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Testimony Delivered at the Meeting of the FDA Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

I don’t know about you, but I very clearly remember the first time I learned about my body in grade school. It was fifth grade and all of us girls were separated from the boys and brought into a classroom...

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, also known as PrEP, is when people take medicine to lower their risk of getting HIV. HIV works by hijacking healthy immune system cells and using them to produce more of the virus. PrEP prevents the virus from...

When the endometrium shows up on an MRI or ultrasound, it looks like a dark stripe and is sometimes called the endometrial stripe. A stripe more than 11 millimeters is considered thick for this post-menopausal stage. Abnormally thick stripes could...

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most prominent sexually transmitted infections in the United States. Over 100 different strains of HPV can be passed along from partner to partner and while not all of them cause cancer, many still...

Gynecologists interviewed about the differences between organic, reusable, and regular period products agree that the specific product usually doesn’t matter, but how it’s used does.

The NWHN continues to endorse ella as an option for emergency contraception. However, we believe that the FDA made the right decision to say no to Esmya.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cynthia Pearson, cpearson@nwhn.org or (202) 682-2640, x222

Vaginal Laser Surgery? Just Say No!

By: Cindy Pearson and Abby Miller , Deep Dive Articles

In late June 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned against using lasers (“energy-based" devices) for vaginal “rejuvenation” or vaginal cosmetic procedures.

If you’ve been diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse (POP), you are far from alone: research indicates up to 50 percent of women over the age of 50 experience POP, which occurs when organs sag or fall into the vaginal canal...