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Review: The Push To Prescribe — Women and Canadian Drug Policy Edited by Anne Rochon Ford and Diane Saibil

May/June 2010

By Ann Pappert

In 1992, when I first moved back to the U.S. after living in Canada for more than 20 years, I would stare in amazement at the endless parade of prescription drug commercials that appeared nightly across my TV screen. Direct-to-consumer ads for prescription drugs weren’t permitted in Canada. But here in the States, the ads were everywhere.

Date Published: 
Mon, May 03, 2010

The Hidden Women's Cancer

May/June 2010

By Tracey Stelzer Hyams, JD, MPH

 

Date Published: 
Mon, May 03, 2010

Announcements

May/June 2010

 

Announcements

June Board Meeting
The NWHN board of directors will meet next in Washington, DC on June 12 & 13. NWHN members are welcome to join us for parts of the weekend.  If you are interested in attending, please contact the office for more information at 202.682.2640.

Date Published: 
Mon, May 03, 2010

Know Your Number? Not this One!

May/June 2010

By Cynthia Pearson

Date Published: 
Mon, May 03, 2010

Snapshots

May/June 2010

Date Published: 
Mon, May 03, 2010

Prescription for Change: Be Your Own Death Panel

May/June 2010

By Charlea T. Massion, MD, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD

Date Published: 
Mon, May 03, 2010

What is the Fuss about Comparative Effectiveness Research?

March/April 2010

By Rachel Walden

Date Published: 
Mon, March 01, 2010

Sore Spots and G-Spots

March/April 2010

SORES SPOTS

For $29.95, you can “put the pink back in your genitals.”  My New Pink Button is a “genital cosmetic colorant” or, as we like to call it, vagina make-up.  It will give your vaginal lips a more “youthful glow”, but only for a 48-72-hour time period. The product comes in four different colors, one of which was formulated for women of color. We applaud the diversity effort, but love our vaginal lips as they are. We’ll add this one to the list of products aiming to “fix” what is not broken.

Date Published: 
Mon, March 01, 2010

Snapshots

March/April 2010

 

Snapshots

Date Published: 
Mon, March 01, 2010

Connecting National Debates on Access to Health Care and the Economic Crisis: A Feminist Perspective

March/April 2010


By Stephanie Rytilahti

Date Published: 
Mon, March 01, 2010

Fat is a Feminist Issue and a Health Issue — How Can Women’s Health Advocates Help?

March/April 2010

By Ninia Baehr, RN

I ask myself this question every day. As a public health professional, I manage a nutrition and physical activity program to prevent obesity in Montana. As a feminist, I desire women’s freedom from oppression – including what author Kim Chernin called the “tyranny of slenderness.”

Building on what we can get to get to what we really want

March/April 2010

by Cindy Pearson

Date Published: 
Mon, March 01, 2010

U.S. Playing Reproductive Roulette with Dangerous Chemicals

January/February 2010

By Reece Rushing

Reproductive health in the United States is declining as human exposure to dangerous chemicals is rising. Fertility problems, miscarriages, pre-term births, and birth defects are all up. Meanwhile, the number of chemicals registered for commercial use now stands at 80,000 — a 30 percent increase since 1979.

Thanks to Our 2009 Fall Reception Sponsors

January/February 2010

Leader $5000+
Representative Maxine Grad
Sally Rynne

Watchdog $2,500+
Lisa Rarick, M.D.

Innovator $1000+
Philip Corfman & Harriet Presser
Barbara Ehrenreich
Adriane Fugh- Berman
Malcolm Jones
Joanne Marqusee
NWHN Board of Directors
Cynthia Pearson
Lyle Pearson Public Welfare Foundation
Roger Telschow & Ecoprint*
Venable, LLP

Snapshots

January/February 2010

Age, race, region and insurance status play a large role in the type of hysterectomy that women receive. Researchers used records from the 2005 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which collects patient discharge data from approximately 90% of U.S. hospitals, to determine rates of laparoscopic vs. vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy. Laparoscopic techniques are more expensive than abdominal hysterectomies, but offer faster recovery, less blood loss, fewer infections, and require shorter hospital stays.