstructs Efforts to Make Abortion Safe

By NWHN Staff | Sep 1, 2013 | Comments Off on U.S. Foreign Policy Obstructs Efforts to Make Abortion Safe

This year there have been unprecedented attacks on abortion access in the states. Despite substantial public outcry, targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) laws have passed in Texas — after the famous, 13-hour filibuster by State Senator Wendy Davis — and Ohio.