Consumer Health Info
Natural Cycles is a high-tech version of the classic rhythm method (also called natural family planning or the fertility awareness method) in which users track their ovulation cycles in order to avoid pregnancy. But an app does not = birth control.
Medication abortion is the method of safely and effectively inducing a miscarriage using FDA-approved abortion pills. Medication abortion can be used to end a pregnancy up to 10 weeks from the first day of your last period.
Flibanserin (brand name: Addyi) is the first drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat lack of sexual desire (Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder) in premenopausal women.
Women are more likely than men to experience chronic pain and use prescription opioid pain medications for longer periods and in higher doses.
The emotional experiences of a medication abortion and a spontaneously occurring miscarriage may be very different. There’s no right or wrong way to feel! But the physical process, risks, warning signs, potential complications, and treatments are the same.
Once a procedure becomes routine, it is difficult to replace. However, the NWHN is committed to a vision of osteoporosis care where all women who need it can receive effective screening in order to prevent unnecessary fractures through both medication and non-pharmacologic interventions.
Women want to know when it is appropriate to take a drug for osteoporosis, and which treatments are safe and effective. History has shown that preventing loss of bone mineral density in women who are otherwise at low risk of experiencing a fracture is dangerous.
As FDA Commissioner, will Scott Gottlieb be the right choice in defending women’s health? (Spoiler alert: probably not!)
Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors found within the uterine walls, often resulting in a change in the size or shape of the uterus.
Endometriosis is a hormonal and immune system condition that can cause severe pain and infertility. During each menstrual cycle, tissue that lines the inside of the uterus builds up and sheds.