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The NWHN is calling on the FDA to lift politically motivated, medically unnecessary restrictions on the abortion pill right now and let pregnant people receive the abortion pill through the mail so that they can get the pill where they take the pill, at home.

Pregnancy in a pandemic. These are words I never thought I’d use. But here I am, halfway through my pregnancy trying to navigate a global public health crisis. While every pregnancy poses its own challenges, mine has highlighted the ways in which telemedicine in the era of COVID-19 can expand access to quality care when done well and hinder it when done badly.

The FDA says pregnant people can meet with their doctors remotely and have their abortion at home — but first, they must travel during a global pandemic just to pick up their pills.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact everyone, it is imperative that consumer make safe choices with regard to the personal care and beauty products they use. The virus can be deadly, especially for those with suppressed immune systems.

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The Fake News Behind Fake Health Centers

By: Negar Esfandiari and Madelyn McKeague ,, , , Deep Dive Articles

Imagine you are walking along a road, trying to find a pregnancy clinic. You are looking for the one you found online, the one that promised free services and counseling surrounded by soft colors and pictures of kind-looking women. You...

What is the NWHN doing to fight for women's rights? Read on to find out.

Addyi Update

By: Negar Esfandiari and Kara Cotto ,, , Deep Dive Articles

Taken from the March/April 2018 issue of The Women’s Health Activist Newsletter. In 2015, Valeant, a pharmaceutical giant known for price gouging and shady business practices paid $1 billion in cash for a flawed sexual enhancement drug marketed to women...

A public health risk declaration draws attention to an issue and, more importantly, indicates funds should be allocated to its prevention. After scores of trending hashtags, of neighborhoods and cities becoming synonymous with tragedies, the right time to declare gun...

Internal condoms, also called female condoms, are a barrier method of birth control used during intercourse to help prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. Unlike external, or male, condoms, internal condoms are controlled by the receptive partner.

Stacks of additional paperwork will cause thousands of working people to lose coverage — by design.

With so much industry-sponsored content, who can you trust to figure out the truth about osteoporosis? Is it a serious threat to women’s health? Should you be getting bone scans, or considering medication?

We’ve previously discussed the risks of opioids, and how pharmaceutical companies have encouraged over-prescription of these drugs that has created an opioid addiction epidemic. But what’s a person in pain to do? Updated: Jan 29, 2018

So, you just got home from the doctor with your DEXA bone density results in hand. You were told you have osteoporosis. Should you start taking medication? Are there things you can do without medication? What information can you trust?

Women & the Opioid Epidemic

By: Megan Whiteman, Alycia Hogenmiller, and Adriane Fugh-Berman ,, Deep Dive Articles

The number of Americans who die from drug overdoses has doubled since 1999, and drug overdoses are now thought to be the leading cause of death among Americans under 50.1