Consumer Health Info

Consumer Health Info: Emergency Contraception

By NWHN Staff | Sep 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Consumer Health Info: Emergency Contraception

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.

Consumer Health Info: Hormonal Birth Control and Blood Clot Risk

By NWHN Staff | Feb 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Consumer Health Info: Hormonal Birth Control and Blood Clot Risk

Even the safest drugs and medical devices 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.

Menopause and Sexuality

By NWHN Staff | Sep 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Menopause and Sexuality

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.

Health Insurance Guide for Women

By NWHN Staff | Nov 4, 2015 | Comments Off on Health Insurance Guide for Women

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.

Top 10 Things to Know About Today’s Sex Drive Drugs

By NWHN Staff | Oct 15, 2015 | Comments Off on Top 10 Things to Know About Today’s Sex Drive Drugs

Learn about Addyi (flibanserin) and Vyleesi (bremelanotide), FDA-approved drugs designed to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women.

Policy Facts: Insurance Coverage of Abortion Care

By NWHN Staff | Aug 14, 2015 | Comments Off on Policy Facts: Insurance Coverage of Abortion Care

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.

Clinical Trials: Greater Inclusion of Women

By NWHN Staff | Aug 14, 2015 | Comments Off on Clinical Trials: Greater Inclusion of Women

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.

Osteoporosis: Better Screening, Treatment Policy Issues

By NWHN Staff | Aug 14, 2015 | Comments Off on Osteoporosis: Better Screening, Treatment Policy Issues

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.

Weight Loss

By NWHN Staff | Aug 14, 2015 | Comments Off on Weight Loss

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.

Policy Facts: Abortion with Pills (Medication Abortion)

By NWHN Staff | Aug 13, 2015 | Comments Off on Policy Facts: Abortion with Pills (Medication Abortion)

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.