Women’s health topics attract a lot of media attention — whether it’s new research about menopause, a question about the safety of breast implants or a contraceptive, or a political attack on critical women’s health services. The NWHN is a trusted source for explaining women’s perspectives on these, and many other, health developments.

Click here to view our 2019 media highlights and our 2018 media highlights.

January, 2020

  • American Thinker I The NWHN’s co-founder Phyllis Chesler is referenced and her accomplishments are summarized.
  • Medical Plastics News  I The National Women’s Health Network (NWHN), is cited as a consumer activist group that has long advocated for the greater participation of women and other key groups in clinical trials for all drugs and devices.
  • Refinery29 I The NWHN’s Founder Barbara Seaman is recognized for her work with the National Women’s Health Network, which Seaman cofounded, the effects of drugs on women are better understood and shared, and living while female is no longer considered a pathology.
  • DAGORETTI NEWS I The National Women’s Health Network is quoted about hysterectomy related stats.

February 2020

  • NBC Nightly News I The NWHN’s M. Isabelle Chaudry is featured in an NBC Nightly News clip giving a  statement in a public meeting at the FDA on testing for asbestos in talc.
  • MEAWW I The NWHN’s Sarah Christopherson is quoted in a piece about the Supreme Court case June Medical Services v. Gee: Pro-life and pro-choice supporters agree verdict will impact abortions across the US.
  • Yahoo Finance I The NWHN is cited as an organization that spoke at the FDA meeting on testing for asbestos in talc.
  • ReWire I The NWHN’s Policy Advocacy Director, Sarah Christopherson penned an OpEd in response to the LA Timesweaving narratives together to explain what’s really behind conservatives’ enthusiasm for contraception without a prescription
  • MEAWW I The NWHN’s Policy Advocacy Director, Sarah Christopherson talks about the FDA’s approval of Twirla on Valentine’s Day 2020.

March 2020

  • Yahoo News I The NWHN’s Policy Advocacy Director, Sarah Christopherson is quoted in Yahoo News about how a repeal of the ACA “would be particularly catastrophic for women.
  • Romea.ca I The NWHN is cited as having Women of All Red Nations as a part of our advisory board.
  • The Student Life I The NWHN’s statistics on the price of birth control are cited in an article about birth control costs.
  • Environmental Working Group I The NWHN is credited as a partner organization on a petition to the FDA calling on the FDA to require more stringent methods for testing for asbestos in talc.
  • Romper I The NWHN is cited giving input into 5 Female Medical Problems That Are Overlooked Or Under-Diagnosed Too Often

  • MONROE SCOOP INDUSTRY ANALYTICS AND MARKET NEWS I The National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) is quoted saying that the hysterectomy is the second most frequently performed surgical procedure in the U.S

  • ACASignups I The NWHN is listed as a cosigning organization on a letter to V.P Mike Pence, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, urging them to expand opportunities for Americans to receive health coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
  • National Coalition Against Censorship I The NWHN is listed as a cosigning organization on a letter to hold all public periods until after the COVID-19-related emergency ends.
  • Parents.com I The NWHN’s Sarah Christopherson is quoted about telework accommodations for parents during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

April 2020

  • KCRW-FM (SANTA MONICA, CA) I The NWHN’s Isabelle Chaudry is featured on the podcast Bodies to highlight the NWHN’s work on cosmetic legislation.
  • Washington Monthly I NWHN Executive Director Cynthia Pearson is quoted in an article discussing the silence of patient advocacy groups in regards to high drug prices.
  • American Lung Association I The NWHN is listed as a cosigning organization on a letter to the Trump Administration calling for further and immediate action to address the nation-wide shortage of ventilators and PPE due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Huffington Post I The NWHN #MailTheAbortionPill Campaign petition to the FDA is linked in an article about revolutionizing at-home abortion.
  • Project on Government Oversight I The NWHN is listed as a cosigning organization asking Congress to pass Inspector General Removal Protections.
  • British Medical Journal I NWHN Executive Director Cynthia Pearson is cited in an article about building an evidence base for health care without the influence of commercial organizations.
  • Consumer Affairs I An NWHN newsletter article addressing side effects of the drug Lupron is quoted in an article about the health risks Lupron poses.
  • Newsy I NWHN Executive Director Cynthia Pearson speaks on the need for the FDA to expand telemedicine abortion services.
  • One News Page I The NWHN is cited as the leading organization sending a letter to the FDA to lift restrictions on mifepristone.
  • Daily Hampshire Gazette | Columnist Carrie N. Baker ensures safe abortion access during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • The Hill | The UK allows home use of the abortion pill — the US should do the same writes NWHN Executive Director Cindy Pearson and ally Susan Wood.

