Evita Almassi

The FDA Must Permit Pregnant People to Get the Abortion Pill Where They Have the Abortion — at Home!

By Evita Almassi | Apr 6, 2020 | Comments Off on The FDA Must Permit Pregnant People to Get the Abortion Pill Where They Have the Abortion — at Home!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org 

What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

By Evita Almassi | Jan 28, 2020 | Comments Off on What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

TSS can affect men and women alike, however, it is mostly associated with women who menstruate. Toxic shock syndrome may occur from two different kinds of bacteria. The most common bacteria is staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria. The syndrome can also be caused by group A streptococcus (strep) bacteria. 

What Is a Yeast Infection?

By Evita Almassi | Jan 8, 2020 | Comments Off on What Is a Yeast Infection?

A vaginal yeast infection, also known as vuvlovaginal candidasis, is when healthy yeast over produces in the vagina.

Is My Chronic Pain Related to My Silicone Breast Implants?

By Evita Almassi | Oct 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Is My Chronic Pain Related to My Silicone Breast Implants?

Short answer, it’s definitely possible. 

What Is the Relationship Between Plant-Based Dieting and Disease Prevention?

By Evita Almassi | Sep 5, 2019 | Comments Off on What Is the Relationship Between Plant-Based Dieting and Disease Prevention?

In recent years, plant-based, vegan and vegetarian diets have grown in popularity. Celebrities such as Beyonce and Ariana Grande have praised their trendy plant-based diets on social media. But beyond public perceptions of the diets, there are some real health benefits associated with eating plant-based foods, especially for women. However, there are also a few dangers to be aware of, too. 

Can UTIs and Common Medications Mimic Dementia Symptoms?

By Evita Almassi | Aug 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Can UTIs and Common Medications Mimic Dementia Symptoms?

Some dementia symptoms in older women such as delirium or confusion may actually be caused by the cumulative effect of taking certain over-the-counter drugs, or even by urinary tract infections.

The NWHN Statement on the Title X Gag Rule Taking Effect

By Evita Almassi | Jun 24, 2019 | Comments Off on The NWHN Statement on the Title X Gag Rule Taking Effect

Last year, the Trump-Pence administration rushed through a proposed rule to gut Title X, the country’s family planning program to help low-income individuals access affordable birth control and reproductive health care.

What Is a Doula?

By Evita Almassi | Jun 12, 2019 | Comments Off on What Is a Doula?

Doulas provide emotional support and coaching to women and their families, most often during and after childbirth. Doulas supplement other health care providers involved in birth and pregnancy and, ultimately, act as birth advocates.

How Can I Support the Reproductive Rights Movement?

By Evita Almassi | May 30, 2019 | Comments Off on How Can I Support the Reproductive Rights Movement?

The NWHN has been in this fight for a long time; we promise you we’ll keep supporting women’s health for as long as it takes to ensure that every woman can attain reproductive justice.

What Is a “Geriatric Pregnancy?”

By Evita Almassi | May 14, 2019 | Comments Off on What Is a “Geriatric Pregnancy?”

You may have heard the term “geriatric pregnancy” to describe pregnancy in women over age 35 — it’s come up a lot recently due to Meghan Markle’s pregnancy at age 37.