• Love = Respect, Not Violence!
    February 4, 2016
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    1 in 3 girls in the United States is a victim of abuse from a dating partner. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and our goal is to raise awareness so young girls, who experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence, can be in happy and healthy relationships. When you think of abuse, what ...
  • When a Vagina Just Isn’t a Belly Button
    January 5, 2016
    Yesterday’s announcement that the FDA is requiring clinical trials of vaginal mesh used for pelvic organ prolapse is good news for women!  Until yesterday, women who were told by their physicians that their condition should be treated by implanting surgical mesh into the vagina had no reliable information about the risk of this procedure, because ...
  • Help End Violence Against Women with HIV!
    October 23, 2015
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    The National Women’s Health Network is proud to stand with the Positive Women’s Network USA (PWN-USA) on its second annual National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV.  As an issue that greatly affects women’s health as well as reproductive rights, we are deeply committed to the cause and dedicated to ...
  • Hyde at 39…Why aren’t we celebrating?
    September 30, 2015
    Anniversaries are usually quite a happy occasion, often celebrated with parties or gift giving or gatherings with friends.  However, the anniversary occurring today on September 30th is not one to be celebrated but, rather, an anniversary in which we are reminded that we still have a long way to go in the fight for reproductive ...
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: The Silent Killer Among Us!
    September 22, 2015
    Everyone knows that the color teal is absolutely beautiful. Okay, I may be a little bit biased. After all, teal just so happens to be my favorite color. If I hadn’t told you, chances are that if you visited my apartment and were faced with the teal curtains, the teal bedding, even the teal Keurig ...
  • Read Our Blog Today!
    August 25, 2015
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    We just transformed our website and we did it with our members in mind. We want individuals that come to our website to become more engaged with our work.   You might have stopped by our website a time or two, found what you needed and moved on to another website – paying no attention to ...
  • Flibanserin Approved… Women’s Health and Safety Ignored!
    August 19, 2015
    I’m disappointed and you should be too. Today, the Food & Drug Administration announced the approval of flibanserin, a proposed treatment for “hypoactive sexual desire disorder” in women. Since its founding, the National Women’s Health Network has ensured that the voices of women consumers are heard and respected. Today, clever marketing trumped decades worth of ...
  • 10 Angry Men
    August 17, 2015
    There were many statements in the first GOP Debate that were false, crass, and indicative of the GOP presidential hopefuls’ ignorance of the needs of large factions of the American public.I paid particular attention to what the cream of crop of the GOP had to say about my uterus. Marco Rubio emphasized that despite prior legislation ...
  • Trans Fat: A Bittersweet Enemy
    July 20, 2015
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    It’s no secret that Americans have a reputation for indulging in sugary and fatty foods. At our local county fairs, we are able to find anything and everything deep fried. We are taught that it’s okay to satisfy these cravings every now and then; however, even the smallest amounts of some of our favorite foods ...
  • Sex Toys: The Monster in Your Bed
    July 7, 2015
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    In 2007, in Lubbock, Texas, a sting operation in a lingerie shop resulted in the arrest of the clerk on duty. The employee was threatened with registration as a sex offender. Why? Because the adult store’s possession of six or more “obscene devices” violated Texas Penal Code. Apparently, the sex toys gathered as evidence from ...