May 2020

  • Insurance News Net | Reps. Kennedy & Jayapal Introduce Legislation to Guarantee Health Coverage During COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Citizen.org | Article lists the NWHN as an organization that endorses the COVID-19 Emergency Manufacturing Act.
  • Forbes | Writer references the NWHN stance on the need for abortion pills to be sent through the mail.
  • Virtual Strategy Magazine | Peer-Reviewed, Published Study Shows Antioxidant Robuvit® Boosts Physical and Mental Recovery Following Surgery
  • Ms. Magazine | Feminist Multi-Front Battle to End FDA’s Abortion Pill Restriction 
  • Well + Good | Johnson & Johnson Discontinues Talc-Based Baby Powders in the U.S. and Canada
  • National Health Law Program | California v. Texas: The ACA Litigation Saga Continues 

June 2020

  • Cole Reports | The article states that, according to the NWHN, hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure for women of reproductive age.
  • Daily Hampshire Gazette | Ensuring safe abortion access during COVID-19
  • Ms. Magazine | Lies and Hypocrisy: Anti-Abortion Arguments to Restrict the Abortion Pill
  • WIRED | The author mentions that the NWHN has called on the FDA to require drugmakers to include enough women in their trials.
  • NewKerala.com | The article states that, according to the NWHN, hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure for women of reproductive age.
  • 3wMarketNewsReports | The article states that, according to the NWHN, hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure for women of reproductive age.
  • Medium | The article uses the NWHN as a source when discussing the racism associated with Medicaid.
  • nutraceuticals NOW | The article states that, according to the NWHN, hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure for women of reproductive age.
  • Democracy Now | NWHN Senior Policy Manager M. Isabelle Chaudry interviewed on the danger of Johnson & Johnson talc products and the recent legal victory. Chaudry states that “the company must ban the products globally and do more to address the harm it has caused, particularly to communities of color…“They have a history of engaging in racist practices,”.
  • Your Call Public Radio | NWHN Senior Policy Manager M. Isabelle Chaudry interviewed on the danger Johnson & Johnson talc products and the recent legal victory. Chaudry references the harm caused by J&J talc products on women’s health,

July 2020

  • 3wMarketNewsReports | The article states that, according to the NWHN, hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure for women of reproductive age.
  • Daily Caller News Foundation | The article states that the NWHN referred DCNF to previously issued statements on Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court.
  • 3wMarketNewsReports | The article states that, according to the NWHN, hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure for women of reproductive age.
  • Vitamin Retailer | The article states that, according to the NWHN, hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure for women of reproductive age.
  • Columbia Tribune | NWHN Senior Policy Manager, M. Isabelle Chaudry, Esq., authored an article on the danger of Johnson & Johnson talc products and the recent legal victory.
  • Asbestos.com | NWHN Senior Policy Manager, M. Isabelle Chaudry, Esq., was quoted in an article regarding the dangers of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder.
  • Owned | The article states that, according to the NWHN, hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure for women of reproductive age.
  • Reason.com | The article states that the NWHN is one group pushing the FDA to revise its rules so that people seeing abortion care can see doctors via telemedical appointments and then receive their pills in the mail.
  • Public Citizen |  The NWHN is listed as an organization asking for Trump and Pence to step aside and hand authority of the federal response to the pandemic to public health and medical experts.
  • Center for American Progress | The NWHN’s Fibroids fact sheet is used as a source in an article about equitable treatments for women both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Tulsa World | An article discusses the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on birth control coverage. The article discusses the price range of birth control methods and uses the NWHN as a source.
  • 3rd Market Reports and Analytics | The article states that, according to the NWHN, hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure for women of reproductive age.
  • Rewire News | The NWHN’s Cindy Pearson is quoted in an article about medication abortion and the FDA’s political restrictions.
  • Daily Research Chronicles | The NWHN is cited as a source in an article about the uterine fibroid treatment market.
  • Mel Magazine | In an article about telehealth for abortion care, the NWHN is referenced as the source of funding for Plan C, a website with resources on mifepristone and misoprostol.

