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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.

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.

Herbs and Phytoestrogens

By NWHN Staff | Aug 10, 2015 | Comments Off on Herbs and Phytoestrogens

Many women, concerned about the health risks of the synthetic hormones used in conventional hormone therapy, are looking for natural alternatives. It’s important to know that these products are not necessarily safe just because they’re natural.

Silicone Gel Breast Implants

By NWHN Staff | Aug 7, 2015 | Comments Off on Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Silicone gel breast implants have been available in the United States for decades – going back to a time when medical devices didn’t require approval by the FDA.

Sex Drugs for Women: Myths and Marketing Messages

By Coco Jervis | Aug 7, 2015 | Comments Off on Sex Drugs for Women: Myths and Marketing Messages

Learn about 5 common myths surrounding sex drugs like Addyi and Viagra as well as the FDA’s approach to this issue.

Microbicides

By NWHN Staff | Aug 7, 2015 | Comments Off on Microbicides

Around the world, women’s health and lives are at risk every day because there are too few options for STI protection. But there is research going on right now to develop products, known as microbicides, that would give women the power to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS.

Health Facts: No, Abortion Doesn’t Cause Breast Cancer

By NWHN Staff | Aug 7, 2015 | Comments Off on Health Facts: No, Abortion Doesn’t Cause Breast Cancer

Abortion opponents have spent years attempting to frighten women by touting a non-existent link between abortion and an increased risk of breast cancer. There is no evidence of such a link and the claim is not supported by research scientists or breast cancer activists.

Menopause and Natural Hormones

By NWHN Staff | Jul 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Menopause and Natural Hormones

As women learn about the proven health risks of conventional hormone therapy drugs, many are looking for natural alternatives, such as herbs and dietary supplements. But just because something is labeled “natural,” doesn’t mean it’s safe.