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Women’s experiences with PD differ from men’s and may include more non-motor symptoms. Women are more likely to be single or widowed, while men are more likely to rely on a spouse as their primary caregiver. Women can face longer times between symptom onset and diagnosis, and between symptom appearance and visiting a movement disorders specialist.

The Trump-Pence administration finalized its changes to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which have far-reaching and negative implications for transgender and/or gender non-conforming people.

Long-standing systemic inequalities including racism and inadequate access to care have led to unconscionable health disparities during the pandemic.

Patients are turning to telehealth appointments and online pharmacies for routine medical care during the COVID-19 outbreak without having to leave their homes. But for most pregnant people seeking safe and effective abortion pills, the FDA has created a Byzantine set of rules that delay or block access to care.

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Adriane just had dental surgery and the surgeon provided a prescription for Tylenol with codeine. When she told him that opioids were not better than over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers for dental pain, the surgeon argued, “But it’s such a weak opioid.”...

Article taken from Page 8 of Summer 2018 Newsletter By: Negar Esfandiari As a woman of color, I’m no stranger to how deeply ingrained racism is in American society. From a young age, I was acutely aware of my “otherness,”...

Oral health is essential throughout a woman's life, and particularly during pregnancy. But far too many women, especially low-income women and women of color, lack access to comprehensive and affordable dental insurance.

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.

In our current political climate, each day brings new attacks on reproductive health. Between the Trump-Pence administration’s attacks on access to birth control and Congress’s continual efforts to curtail abortion care, we are in an uphill battle when it comes...

Throughout my life, there has been an expectation of perfection. Grades, tests, careers, relationships; everyone expected it all to meet a certain standard. I had fallen victim to the model minority myth.

When we think of reproductive justice, our minds tend to gravitate towards subjects like abortion rights, maternal health, and access to birth control.

I became a part of the Advocates for Youth family when I was 16. Advocates had organized a lobby day in Montgomery (AL) to support changing the state’s homophobic sex education laws, and I was excited to lobby for the...

Legendary journalist Barbara Seaman co-founded the NWHN in 1975, in part due to her investigations into oral contraception’s serious health risks and doctors’ refusal to take women’s complaints seriously. Her work led to Congressional hearings and sparked the revolutionary idea...

If you have a sore throat, you might check WebMD for symptoms of strep throat or a cold. Upon finding a new mole, maybe you’ll take to Google to determine whether or not you should show it to your doctor....