National Women's Health Network

National Women's Health Network The National Women's Health Network was founded in 1975 to give women a greater voice within the healthcare system. We are a membership-based organization.
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NWHN is a membership-based organization supported by 8,000 individuals and organizations nationwide. We do not accept financial support from pharmaceutical companies, to***co companies or medical device manufacturers.

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Only seven states and the District of Columbia have state laws or some kind of regulatory guidance requiring s*x educati...
06/15/2021
S*x education 2.0: Inside the movement to make s*x education inclusive

Only seven states and the District of Columbia have state laws or some kind of regulatory guidance requiring s*x education be provided to students that is specifically inclusive of LGBTQ+ youth. Fewer than 8% of LGBTQ+ students have ever received LGBTQ+-inclusive s*x education in school, and for LGBTQ youth who are Black, Indigenous and other people of color, inclusive s*x education is even less accessible. The NWHN finds this unconscionable, and urge congress to pass the Real Education and Access for Healthy Youth Act.

Click this link for more info: https://bit.ly/3gA0oTl

https://abcn.ws/3gsFXc1

Fewer than 8% of LGBTQ+ students have ever received LGBTQ+-inclusive s*x education in school.

06/15/2021

This article is a heartbreaking example of why our country NEEDS the Women's Health Protection Act, because the right to abortion should have NOTHING to do with location.

We NEED YOU to tell Congress that you support the WHPA: https://actforwomen.org/take-action/

https://nyti.ms/2RRSvjC

06/15/2021

Black, Indigenous and People of Color, Women, the LGBTQI+ community, immigrants, young people, those working to make ends meet and people with disabilities are among those hit hardest by abortion restrictions. Tell Congress it's time for #WHPA—because the right to abortion isn't real if only certain folks can access it. #ActForAbortionAccess

Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban is a clear challenge to the constitutional right to abortion. We need you with us to ...
06/15/2021
#ActForAbortionAccess now!

Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban is a clear challenge to the constitutional right to abortion.
We need you with us to defend abortion access in MS and across the U.S. Urge Congress to #ActForAbortionAccess. It's time for #WHPA. https://bit.ly/2PdwbzN

Tell your legislators to support this critical legislation.

Unemployment, parenting responsibilities, homeschooling or caring for sick relatives are all additional burdens on women...
06/14/2021
Women Carry An Undue Mental Health Burden. They Shouldn’t Have To - Ms. Magazine

Unemployment, parenting responsibilities, homeschooling or caring for sick relatives are all additional burdens on women’s daily lives during the pandemic. It’s also important that we acknowledge the exponential need for mental health support for health care workers, and particularly health care mothers, who are juggling both their professional duties and their parenting responsibilities.
Click this link to learn more about mental health for those on the front lines: https://bit.ly/35jogFp

https://bit.ly/35kpbFE

There's a mental health crisis in the U.S., causing widespread need for high-quality mental health services—especially for women and children.

Women are disproportionately impacted by guns—so why aren’t they at the table to make policies and decisions to best pro...
06/14/2021
Want to End Gun Violence? We Need Women at the Table - Ms. Magazine

Women are disproportionately impacted by guns—so why aren’t they at the table to make policies and decisions to best protect themselves, their families and communities? This article provides great concrete tips for policymakers on how to make lasting change to protect women from gun violence and ensure their voices are heard.

https://bit.ly/3xix9uU

Women are disproportionately impacted by guns. They must shape policies and decisions to best protect themselves, their families and communities.

06/14/2021

Passing the Women's Health Protection Act is a critical step toward creating a world where every person—whoever they are or wherever they’re from—is free to make the best health care decisions for themselves, their families, and their lives. #ActForAbortionAccess

"It also holds space for people to learn and grow. Sometimes you really don’t know until you hear someone else’s story."...
06/13/2021
Young People Are Speaking Out About Their Abortions, and Everyone Needs to Listen

"It also holds space for people to learn and grow. Sometimes you really don’t know until you hear someone else’s story."

The NWHN admires the bravery and advocacy of these young storytellers. There is intense power is telling YOUR story!!

https://bit.ly/3zmZ5ja

Real abortion stories from real people have the power to change minds, as Paxton Smith's viral valedictorian speech reminded us. Here, a collection.

This is not the first time diseases women experience don't get the proper research  funding they need 😡 We at the NWHN b...
06/12/2021
This Was Supposed to Be Endo’s Big Moment. What Happened?

