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Prescription for Change -- The Mammogram Industry: Wolves in Pink Wool

January/February 2010

By Charlea T. Massion, M.D. & Adriane Fugh-Berman, M.D.

Sore Spots & G-Spots

January/February 2010

G SPOTS

Fighting For Women

January/February 2010

By Cindy Pearson, Executive Director

Sore Spots & G-Spots

November/December 2009

Sore spots

ACOG Offers Mixed Bag of Practice Guidelines

November/December 2009

By Rachel Walden

This year, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) — the professional organization for U.S. obstetricians and gynecologists — has issued a number of opinions related to pregnancy and birth. For better or worse, these bulletins and opinions serve as a reference guide to the standard of care for women giving birth in the U.S. Some of the statements could encourage changes toward more evidence-based choices for women during birth, while others have generated broad criticism from advocates of birth choice.

Snapshots

November/December 2009

Vibrator Usage is good!

See Locally, Act Globally

November/December 2009

By Theresa Watts

Even if They are Behind Closed Doors, They Can Still Hear Our Voices

November/December 2009

By Cindy Pearson

Last month, when I first started thinking about what to write in this column, I found myself wishing that I had a crystal ball and could see into the future. “How can I write about health care reform for a November/December column, when I don’t know what Congress is going to do in October?” But then I realized that I knew exactly what to say, even if I didn’t know exactly what was going to happen before my words would be read by our Network members.

Re-Exploding the Estrogen Myth

September/October 2009

This issue of the Women’s Health Activist is full of great information that will help you make sense of what’s happening right now with respect to menopause hormone therapy (HT). If you want to learn even more about the history of physicians’ decades-long love affair with HT, there’s a book you’ve simply got to read — and it’s just been published in a new edition.

Snapshots

September/October 2009

Snapshots

Women, Heart Disease & Statins: Resources we Like

September/October 2009

By Cindy Pearson

Prescription for Change: Ghostwritten Articles Helped Sell Hormones

September/October 2009

by Charlea T. Massion, M.D. & Adriane Fugh-Berman, M.D.

If you or your mother became menopausal between the 1960s and 90s, you know that most women were pressured to take hormones from their first hot flash until their death. A friend joked that all women would be clutching a vial of Premarin on their death-beds. Joking aside, all Network members should be proud to be part of the only national membership organization that consistently opposed estrogen for disease prevention.