Wash Your Hands! and Other Tips for the Coronavirus

You’ve read about the novel coronavirus in the news but what is it and what can you do to stay healthy and safe?   March 4, 2020 By Mara Lurie and Sarah Christopherson Editor’s note: we have updated the section on facemask usage in response to evolving recommendations from public health experts.   Background Coronaviruses … Continued

Conservative Courts Are Coming for Our Health Care: How We Fight Back

Partially cross-posted from our joint Raising Women’s Voices campaign This week we’re celebrating the 47th anniversary of Roe v Wade, one of the most significant advancements in women’s health, economic well-being, and individual autonomy in the last fifty years. As we’re highlighting the big gains we’ve made under Roe—and reflecting on the areas where its promise … Continued

FDA Meeting – Agile transdermal contraceptive patch AG200-15

Testimony Delivered at the Meeting of the FDA Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee October 30, 2019 [Docket No. FDA-2019-N-3722] Thank you for the opportunity to speak on the Agile transdermal contraceptive patch AG200-15. Being able to space, plan, and prevent pregnancy is vital to women’s health. We appreciate the agency’s interest in fostering … Continued

NWHN in Action- November/December 2019

Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) Having failed to “defund Planned Parenthood” through their ACA repeal bills in 2017, the Trump-Pence administration has settled on the next best thing: driving Planned Parenthood—and numerous independent clinics—from the federal Title X family planning program. Title X helps low-income people access reproductive health care. First proposed in 2018, the devastating … Continued

FDA Comments – Draft Guidance for Hormonal Contraceptive Products

September 10, 2019 FDA-2019-D-2153-0002] The Honorable Norman E. Sharpless, M.D. Acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs Food and Drug Administration Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305) 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061  Rockville, MD 20852 Submitted electronically Dear Dr. Sharpless:  Thank you for the opportunity to comment on recently released guidance for safe and effective hormonal contraception. … Continued

RWV: Take Action: Congress Can Save Title X

Cross-posted from our joint Raising Women’s Voices campaign Trump Rules Force Clinics to Scramble to Protect Patients On Monday, reproductive health clinics across the nation withdrew from the federal Title X program rather than submit plans for complying with the Trump administration’s radical new “gag” rule. Planned Parenthood, the largest Title X grantee serving roughly 40% … Continued

What to Expect When You Stop Expecting: Demystifying Miscarriage and Medication Abortion 

In response to the confirmation of two hard-right Supreme Court justices and an increasingly hostile judiciary that threatens women’s access to clinic-based abortion, the NWHN has been working hard to demystify medication abortion for the public and push back against medically unnecessary restrictions imposed by states and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We want … Continued

NWHN in Action – May/June 2019

Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) In 2017, congressional Republicans tried and failed to repeal the ACA and gut Medicaid legislatively. In 2018 and 2019, the Trump-Pence administration picked up where Congress left off, unleashing a barrage of regulatory attacks on public health programs. The executive branch has doubled down on earlier efforts to undermine contraceptive coverage … Continued