August 2020

  • Ms. Magazine | The NWHN is cited as an organization that has signed an amicus brief in the Chelsea Becker case. Chelsea Becker is currently in prison being charged for murder due to a stillbirth, based on “suspicions” that she had used methamphetamine while pregnant.
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine | The NWHN is used as a source in a fact sheet about birth control, STIs, and condoms.
  • Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator | The NWHN is listed as an organization that endorses the Healthy Maternal and Obstetric Medicine (Healthy MOM) Act.
  • The Washington Post | The NWHN’s Policy Advocacy Director, Sarah Christopherson, is quoted in an article about improving resources for parents who are formula feeding their infants.
  • Women’s e-News | Cindy Pearson, the NWHN’s Executive Director, is quoted in an article about reproductive rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Daily Chronicle | The article states that, according to the NWHN, hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure for women of reproductive age.

September 2020

  • The New Civil Rights Movement | The NWHN is mentioned in an article about calls for HHS spokesman Caputo to be fired or to resign.
  • Health | NWHN Policy Advocacy Director, Sarah Christopherson, is quoted in an article about forced sterilization in an ICE facility. In her view, “These unnecessary medical procedures seem clearly designed to rob these women of their ability to get pregnant and have children.”
  • The Regulatory Review | The article states that “[r]eproductive health groups are also pressuring the government to remove the REMS restriction on the abortion pill. The National Women’s Health Network, for example, created a petition and social media campaign with the slogan, “Get the pill where you take the pill—at home!”
  • HuffPost | NWHN’s Executive Director, Cindy Pearson, is interviewed about the history of mifepristone’s approval in 1990, and the role that the NWHN played in that process.
  • WSAV.com | An article states that, according to the NWHN, ovarian cancer is the fifth-leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S., and its rates of occurrence are highest in women between 55 to 64 years old.
  • Cosmopolitan | NWHN Policy Advocacy Director, Sarah Christopherson, is quoted in an article describing the ways that abortion has been inaccessible for decades, despite the Roe v. Wade decision.
  • Cure.com | Article states that, according to the National Women’s Health Network, the clinical trials for Addyi and Vyleesi included mostly white women, and the medications were effective only for a relatively small number of women — between 8% and 13% respectively.
  • Cheapism.com | An article about mitigating breast cancer cites the NWHN in stating that “the combination of estrogen plus progestin as menopausal hormone therapy increases the risk of breast cancer,”. 

October 2020

  • Prevention.com | NWHN Executive Director, Cindy Pearson, is quoted: “I say it all the time now: ‘Vote health care, vote health care, vote health care,’”
  • Medium | NWHN’s Senior Policy Manager, M. Isabelle Chaudry, wrote an op-ed on Johnson & Johnson’s dangerous talc products with Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi.
  • New Brunswick Today | NWHN’s Senior Policy Manager, M. Isabelle Chaudry, is quoted in an article about Johnson & Johnson’s toxic personal care products. Chaudry calls out the racism and hypocrisy of the company, stating “If ‘racism in any form is unacceptable’ and ‘Black lives matter,’ as its CEO Alex Gorsky states, then J&J must address its own racist practices,” and discontinue producing and selling this product globally,”.
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration | The NWHN’s Policy Advocacy Director, Sarah Christopherson, delivers testimony at a public meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. Christopherson emphasizes the importance of including women, people of color, and older adults in clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • ABC7 | The NWHN’s Policy Advocacy Director, Sarah Christopherson, is quoted: “It was really fantastic to hear the really honest, down to earth discussion that if we don’t restore public confidence in this, then all these people have told us they’re not going to take this vaccine,” in reference to a public meeting at the FDA about COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Insurancenews.net | The NWHN’s statement on Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is published.

November 2020

  • Howard Newsroom | Senior Policy Manager, M. Isabelle Chaudry, is referenced in an article about Howard University’s  Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership, launching soon. Chaudry believes that this center will have a profound impact on the next generation of women studying at Howard.
  • Philanthropy Women | Senior Policy Manager, M. Isabelle Chaudry, is referenced in an article about Howard University’s  Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership, launching soon. Chaudry believes that this center will have a profound impact on the next generation of women studying at Howard.
  • Women’s eNews | One of the NWHN’s founders, Phyllis Chesler, is cited in an article about abortion bans in Poland.
  • Ms. Magazine | The article states that the coordinated 80 women’s health organizations to write a letter to Hahn demanding that the FDA remove the REMS restriction on mifepristone and requesting a meeting with Stephen Hahn, FDA Commissioner. The article also states that the NWHN also has a social media campaign called “Get the Pill Where You Take It—At Home!” with the hashtag #FreeTheAbortionPill, a video, a petition and digital billboards in New York state.