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Health Facts: Depo Provera and Bone Mineral Density

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2015 | Comments Off on Health Facts: Depo Provera and Bone Mineral Density

For decades, women’s health advocates have been concerned about the safety of Depo-Provera, the progesterone-based contraceptive shot (the shot).

Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screening

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2015 | Comments Off on Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screening

If every woman in the world received adequate health care, almost none would die of cervical cancer. Effective treatments exist for pre-cancerous conditions and for cervical cancer that is diagnosed at an early stage.

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones… No Really, Be Careful!

By Prisca Maldonado | May 8, 2015 | Comments Off on Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones… No Really, Be Careful!

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that makes one’s bones weak and more susceptible to break. It’s known as a silent disease. Most individuals develop osteoporosis, but the majority of individuals don’t know they have it, until they break a bone.

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea, Congenital Syphilis, Budget Cuts—Oh My!

By Zoe Kusintiz | Apr 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea, Congenital Syphilis, Budget Cuts—Oh My!

On April 23rd, I attended a Senate briefing regarding the desired budget increase for the CDC’s Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP). The presentation was entitled, “The Public Health Crisis of STDs: Are We Ready?” Spoiler alert: We are really not ready; hence the need for $54.7 million increase to the department’s budget.

Spread the Word, Not the Virus!

By Prisca Maldonado | Apr 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Spread the Word, Not the Virus!

Did you know that half of all sexually active individuals in the United States would get an STD by the time they’re 25? Sounds viral, right? This statistic sounds outrageous, but in today’s society where many young people view sex as casual, it’s not hard to believe.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

By NWHN Staff | Nov 1, 2007 | Comments Off on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age. PCOS causes a woman’s body to produce excessive amounts of androgens or testosterone, hormones that are associated with male sex characteristics and reproduction.