• At the Court: Women’s Rights At Stake
    The U.S. Supreme Court is considering two cases that could profoundly impact women’s rights and access to essential reproductive health care services. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in both cases in March. This article gives you an update on those cases; we will also report on the final decisions (expected by July) and next ...
  • FDA is on the road to getting it right on abortion care
    I still remember how I felt when I saw the sign warning of potential traffic jams due to a special event at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It was early morning on July 19, 1996, and four NWHN colleagues and I were on the way to attend the FDA Advisory Committee meeting about mifepristone ...
  • Young Feminist: TRAP-ped: Americans United for Life and the Co-Optation of Women’s Health
    I generally think of myself as being up to date on U.S. reproductive rights. As a Graduate Student Researcher involved in reproductive health research, I explore the forces that impact contraceptive decision-making and young couples’ pregnancy desires and intentions. As a young woman who identifies with a reproductive justice framework, I believe women have the ...
  • The RWV Roundup – May/June 2016
    Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need (RWV) has been instrumental in ensuring that women’s voices are heard in the health care reform process — both as the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) was created and now, as it’s being implemented. RWV was founded in 2007 as a collaborative initiative between the NWHN and ...
  • Snapshots – May/June 2016
    Allowing Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) to practice independently results in positive benefits for mothers and babies, and lower health care costs. A new study analyzed birth outcomes using data on 12 million births occurring nationwide from 2009 – 2011. In 22 states and the District of Columbia, CNMs are allowed to practice independently; 28 states require ...
  • Connect with the Network
    Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner. Many people spend the season traveling and being active. While you’re on the go, make sure you don’t miss any Network news. We have lots of ways to connect with us. You can sign up to get the electronic version of our e-newsletter, which is ...
  • Hormone Risk Throughout the Lifespan
    Millions of women take hormones every day, and yet many don’t fully realize the risks. People often forget that the birth control pill, revolutionary, game-changing medicine, is in fact, a drug. In its early form, “the Pill” had such high hormone levels and negative side effects that women, and the women’s health community, protested — ...
  • At the Court: Women’s Rights At Stake
    The U.S. Supreme Court is considering two cases that could profoundly impact women’s rights and access to essential reproductive health care services. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in both cases in March. This article gives you an update on those cases; we will also report on the final decisions (expected by July) and next ...
  • FDA is on the road to getting it right on abortion care
    I still remember how I felt when I saw the sign warning of potential traffic jams due to a special event at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It was early morning on July 19, 1996, and four NWHN colleagues and I were on the way to attend the FDA Advisory Committee meeting about mifepristone ...
  • Young Feminist: TRAP-ped: Americans United for Life and the Co-Optation of Women’s Health
    I generally think of myself as being up to date on U.S. reproductive rights. As a Graduate Student Researcher involved in reproductive health research, I explore the forces that impact contraceptive decision-making and young couples’ pregnancy desires and intentions. As a young woman who identifies with a reproductive justice framework, I believe women have the ...
  • The RWV Roundup – May/June 2016
    Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need (RWV) has been instrumental in ensuring that women’s voices are heard in the health care reform process — both as the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) was created and now, as it’s being implemented. RWV was founded in 2007 as a collaborative initiative between the NWHN and ...
  • Snapshots – May/June 2016
    Allowing Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) to practice independently results in positive benefits for mothers and babies, and lower health care costs. A new study analyzed birth outcomes using data on 12 million births occurring nationwide from 2009 – 2011. In 22 states and the District of Columbia, CNMs are allowed to practice independently; 28 states require ...
  • Connect with the Network
    Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner. Many people spend the season traveling and being active. While you’re on the go, make sure you don’t miss any Network news. We have lots of ways to connect with us. You can sign up to get the electronic version of our e-newsletter, which is ...
  • Hormone Risk Throughout the Lifespan
    Millions of women take hormones every day, and yet many don’t fully realize the risks. People often forget that the birth control pill, revolutionary, game-changing medicine, is in fact, a drug. In its early form, “the Pill” had such high hormone levels and negative side effects that women, and the women’s health community, protested — ...