Consumer Health Info
Emergency Contraception (EC) is a birth control method used after unprotected sex or when a primary form of contraception fails. It is generally used only in these specific situations and is not advised for use as regular contraception.
Even the safest drugs, like most hormonal birth control, carry some risk of side effects but with good information about the risks and benefits of various birth control methods, you can make an informed decision about what is best for you.
Popular culture tells us that many women lose interest in sex during or after menopausal transition, but those ageist and sexist messages aren’t supported by good scientific research. We want you to have the facts and offer a few helpful remedies.
Whether you are renewing your health insurance or enrolling for the first time, the process can be confusing. We developed a national campaign to help women understand how to better use their health insurance, while anticipating the costs they may have to pay.
Learn about Addyi (flibanserin) and Vyleesi (bremelanotide), FDA-approved drugs designed to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women.
Despite abortion being recognized worldwide as an essential part of reproductive health care, insurance coverage for abortion care in the United States varies based on a woman’s income, where she lives, and her health insurance.
The NWHN advocates for the greater participation of women and other key groups in clinical trials for all drugs and devices, and particularly for products that are principally marketed and used by women.
The way we screen and treat osteoporosis is still deeply flawed. The NWHN thinks women deserve better, and we’re fighting to make that vision a reality.
Quick-fix weight loss remedies have always been popular, but they’ve gained even more momentum in recent years due to increased attention to the rising rates of obesity in the United States. Anti-obesity drugs are often touted as “miracle products” that yield results with minimal effort.
Abortion with pills, also called medication abortion, is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy by inducing miscarriage. When pregnant people visit the doctor for an abortion using pills, they are most often prescribed two different drugs, to be taken 1-2 days apart.