• Abortion Without Provider Involvement: Exercising Autonomy Beyond Partisan Politics
    The NWHN defends women’s sexual and reproductive health and autonomy against anti-choice threats that seek to undermine access to contraception and abortion care. As an organization, we place the utmost value on women having the autonomy, information, and resources necessary to make decisions that are best for them and their family—in fact, we were founded ...
  • Development Column: Take a monthly stance for women’s rights!
    Collective Champions are a special group of the Network’s most passionate and forward-thinking supporters – leaders just like you. They care deeply about investing in our work and do so by contributing each month through automatic monthly gifts. The next four years will bring an alarming number of battles over women’s rights, and no one individual ...
  • Domestic Abuse and Brain Injury in Women
    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is caused by a concussion (a blow or jolt to the head) or loss of blood and oxygen supply to the brain. TBI survivors are often told that they may have a headache and be a bit emotional for a few days. In fact, the consequences of even supposedly “mild” TBI ...
  • Fighting for Health Care, Reproductive Justice, and a Strong FDA
    The gains we’ve made are in jeopardy. In the last 6 years, over 9 million women have gotten health care coverage; nearly 30 million women now have access to contraception without co-pays; and 6 million women on Medicare have saved $11 billion on prescription drugs as the donut hole shrank. Women were protected from dangerous ...
  • Focus on the Needs of Pregnant and Nursing Women
    There is a reason feminists have been declaring “the personal is political” for decades. We all go through peaks and dips in our feminist convictions as our experiences and exposures grow. Some days you might not think about being a feminist at all, while other days it might course through you with exhilaration, frustration, or ...
  • NWHN in Action – January/February 2017
    Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) for the Health Care We Need Before the election, Executive Director Cindy Pearson presented RWV’s Medicaid waivers research brief (www.tinyurl.com/RWVresearch) and community organizing Toolkit (www.tinyurl.com/RWVtoolkit) at the American Public Health Association (APHA) conference in Denver. Now, in the face of a hostile Congress and incoming administration, the need to bolster public support ...
  • Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Right to Decide? How Women’s Health Advocates Might Shape End-of-Life Policies
    Advances in health care have made it possible to increase the quantity, if not always the quality, of many people’s lives. There is a growing right-to-die movement in the United States. I have been working on exploring whether, and how, veterans of the women’s health movement might engage with and shape the right-to-die movement. United States ...