Highlights – 2016
December 2016 | Article promotes the NWHN as a group to support in 2017 for the protection of women’s rights.
December 2016 | The article discusses how anti-abortionists are advocating that doctors give patients misinformation, the latest being abortion reversal, which is an unproven procedure. Cindy Pearson adds to this saying, “The one place they do it is women’s reproductive rights.”
New York Times
October 2016 | Cindy Pearson was quoted in an article that touches on the sexism of hormonal birth control being deemed unfit for men because of the side effects while women have been forced to take the pill in various circumstances. Cindy expresses the importance of informing women so that they can make the best decision for themselves.
October 2016 | The National Women’s Health Network was mentioned in this article for providing techniques to relieve hot flashes.
October 2016 | Cindy Pearson was quoted saying,“When Mr. Trump himself is at the center of a storm around his admitted words [about women] and the accounts of his behavior, it is political, whether the organizations like it or not,” when addressing criticism of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for its continued association with Trump.
October 2016 | Cindy Pearson was quoted saying,“When Mr. Trump himself is at the center of a storm around his admitted words [about women] and the accounts of his behavior, it is political, whether the organizations like it or not,” to answer the question of whether women’s health groups should sever ties with Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club or not.
October 2016 | Cindy Pearson was quoted saying, “Women have been helped tremendously by tips from each other on how to get help with cancer treatment, and stories of what it was like for them when they had to get chemo, or take hormone drugs or get a mastectomy is wonderful information to get from peers,” when asked how social media can benefit women’s health.
September 2016 | NWHN’s report card on Addyi was mentioned; which cited some of the health concerns associated with taking this drug.
September 2016 | NWHN and other watchdog groups were mentioned arguing that the approval of Addyi should have been based on science, not politics.
August 2016 | NWHN’s report card on Addyi was mentioned for assessing its first-year performance.
August 2016 | After it’s one year approval, Addyi has, so far, been a flop. Cindy Pearson was quoted saying “It’s true that not many women are using the drug now, but once advertising starts, we can expect more women to see the messaging and become interested in the product. And that means more women are likely to be exposed to the risks.” Article in response to NWHN’s report card, “Addyi One Year Later: What’s the Score?”
August 2016 | NWHN was mentioned alongside other national women’s health and reproductive justice organizations for being a strong opponent of AB 2531.
August 2016 | Cindy Pearson was quoted saying, “We don’t want women to get care or procedures they don’t need. But we have generations of women who were taught to get their annual Pap smear and pelvic exam. Now that we’re sliding away from that, will women’s health suffer?” This quote was pulled from the article “Rethinking the detested pelvic exam.”
May 2016 | Cindy Pearson was quoted saying “In most cases, both men, women, and parents of children can and should advocate for a trained professional to slow down, listen and take another look.” This quote was in response to skin cancer symptoms being overlooked by health care professionals.
April 2016 | Reports on NWHN’s Menstrual Suppression fact sheet in their article “Can You Make Your Period Stop Once It Begins.”
March 2016 | The NWHN acknowledges that the label changes made to Mifeprex by the FDA will make medical abortion possible with fewer visits to a clinic.
March 2016 | The NWHN’s Christina Cherel is pictured outside with one of the “The 11 Best Signs From The Supreme Court Protest For Birth Control” supporting the HHS mandate in the Zubik v. Burwell case.
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