• Snapshots – March/April 2017
    Male doctors might want to start taking notes from their female colleagues. A study examined a random sample of medical records for older patients hospitalized at one facility from 2011 through 2014. More than 1.5 million hospitalizations of patients aged 65 older were analyzed for 30-day mortality and readmission rates, and compared between the hospital’s ...
  • Young Feminist: That’s DOCTOR Gomez, thank you!
    I am going to be a physician. It is important for me to make this statement without any qualifiers or conditionals, because lately I have been adding both when explaining my career plans. I’ll say, “I’m thinking about going to medical school,” or “We’ll see, this is the plan right now.” This is not true. ...
  • 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 ...
  • RX for Change: Jane’s History Resonates
    When I decided to write The Story of Jane, a history of Chicago’s underground, feminist abortion service that operated before Roe v. Wade, I had a few goals in mind: first, the Abortion Counseling service, aka Jane, was an important piece of the women’s movement’s history that needed to be better known. I also thought ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • R..E..S..P..E..C..T: What women need from the new FDA Commissioner
    Okay, I admit it. Sometimes I try to cheer myself up by turning on some upbeat music and dancing by myself. Although I wouldn’t want anyone to see me bouncing around when I’ve cranked up the music (I’m a lousy dancer), I don’t mind people knowing that one of my favorite cheer-me-up songs is Aretha ...
  • Snapshots – March/April 2017
    Male doctors might want to start taking notes from their female colleagues. A study examined a random sample of medical records for older patients hospitalized at one facility from 2011 through 2014. More than 1.5 million hospitalizations of patients aged 65 older were analyzed for 30-day mortality and readmission rates, and compared between the hospital’s ...
  • Young Feminist: That’s DOCTOR Gomez, thank you!
    I am going to be a physician. It is important for me to make this statement without any qualifiers or conditionals, because lately I have been adding both when explaining my career plans. I’ll say, “I’m thinking about going to medical school,” or “We’ll see, this is the plan right now.” This is not true. ...
  • 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 ...
  • RX for Change: Jane’s History Resonates
    When I decided to write The Story of Jane, a history of Chicago’s underground, feminist abortion service that operated before Roe v. Wade, I had a few goals in mind: first, the Abortion Counseling service, aka Jane, was an important piece of the women’s movement’s history that needed to be better known. I also thought ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • R..E..S..P..E..C..T: What women need from the new FDA Commissioner
    Okay, I admit it. Sometimes I try to cheer myself up by turning on some upbeat music and dancing by myself. Although I wouldn’t want anyone to see me bouncing around when I’ve cranked up the music (I’m a lousy dancer), I don’t mind people knowing that one of my favorite cheer-me-up songs is Aretha ...