Consumer groups: Stop sale of J&J breast implants

NOW Testimony on quoted on Retugers: “It’s unacceptable that many patients Mentor and Allergan were supposed to track were lost. Mentor’s approval should be rescinded right away. And Allergan should be required to conduct further studies.”


Printable PDF   TIMELINE OF MAJOR ACTIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS National Organization for Women, 2006 – 2016   2006 2006, January 18 – NOW Foundation joins in a friend-of-the-court brief opposing a parental notification law and advocating for the health exception in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.  On this date, the U.S. Supreme Read more …

ISSUE ADVISORY: American Cancer Society Lowers Recommended Age for Mammogram Screenings

Breast Cancer Still a Leading Cause of Death – About 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer are estimated to occur in women this year and about 40,950 deaths from breast cancer will result, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women in the U.S. – other than skin cancer – and breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a federal research agency (USPSTF), the median age at diagnosis is 61 years and the median age at death is 68 years.


1966 – 1976 |1976 – 1986 |1986 – 1996 | 1996 – 2006 Printable PDF 1966 – 1976 1966 (June) National Organization for Women (NOW) is established by a group of women, including Betty Friedan and Pauli Murray, who meet to discuss alternative action strategies during the Third Annual Conference of Commissions on the Status Read more …