Women’s Health FAQs

Since You Asked – There’s a lot of conflicting information online about the Delta Variant; what’s true?

By Kristen Batstone | Jul 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked – There’s a lot of conflicting information online about the Delta Variant; what’s true?

Answer: You’re absolutely right! The Delta variant has been making headlines since it first came on the scene. The NWHN has analyzed the information currently available online so you don’t have to. Here are the facts as of today.

Since You Asked – What is the Women’s Health Protection Act?

By Kristen Batstone | Jul 1, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked – What is the Women’s Health Protection Act?

The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) codifies abortion rights into law. Read on to learn more about the act, why it’s receiving attention right now, and what you can do to help get it passed.

Since You Asked – What should I expect from Pride 2021?

By NWHN Staff | Jun 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked – What should I expect from Pride 2021?

Grab your megaphones and your rainbow flags because Pride is officially back!

Since You Asked – Can the COVID-19 vaccine affect your period?

By NWHN Staff | May 21, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked – Can the COVID-19 vaccine affect your period?

With 45% of the US population vaccinated, many individuals have turned to the internet to share their vaccine side effects. Some women have reported experiencing increased cramping and abnormal period flows after being vaccinated.
With many individuals experiencing changes to their periods, women across the United States are asking the same question: can the COVID-19 vaccine affect my period, and should I be worried?

How do I report something to the FDA? My doctor and I think I might be having an adverse reaction.

By NWHN Staff | Mar 24, 2021 | Comments Off on How do I report something to the FDA? My doctor and I think I might be having an adverse reaction.

In the rare case that you have an adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine, there are multiple ways to contact the FDA. While the FDA does not always investigate individual reports, it is certainly worthwhile to file a report describing what happened to you.

Since You Asked – COVID-19 vaccine safety for pregnant and lactating individuals

By NWHN Staff | Mar 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked – COVID-19 vaccine safety for pregnant and lactating individuals

Some pregnant and lactating individuals have reported feeling hesitant about receiving one of the FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines due to the exclusion of pregnant and lactating people in the clinical trials. In fact, most drugs and vaccines are never studied in pregnant people, and pregnant people are encouraged to avoid any medications that aren’t absolutely necessary.

Can I safely date during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By NWHN Staff | Feb 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Can I safely date during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we are highlighting how folks can safely date during COVID-19.

Since You Asked: I often find myself being talked down to by my health care providers. How can I be more assertive when interacting with my providers?

By NWHN Staff | Jan 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked: I often find myself being talked down to by my health care providers. How can I be more assertive when interacting with my providers?

At the NWHN, one of our primary goals is to ensure all women are able to receive the health care that is best for them. We believe that women are the experts of their own bodies. However, it is easy…

Since You Asked: I recently tested positive for COVID-19. How long will COVID-19 symptoms last?

By NWHN Staff | Dec 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Since You Asked: I recently tested positive for COVID-19. How long will COVID-19 symptoms last?

Unfortunately, there’s no singular, clear-cut answer to this question. When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, the widespread assumption was that the illness was relatively mild for most people diagnosed, and that the majority of patients would recover. However, in recent…

Since You Asked: What is the Oura Ring, and how does it relate to Natural Cycles? Is it a reliable contraceptive method?

By NWHN Staff | Nov 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Since You Asked: What is the Oura Ring, and how does it relate to Natural Cycles? Is it a reliable contraceptive method?

At the NWHN, we have been long-time skeptics of Natural Cycles, a smartphone app that markets itself as a reliable birth control method. Natural Cycles uses a high-tech version of the “rhythm method,” where users track their menstrual cycles in…