This is not the first time diseases women experience don't get the proper research funding they need 😡
We at the NWHN believe that no woman should be uninformed when it comes to her body.
Check out our endometriosis fact sheet: https://nwhn.org/treatingfibroids/
https://bit.ly/3whzaHG

As the government quietly cuts funding for endometriosis research, what’s already a bleak situation for 6.5 million American women is far from getting better.

Welcome to S*x Education Saturdays! Starting today, every Saturday the NWHN will be posting original content highlightin...
06/12/2021

Welcome to S*x Education Saturdays!
Starting today, every Saturday the NWHN will be posting original content highlighting a health fact that should have been taught in s*x ed (but probably wasn't.)
Are you satisfied with the s*x education you received? Tell us in the comments!

Welcome to S*x Education Saturdays!
Starting today, every Saturday the NWHN will be posting original content highlighting a health fact that should have been taught in s*x ed (but probably wasn't.)
Are you satisfied with the s*x education you received? Tell us in the comments!

In this edition: A new Gallup poll suggests 58 percent of Americans are opposed to overturning Roe v. Wade; If/When/How ...
06/11/2021
The Weekly Pulse: Majority of U.S. Supports Roe; Biden Won’t Say ‘Abortion’; Europe Grapples With Surging COVID Cases - Ms. Magazine

In this edition: A new Gallup poll suggests 58 percent of Americans are opposed to overturning Roe v. Wade; If/When/How launches a legal fund for people seeking self-managed abortions; Biden buys 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses for global use ahead of the G-7 summit; and COVID cases surge in Europe as India’s Delta variant spreads.
https://bit.ly/3ziiWjt

In this edition of the Weekly Pulse, we cover Europe's struggle with COVID-19 and its variants, the Women's Health Protection Act, and more.

The NWHN Time Wizard has you covered. Catch the recording of this must-see event today! https://bit.ly/2TTXYHf
06/11/2021

The NWHN Time Wizard has you covered. Catch the recording of this must-see event today! https://bit.ly/2TTXYHf

The NWHN Time Wizard has you covered. Catch the recording of this must-see event today! https://bit.ly/2TTXYHf

We wants to honor Asia Brown as the HERO that she IS!!! Every person who receives an abortion deserves to feel safe and ...
06/10/2021
Outside Mississippi's only abortion clinic, a Black activist ensures women are not alone

We wants to honor Asia Brown as the HERO that she IS!!!
Every person who receives an abortion deserves to feel safe and respected, no matter the state they live in.
A huge thank you to Asia and all clinic escorts for their beyond important work 👏 👏 👏

https://nbcnews.to/3ivloNB

When Asia Brown was a teenager, Mississippi passed the strictest abortion ban in the nation. Now she escorts patients past confrontations and protests.

"...there are thousands of people in need across the country scrambling to find enough money to terminate their pregnanc...
06/10/2021
Demand for abortion subsidies surges in the D.C. area as funding declines

"...there are thousands of people in need across the country scrambling to find enough money to terminate their pregnancies, an option that becomes more expensive with each week that passes."

Income should NEVER be a factor in receiving a safe abortion!!

https://wapo.st/3cwk1KP

The pandemic boosted need, while shutdowns and the racial-justice movement spurred changes in donations, advocates say.

The NWHN is excited to begin a new content series, Winning Woman Wednesday 💥Every Wednesday we feature an activist "winn...
06/09/2021

The NWHN is excited to begin a new content series, Winning Woman Wednesday 💥
Every Wednesday we feature an activist "winning" at life!

Know of someone who fits that description? Tag them below!

Check out our WWW Sanna Legan's full post at our Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Tfndn8

The NWHN is excited to begin a new content series, Winning Woman Wednesday 💥
Every Wednesday we feature an activist "winning" at life!

Know of someone who fits that description? Tag them below!

Check out our WWW Sanna Legan's full post at our Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Tfndn8

"A non-hormonal birth control capsule that women can insert just before s*x. A r**e kit that gives victims more agency a...
06/09/2021
These innovative designs are tackling taboo health issues for women

"A non-hormonal birth control capsule that women can insert just before s*x. A r**e kit that gives victims more agency and streamlines the evidence collection process. An overhauled design for a 150-year-old tool used in postpartum vaginal tearing..."

CONGRATS to these incredible socially-minded inventors!! Which design is your favorite?

https://cnn.it/3zb3dTc

From a radical proposal for a new type of birth control to an update to a 150-year-old postpartum tool, these finalists of the 2021 Index Award are addressing inequalities in healthcare and s*xual wellness through design.

