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Treating Fibroids and Endometriosis with Hormone-lowering Medications

By NWHN Contributor | Feb 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Treating Fibroids and Endometriosis with Hormone-lowering Medications

Endometriosis and uterine fibroids are two very common women’s health conditions that have a frustratingly limited number of treatments.

Since You Asked: I often find myself being talked down to by my health care providers. How can I be more assertive when interacting with my providers?

By NWHN Contributor | Jan 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked: I often find myself being talked down to by my health care providers. How can I be more assertive when interacting with my providers?

At the NWHN, one of our primary goals is to ensure all women are able to receive the health care that is best for them. We believe that women are the experts of their own bodies. However, it is easy…

Young Feminist: How Using Menstrual Cups Helped Me Discuss My Reproductive Health

By NWHN Contributor | Jan 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Young Feminist: How Using Menstrual Cups Helped Me Discuss My Reproductive Health

Menstrual cups have a learning curve, and it takes a fair amount of work to learn not only how to best use them, but also which practices work best for one’s own unique anatomy.

Rx For Change: Racial Disparities in Cervical Cancer Mortality

By NWHN Contributor | Jan 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Rx For Change: Racial Disparities in Cervical Cancer Mortality

Race is a strong predictor for the development of cervical cancer in the U.S., and Black women, in particular, have disproportionately higher risks for developing the disease.

Since You Asked: I recently tested positive for COVID-19. How long will COVID-19 symptoms last?

By NWHN Contributor | Dec 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Since You Asked: I recently tested positive for COVID-19. How long will COVID-19 symptoms last?

Unfortunately, there’s no singular, clear-cut answer to this question. When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, the widespread assumption was that the illness was relatively mild for most people diagnosed, and that the majority of patients would recover. However, in recent…

The NWHN’s statement in response to the FDA’s vaccine advisory committee’s vote to recommend emergency use authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech

By NWHN Contributor | Dec 11, 2020 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s statement in response to the FDA’s vaccine advisory committee’s vote to recommend emergency use authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech

December 11, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Adele Costa, acosta@nwhn.org Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted 17-4-1 to recommend emergency use authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech. Soon after,…

The NWHN’s statement in response to the House Appropriations Committee’s historic hearing on the Hyde Amendment

By NWHN Contributor | Dec 8, 2020 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s statement in response to the House Appropriations Committee’s historic hearing on the Hyde Amendment

December 8, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Adele Costa, acosta@nwhn.org The NWHN commends U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro, All Above All, and the formidable advocates for reproductive health care that participated in the virtual hearing on the harms of the Hyde…

Since You Asked: What is the Oura Ring, and how does it relate to Natural Cycles? Is it a reliable contraceptive method?

By NWHN Contributor | Nov 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Since You Asked: What is the Oura Ring, and how does it relate to Natural Cycles? Is it a reliable contraceptive method?

At the NWHN, we have been long-time skeptics of Natural Cycles, a smartphone app that markets itself as a reliable birth control method. Natural Cycles uses a high-tech version of the “rhythm method,” where users track their menstrual cycles in…

FDA Meeting – FDA’s Communications About the Safety of Medical Devices

By NWHN Contributor | Nov 18, 2020 | Comments Off on FDA Meeting – FDA’s Communications About the Safety of Medical Devices

Oral Presentation Delivered to the Center for Devices and Radiological Health Virtual Public Meeting

Since You Asked: Hey NWHN – Would YOU Take a COVID Vaccine?

By NWHN Contributor | Nov 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Since You Asked: Hey NWHN – Would YOU Take a COVID Vaccine?

This is a great question and, considering the political turmoil surrounding vaccine production, we’re not surprised it’s being asked repeatedly by reasonable people. The NWHN is pleased that the government is making vaccine development a priority, but as to whether…