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COVID-19 Myths Debunked

By NWHN Staff | Mar 4, 2021 | Comments Off on COVID-19 Myths Debunked

As the pandemic persists, information on COVID-19 continues to evolve. The purpose of this article is to debunk popular COVID-19 myths, using accurate information rooted in science and backed by evidence.

Reproductive Coercion and Sterilization Abuse

By NWHN Staff | Dec 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Reproductive Coercion and Sterilization Abuse

It’s not possible to understand present-day reproductive coercion, or its lasting impact on marginalized communities, without understanding the United States’ long history of sterilization abuse.

Cosmetics and Personal Care Products and Women’s Health: A Closer Look at Menstruation, Fibroids, Endometriosis, and Reproductive Health

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Oct 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Cosmetics and Personal Care Products and Women’s Health: A Closer Look at Menstruation, Fibroids, Endometriosis, and Reproductive Health

Report documenting the impact of “endocrine-disrupting‌ ‌chemicals”‌ and other toxins on the hormones‌ ‌that play‌ ‌important‌ ‌roles‌ ‌in‌ ‌every‌ ‌stage‌ ‌of‌ ‌women’s‌ ‌lives.

Fact Sheet: Phexxi Contraceptive Gel

By NWHN Staff | Aug 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Fact Sheet: Phexxi Contraceptive Gel

Phexxi is a contraceptive gel that works by taking advantage of the vagina’s natural acidity.

Vyleesi Fact Sheet

By Evita Almassi | Jul 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Vyleesi Fact Sheet

Bremelanotide (brand name: Vyleesi) is a drug approved by the FDA to treat a lack of sexual desire (hypoactive sexual desire disorder) in premenopausal women.

Toxic Cosmetics Fact Sheet

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Toxic Cosmetics Fact Sheet

With few exceptions, current federal law does not require cosmetics manufacturers to get approval from the FDA before their products go on the market.

Women and the Opioids Epidemic: The Need for a Woman-Centered Response

By NWHN Staff | Jun 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Women and the Opioids Epidemic: The Need for a Woman-Centered Response

Opioid dependency is a bodily adaptation that is likely to disproportionately affect women, because they are more likely to develop opioid dependency in a shorter period of time, compared to men.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

By NWHN Staff | Feb 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

UTI: an infection in the urinary system (your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra). Most infections involve the lower urinary tract (the bladder and the urethra). Urinary tract infections are more common in women.

Health Facts: Natural Cycles Fertility Awareness App

By Evita Almassi | Oct 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Health Facts: Natural Cycles Fertility Awareness App

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.

Health Facts: Abortion with Pills

By NWHN Staff | Oct 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Health Facts: Abortion with Pills

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.