• 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 ...
  • The Network Celebrates the 9th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards
    On October 17th, Network members and supporters gathered at the Whittemore House in Washington, DC, for the 9th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards for Activism in Women’s Health. The event celebrated the Network’s achievements and recognized the work of two remarkable women. Board member Tiffany Reed served as the event’s emcee and welcomed members from all across ...
  • Death Panel? That Would Be You!
    In 2016, California initiated the End of Life Option Act (EOLOA), becoming the 5th state to legalize medical aid in dying.1 (Colorado became the 6th later that year). California, with its 40 million citizens, may be the tipping point that catalyzes many more states to legalize this choice. The EOLOA allows a mentally capable, terminally ill Californian ...
  • 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 ...
  • What Comes Next?
    The day after the election the reporter wanted to know: should women be worried? Yes. President-elect Trump enters office having boasted about using his wealth and power to sexually assault women without consequence, and has responded to allegations of assault and rape with a promise to litigate into silence any woman stepping forward or any media outlet ...
  • What Chemicals are in Your Lubricants?
    Sex is a big seller in the advertising world; yet, you don’t see any ads for vaginal lubricants. It’s not exactly a subject discussed at the dining room table. In fact, it’s a little embarrassing to speak of at all, for lubricants are a private matter. Maybe that’s why you haven’t heard much about lubricants’ potential ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Network Celebrates the 9th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards
    On October 17th, Network members and supporters gathered at the Whittemore House in Washington, DC, for the 9th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards for Activism in Women’s Health. The event celebrated the Network’s achievements and recognized the work of two remarkable women. Board member Tiffany Reed served as the event’s emcee and welcomed members from all across ...
  • Death Panel? That Would Be You!
    In 2016, California initiated the End of Life Option Act (EOLOA), becoming the 5th state to legalize medical aid in dying.1 (Colorado became the 6th later that year). California, with its 40 million citizens, may be the tipping point that catalyzes many more states to legalize this choice. The EOLOA allows a mentally capable, terminally ill Californian ...
  • 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 ...
  • What Comes Next?
    The day after the election the reporter wanted to know: should women be worried? Yes. President-elect Trump enters office having boasted about using his wealth and power to sexually assault women without consequence, and has responded to allegations of assault and rape with a promise to litigate into silence any woman stepping forward or any media outlet ...
  • What Chemicals are in Your Lubricants?
    Sex is a big seller in the advertising world; yet, you don’t see any ads for vaginal lubricants. It’s not exactly a subject discussed at the dining room table. In fact, it’s a little embarrassing to speak of at all, for lubricants are a private matter. Maybe that’s why you haven’t heard much about lubricants’ potential ...