Our Spring Virtual Awards is TONIGHT! Over the past five days we've given you just a glimpse of all that our emerging ac...
06/09/2021

Our Spring Virtual Awards is TONIGHT! Over the past five days we've given you just a glimpse of all that our emerging activists do. Register now so you don't miss this incredible opportunity to get to know them: bit.ly/3tIu4C0!

Our Spring Virtual Awards is TONIGHT! Over the past five days we've given you just a glimpse of all that our emerging activists do. Register now so you don't miss this incredible opportunity to get to know them: bit.ly/3tIu4C0!

Cynthia Gutierrez knows that for reproductive justice activism to be effective, it needs to be intersectional. That is w...
06/08/2021

Cynthia Gutierrez knows that for reproductive justice activism to be effective, it needs to be intersectional. That is why we are so excited to have her as one of our emerging activists; she fights for reproductive autonomy through so many of its intersections. Come get to know her and our other emerging activists at our Spring Virtual Awards June 9th, at 8pm EST. You can register now at bit.ly/3tIu4C0!

Cynthia Gutierrez knows that for reproductive justice activism to be effective, it needs to be intersectional. That is why we are so excited to have her as one of our emerging activists; she fights for reproductive autonomy through so many of its intersections. Come get to know her and our other emerging activists at our Spring Virtual Awards June 9th, at 8pm EST. You can register now at bit.ly/3tIu4C0!

Our Spring Virtual Awards is in two days at 8pm EST. Get the chance to know five incredible emerging activists who are d...
06/07/2021

Our Spring Virtual Awards is in two days at 8pm EST. Get the chance to know five incredible emerging activists who are doing so many incredible things in the world of women's health care. Register now at bit.ly/3tIu4C0!

Our Spring Virtual Awards is in two days at 8pm EST. Get the chance to know five incredible emerging activists who are doing so many incredible things in the world of women's health care. Register now at bit.ly/3tIu4C0!

"Many journals like JAMA favor studies linking race to socioeconomic or biological factors. Less often do their editors,...
06/06/2021
Medical Journals Blind to Racism as Health Crisis, Critics Say

"Many journals like JAMA favor studies linking race to socioeconomic or biological factors. Less often do their editors, mostly white and male, accept papers that explore how systemic racism shapes the health care experiences of Black and brown people."
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/02/health/jama-racism-bauchner.html

As a prominent editor steps down, the influential JAMA journals promise changes regarding staff diversity and more inclusive research.

Our emerging activists are experts in their field, and we get an hour to learn more about their profound impact on the w...
06/06/2021

Our emerging activists are experts in their field, and we get an hour to learn more about their profound impact on the work they do. Join us June 9th, at 8pm EST to celebrate them! Register now at bit.ly/3tIu4C0!

Our emerging activists are experts in their field, and we get an hour to learn more about their profound impact on the work they do. Join us June 9th, at 8pm EST to celebrate them! Register now at bit.ly/3tIu4C0!

There is no one size fits all in fighting a pandemic. Culturally competent and community-centered care is critical.https...
06/05/2021
How Native Americans launched successful coronavirus vaccination drives: ‘A story of resilience’

There is no one size fits all in fighting a pandemic. Culturally competent and community-centered care is critical.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/05/26/how-native-americans-launched-successful-coronavirus-vaccination-drives-story-resilience/

Tribal leaders attribute this success to several factors, including tribal sovereignty, which gave tribes the flexibility to create their own methods of distributing the vaccine, and cultural values that prioritize elders and community.

"For many women in particular, Osaka’s decision touched on broader concerns on mental health and work, such as whether e...
06/05/2021
For these women, Naomi Osaka’s mental health stand hit close to home: ‘It’s like taking your power back’

"For many women in particular, Osaka’s decision touched on broader concerns on mental health and work, such as whether employers are truly ready to support their workers’ needs, and how much of their own mental health they’re willing to compromise..."
https://www.thelily.com/for-these-women-naomi-osakas-mental-health-stand-hit-close-to-home-its-like-taking-your-power-back/?utm_campaign=wp_lily_lines&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_lily

Osaka’s decision resonated because it touched on broader concerns around mental health and work, many said.

We selected emerging activists who are making big changes in their communities and in the world of women's health. You w...
06/05/2021

We selected emerging activists who are making big changes in their communities and in the world of women's health. You won't want to miss the opportunity to learn from them on June 9th, 8pm EST! Register now at bit.ly/3tIu4C0!

We selected emerging activists who are making big changes in their communities and in the world of women's health. You won't want to miss the opportunity to learn from them on June 9th, 8pm EST! Register now at bit.ly/3tIu4C0!

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