• We #StandwithWomen #4EACHof Us
    Once again, Planned Parenthood is under attack. This time, opponents of abortion have released a series of videos, which they falsely claim prove that Planned Parenthood clinics sell fetal tissue. Their claims are false – and easy to disprove at that. Using hidden cameras, a fake business name, and false identities, anti-abortion operatives pretended to be ...
  • It’s Time to Eliminate the Harmful Hyde Amendment!
    On July 8, the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) joined Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Diana DeGette (D-CO); over 70 other Congressional champions; and more than 50 organizational allies to celebrate the introduction of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act. This visionary legislation would end bans on ...
  • What to Do If Your Employer Is a Religious Refuser
    Though it’s difficult to admit, we now live in a world where certain employers can refuse to cover some of women’s basic health services in their insurance plans on religious grounds. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurance to cover preventive service benefits; contraception is the only one that employers can get out of providing, ...
  • Young Feminist: Radical Feminist Dish Washing
    At least twice a month, I pull on shapeless blue scrubs, pull my hair back from my face, and practice the art of radical feminism by volunteering as a doula. Patients call me their angel, their baby’s aunty, but in reality, I am really fighting a silent battle to advance women’s reproductive health rights — ...
  • Rx for Change: Oncologists Avoid Using the Best Treatment for Ovarian Cancer
    Why is an ovarian cancer treatment that saves women’s lives being underused? Using intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy (infusing chemotherapy into the abdomen) along with intravenous chemotherapy (IV chemo, which is infused into veins) dramatically extends lives in women with ovarian cancer. Yet, a recent study found that only 41 percent of women treated at 6 academic centers ...
  • September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month!
    September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Take charge of your health and use the following ovarian cancer information to advocate for yourself!   Get the Facts: Ovarian cancer is the 5th leading cause of cancer deaths among U.S. women, and accounts for 3% of cancers in U.S. women A woman’s lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer is 1 in ...
  • Snapshots – September/October 2015
    The times, they are a-changing. A recent study shows that Millennials have fewer sexual partners, and are more accepting of premarital sex and non-traditional relationships, than Baby Boomers and Generation Xers. This conclusion comes from a national survey of 57,000 individuals were followed for 30 years.  The number of people reporting that premarital sex is ...
  • We #StandwithWomen #4EACHof Us
    Once again, Planned Parenthood is under attack. This time, opponents of abortion have released a series of videos, which they falsely claim prove that Planned Parenthood clinics sell fetal tissue. Their claims are false – and easy to disprove at that. Using hidden cameras, a fake business name, and false identities, anti-abortion operatives pretended to be ...
  • It’s Time to Eliminate the Harmful Hyde Amendment!
    On July 8, the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) joined Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Diana DeGette (D-CO); over 70 other Congressional champions; and more than 50 organizational allies to celebrate the introduction of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act. This visionary legislation would end bans on ...
  • What to Do If Your Employer Is a Religious Refuser
    Though it’s difficult to admit, we now live in a world where certain employers can refuse to cover some of women’s basic health services in their insurance plans on religious grounds. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurance to cover preventive service benefits; contraception is the only one that employers can get out of providing, ...
  • Young Feminist: Radical Feminist Dish Washing
    At least twice a month, I pull on shapeless blue scrubs, pull my hair back from my face, and practice the art of radical feminism by volunteering as a doula. Patients call me their angel, their baby’s aunty, but in reality, I am really fighting a silent battle to advance women’s reproductive health rights — ...
  • Rx for Change: Oncologists Avoid Using the Best Treatment for Ovarian Cancer
    Why is an ovarian cancer treatment that saves women’s lives being underused? Using intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy (infusing chemotherapy into the abdomen) along with intravenous chemotherapy (IV chemo, which is infused into veins) dramatically extends lives in women with ovarian cancer. Yet, a recent study found that only 41 percent of women treated at 6 academic centers ...
  • September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month!
    September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Take charge of your health and use the following ovarian cancer information to advocate for yourself!   Get the Facts: Ovarian cancer is the 5th leading cause of cancer deaths among U.S. women, and accounts for 3% of cancers in U.S. women A woman’s lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer is 1 in ...
  • Snapshots – September/October 2015
    The times, they are a-changing. A recent study shows that Millennials have fewer sexual partners, and are more accepting of premarital sex and non-traditional relationships, than Baby Boomers and Generation Xers. This conclusion comes from a national survey of 57,000 individuals were followed for 30 years.  The number of people reporting that premarital sex is ...