• RX for Change: Obfuscating Opioid Risks
    Rx 4Change: Obfuscating Opioid Risks By Adriane Fugh-Berman and Charlea Massion Back when we were in training, more than 30 years ago, opioids were considered dangerous drugs that could cause addiction and life-threatening respiratory depression. Medical students were taught that opioids were very useful for end-of-life pain (especially for cancer, which can cause excruciating pain) and that ...
  • Donor Spotlight: Collective Champion Clare Kirby
    Donor Spotlight: Collective Champion Clare Kirby Interviewed by Tiffany Reed As a Board Director, I am extremely grateful to all our generous donors—you make our work to advance and protect women’s health possible. For this issue, I wanted to interview a Collective Champion. These are donors who sign up to give steady, on-going monthly contributions via credit ...
  • Young Feminist: More than a Feeling
    Young Feminist: More than a Feeling By Kelly Cucolo Post-graduation, I thought I’d be intensely job searching and figuring out the next step in my life. Instead of going on job interviews, however, I spent my summer visiting numerous doctors’ offices. I prioritized my health after finding a lump in my breast during a self-exam. After my ...
  • The NWHN In Action
    NWHN IN ACTION Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) In May, we updated you about our bi-directional role in the national coalition that emerged late last year to protect Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As part of that role, we share national strategy, talking points, and materials with our 30 regional coordinators in 28 states, and help ...
  • Hormonal Birth Control & Blood Clot Risks
    Hormonal Birth Control & Blood Clot Risks Access to safe, effective contraception is essential to women’s lives. The NHWN believes that women must have complete information about the risks and benefits of various birth control methods so they can make an informed decision about what is best for them and their lives. Many women may be ...
  • Honoring A Commitment to Women’s Health at Tax Time
      Honoring A Commitment to Women’s Health at Tax Time In general, people with an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and certain other types of retirement plans are required by law to withdraw a minimum amount from their account starting at age 70½ (the exact amount depends upon the type of plan). Donating all or a portion of ...
  • Lying Liars and the Lies They Tell
    By Cynthia Pearson I originally intended to title this column: “Trump officials can’t disguise their anti-birth control lies by claiming to care about women’s right to know the truth about their health.” But, that’s way too long, and Al Franken’s book title is the perfect description of leading anti-family planning policymakers. Trust me, they’ve really been ...
  • Since You Asked!
    Since You Asked My mother is scheduled for a total vaginal hysterectomy for severe uterine prolapse. The doctor automatically added “auxiliaries,” indicating that he wants to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes, as well. Is that necessary? A hysterectomy is a surgery used to remove a woman’s uterus. Your mother’s doctor prescribed a radical hysterectomy, a procedure ...
  • RX for Change: Obfuscating Opioid Risks
    Rx 4Change: Obfuscating Opioid Risks By Adriane Fugh-Berman and Charlea Massion Back when we were in training, more than 30 years ago, opioids were considered dangerous drugs that could cause addiction and life-threatening respiratory depression. Medical students were taught that opioids were very useful for end-of-life pain (especially for cancer, which can cause excruciating pain) and that ...
  • Donor Spotlight: Collective Champion Clare Kirby
    Donor Spotlight: Collective Champion Clare Kirby Interviewed by Tiffany Reed As a Board Director, I am extremely grateful to all our generous donors—you make our work to advance and protect women’s health possible. For this issue, I wanted to interview a Collective Champion. These are donors who sign up to give steady, on-going monthly contributions via credit ...
  • Young Feminist: More than a Feeling
    Young Feminist: More than a Feeling By Kelly Cucolo Post-graduation, I thought I’d be intensely job searching and figuring out the next step in my life. Instead of going on job interviews, however, I spent my summer visiting numerous doctors’ offices. I prioritized my health after finding a lump in my breast during a self-exam. After my ...
  • The NWHN In Action
    NWHN IN ACTION Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) In May, we updated you about our bi-directional role in the national coalition that emerged late last year to protect Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As part of that role, we share national strategy, talking points, and materials with our 30 regional coordinators in 28 states, and help ...
  • Hormonal Birth Control & Blood Clot Risks
    Hormonal Birth Control & Blood Clot Risks Access to safe, effective contraception is essential to women’s lives. The NHWN believes that women must have complete information about the risks and benefits of various birth control methods so they can make an informed decision about what is best for them and their lives. Many women may be ...
  • Honoring A Commitment to Women’s Health at Tax Time
      Honoring A Commitment to Women’s Health at Tax Time In general, people with an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and certain other types of retirement plans are required by law to withdraw a minimum amount from their account starting at age 70½ (the exact amount depends upon the type of plan). Donating all or a portion of ...
  • Lying Liars and the Lies They Tell
    By Cynthia Pearson I originally intended to title this column: “Trump officials can’t disguise their anti-birth control lies by claiming to care about women’s right to know the truth about their health.” But, that’s way too long, and Al Franken’s book title is the perfect description of leading anti-family planning policymakers. Trust me, they’ve really been ...
  • Since You Asked!
    Since You Asked My mother is scheduled for a total vaginal hysterectomy for severe uterine prolapse. The doctor automatically added “auxiliaries,” indicating that he wants to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes, as well. Is that necessary? A hysterectomy is a surgery used to remove a woman’s uterus. Your mother’s doctor prescribed a radical hysterectomy, a procedure ...