NWHN Staff

The NWHN Has Chosen a New Executive Director!

By NWHN Staff | Jun 22, 2021 | Comments Off on The NWHN Has Chosen a New Executive Director!

Mayra Jacqueline Ferreira, who goes by Jacquie, will be stepping into the role on July 12, 2021.

The NWHN’s Statement in Response to the Supreme Court’s Dismissal of California v. Texas

By NWHN Staff | Jun 17, 2021 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s Statement in Response to the Supreme Court’s Dismissal of California v. Texas

The NWHN applauds the court’s decision, but encourages the public to stay vigilant.

Since You Asked – What should I expect from Pride 2021?

By NWHN Staff | Jun 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked – What should I expect from Pride 2021?

Grab your megaphones and your rainbow flags because Pride is officially back!

Since You Asked – Can the COVID-19 vaccine affect your period?

By NWHN Staff | May 21, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked – Can the COVID-19 vaccine affect your period?

With 45% of the US population vaccinated, many individuals have turned to the internet to share their vaccine side effects. Some women have reported experiencing increased cramping and abnormal period flows after being vaccinated.
With many individuals experiencing changes to their periods, women across the United States are asking the same question: can the COVID-19 vaccine affect my period, and should I be worried?

The NWHN’s statement on the FDA’s Announcement of the Review of Harmful Restriction on Medication Abortion

By NWHN Staff | May 8, 2021 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s statement on the FDA’s Announcement of the Review of Harmful Restriction on Medication Abortion

The following statement can be attributed to Cynthia A. Pearson, Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network. Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org or 425-749-1886 The FDA announced that it is reviewing its restrictions on mifepristone, a medication used for miscarriage…

The NWHN’s Statement on the FDA Lifting Unnecessary Restrictions on Medication Abortion

By NWHN Staff | Apr 13, 2021 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s Statement on the FDA Lifting Unnecessary Restrictions on Medication Abortion

Late last night, the FDA announced that, effective immediately, both medication abortion and miscarriage patients would be able to access mifepristone via delivery from their providers or through mail-order pharmacies. This tremendous victory will ensure that patients and providers are protected during the pandemic.

How do I report something to the FDA? My doctor and I think I might be having an adverse reaction.

By NWHN Staff | Mar 24, 2021 | Comments Off on How do I report something to the FDA? My doctor and I think I might be having an adverse reaction.

In the rare case that you have an adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine, there are multiple ways to contact the FDA. While the FDA does not always investigate individual reports, it is certainly worthwhile to file a report describing what happened to you.

Since You Asked – COVID-19 vaccine safety for pregnant and lactating individuals

By NWHN Staff | Mar 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked – COVID-19 vaccine safety for pregnant and lactating individuals

Some pregnant and lactating individuals have reported feeling hesitant about receiving one of the FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines due to the exclusion of pregnant and lactating people in the clinical trials. In fact, most drugs and vaccines are never studied in pregnant people, and pregnant people are encouraged to avoid any medications that aren’t absolutely necessary.

The NWHN’s Statement in Support of the Asian American Pacific Islander Community

By NWHN Staff | Mar 18, 2021 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s Statement in Support of the Asian American Pacific Islander Community

We at the National Women’s Health Network are deeply concerned for the safety of our community members across the country as violence toward Asian Americans has escalated over the past year. We have said before and we will say it again. Health justice demands racial justice.

Since You Asked: Ovaries – is one the same as two?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked: Ovaries – is one the same as two?

Question:  I lost one of my ovaries due to a benign ovarian cyst in 2019. I’m having a very difficult time finding medical studies on the effect of losing one ovary on a woman’s long-term physical, sexual, and emotional health. …