• NWHN Board Candidate Statements – 2016
    Erin Armstrong At its core, my commitment to this work is born from my experience as a cancer patient and survivor. After navigating our convoluted health systems and struggling to make difficult decisions about how to approach treatment and when to forgo it, I am deeply committed to dismantling oppressive, systemic barriers that unfairly limit choices ...
  • Are Our Values Showing? (We Hope So!)
    I hope you enjoy this issue as much as I do; it includes a selection of interesting articles and commentary on cutting-edge issues.  A couple of articles, “Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game: Drug Pricing in America” and “Abortion Disconnect” directly address high-profile issues that are in the news on a daily basis. Our feature ...
  • The Network Benefits from Gifts In-Kind
    All non-profit organizations need a variety of different services to operate on a day-to-day basis, like IT support, legal guidance, graphic design, and so on. To make sure our members’ dues and generous contributions are being leveraged to fully advance the Network’s mission, we partner with organizations that provide in-kind gifts to the organization, and ...
  • What Now? Understanding EC Efficacy and Body Weight
    After years of hard-won fights, levonorgestrel Emergency Contraception (EC) is now available over-the-counter without age or point-of-sale restrictions. And, since 2010, another Emergency Contraceptive pill containing ulipristal acetate (sold as ella®) has been available by prescription in the U.S. For women who need EC and are interested in a long-acting method, the copper IUD is ...
  • Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game: Drug Pricing in America
    Earlier this year, Turing Pharmaceuticals faced intense public criticism after the company bought a 62-year-old drug and increased its price by 5,000 percent.1 Turing’s unusually outspoken Chief Executive Officer, Martin Shkreli, strongly defended the decision, even going so far as to argue that the new price was still below market value.2 Shkreli’s brazenly unapologetic attitude ...
  • NWHN Board Elections – 2016
    Dear NWHN Members, An important aspect of membership in the NWHN is your role in choosing the leaders of the organization. The NWHN is governed by a 14-person Board of Directors. Every 2 years, approximately half of the 14 seats are up for election. NWHN’s bylaws require that members always have more choices than open seats. ...
  • Essure & Challenges in Contraceptive Choice
    Contraceptive needs and desires are as individual as the women who use them. All contraception should be safe and effective and not cause harm to the user; when thousands of women share stories of harm resulting from their contraception, the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) listens. And sometimes, so does the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ...
  • Young Feminist: Fitting into Jeans, or Fitting into Society?
    When you look in the mirror, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Do you say, “Wow, I look great today” or, do you do what most women do, and tear yourself to pieces saying everything you don’t like about yourself, or what you want to change? In today’s society, women are so ...
  • RX for Change: Abortion Disconnect
    Whenever I hear a pro-choice politician say, “No one is pro-abortion,” I want to shout, “Excuse me but I’m pro-abortion, and I am not alone.”  I’m pro-abortion in the same way I’m pro-organ transplant or any other medical procedure: when you need one, you should be able to get one.  The fuzzy thinking that even ...
  • Snapshots – March/April 2016
    While passage of the Affordable Care Act (i.e, Obamacare) has helped 15 million Americans get health insurance, many low-income people still face challenges in affording the health care they need. A new poll explored the medical expense issues faced by 1,204 randomly selected adults who reported they had had problems paying medical bills in the ...
  • NWHN Board Candidate Statements – 2016
    Erin Armstrong At its core, my commitment to this work is born from my experience as a cancer patient and survivor. After navigating our convoluted health systems and struggling to make difficult decisions about how to approach treatment and when to forgo it, I am deeply committed to dismantling oppressive, systemic barriers that unfairly limit choices ...
  • Are Our Values Showing? (We Hope So!)
    I hope you enjoy this issue as much as I do; it includes a selection of interesting articles and commentary on cutting-edge issues.  A couple of articles, “Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game: Drug Pricing in America” and “Abortion Disconnect” directly address high-profile issues that are in the news on a daily basis. Our feature ...
  • The Network Benefits from Gifts In-Kind
    All non-profit organizations need a variety of different services to operate on a day-to-day basis, like IT support, legal guidance, graphic design, and so on. To make sure our members’ dues and generous contributions are being leveraged to fully advance the Network’s mission, we partner with organizations that provide in-kind gifts to the organization, and ...
  • What Now? Understanding EC Efficacy and Body Weight
    After years of hard-won fights, levonorgestrel Emergency Contraception (EC) is now available over-the-counter without age or point-of-sale restrictions. And, since 2010, another Emergency Contraceptive pill containing ulipristal acetate (sold as ella®) has been available by prescription in the U.S. For women who need EC and are interested in a long-acting method, the copper IUD is ...
  • Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game: Drug Pricing in America
    Earlier this year, Turing Pharmaceuticals faced intense public criticism after the company bought a 62-year-old drug and increased its price by 5,000 percent.1 Turing’s unusually outspoken Chief Executive Officer, Martin Shkreli, strongly defended the decision, even going so far as to argue that the new price was still below market value.2 Shkreli’s brazenly unapologetic attitude ...
  • NWHN Board Elections – 2016
    Dear NWHN Members, An important aspect of membership in the NWHN is your role in choosing the leaders of the organization. The NWHN is governed by a 14-person Board of Directors. Every 2 years, approximately half of the 14 seats are up for election. NWHN’s bylaws require that members always have more choices than open seats. ...
  • Essure & Challenges in Contraceptive Choice
    Contraceptive needs and desires are as individual as the women who use them. All contraception should be safe and effective and not cause harm to the user; when thousands of women share stories of harm resulting from their contraception, the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) listens. And sometimes, so does the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ...
  • Young Feminist: Fitting into Jeans, or Fitting into Society?
    When you look in the mirror, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Do you say, “Wow, I look great today” or, do you do what most women do, and tear yourself to pieces saying everything you don’t like about yourself, or what you want to change? In today’s society, women are so ...
  • RX for Change: Abortion Disconnect
    Whenever I hear a pro-choice politician say, “No one is pro-abortion,” I want to shout, “Excuse me but I’m pro-abortion, and I am not alone.”  I’m pro-abortion in the same way I’m pro-organ transplant or any other medical procedure: when you need one, you should be able to get one.  The fuzzy thinking that even ...
  • Snapshots – March/April 2016
    While passage of the Affordable Care Act (i.e, Obamacare) has helped 15 million Americans get health insurance, many low-income people still face challenges in affording the health care they need. A new poll explored the medical expense issues faced by 1,204 randomly selected adults who reported they had had problems paying medical bills in the ...