Birth Control

Online Shopping for Birth Control: An NWHN Guide

By NWHN Staff | Jan 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Online Shopping for Birth Control: An NWHN Guide

Online access to birth control can be a convenient and easy way to get your preferred method. But like everything else, shopping online for prescription birth control can be confusing if you don’t know what to expect.

Fact Sheet: Phexxi Contraceptive Gel

By NWHN Staff | Aug 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Fact Sheet: Phexxi Contraceptive Gel

Phexxi is a contraceptive gel that works by taking advantage of the vagina’s natural acidity.

Why Am I Hearing About a New Study on Essure When It’s No Longer In Use?

By Evita Almassi | Jul 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Why Am I Hearing About a New Study on Essure When It’s No Longer In Use?

Essure (a permanent non-hormonal, non-surgical birth control method) is no longer available in the U.S. – but many women still have the device in place, and a study of the device, mandated by the FDA is ongoing.

Why We’re Skeptical of Conservative Support for Over-the-Counter Contraception

By Sarah Christopherson | Feb 12, 2020 | Comments Off on Why We’re Skeptical of Conservative Support for Over-the-Counter Contraception

Should we be thrilled that conservatives are embracing over-the-counter access for birth control? When something seems too good to be true, it usually is.

Female-Controlled Barrier Methods: Forgotten but Not Gone

By Intern Contributor | Feb 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Female-Controlled Barrier Methods: Forgotten but Not Gone

Today, higher-tech methods have eclipsed diaphragms, but the method is being rediscovered by people who are dissatisfied by hormonal options or non-hormonal IUDs.

How Can I Prevent Osteoporosis After Having Taken Depo-Provera?

By NWHN Staff | Dec 10, 2019 | Comments Off on How Can I Prevent Osteoporosis After Having Taken Depo-Provera?

When Depo Provera was approved for use in the U.S. in 1992, preliminary research indicated that women who used Depo Provera experienced a loss of bone mineral density (BMD), which might put them at higher risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures later in life.

The History Behind Your Birth Control 

By NWHN Staff | Nov 13, 2019 | Comments Off on The History Behind Your Birth Control 

Today we’re saying #ThxBirthControl to celebrate the ways that birth control gives people the power to plan, space, and prevent pregnancy, empowering them to determine their own reproductive futures. Recognizing the importance of affordable, safe, and effective contraception in women’s lives is even more important in the face of ongoing attacks from the Trump-Pence administration. 

FDA Meeting – Agile Transdermal Contraceptive Patch AG200-15

By Sarah Christopherson | Oct 30, 2019 | Comments Off on FDA Meeting – Agile Transdermal Contraceptive Patch AG200-15

Testimony Delivered at the Meeting of the FDA Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee

FDA Comments – Draft Guidance for Hormonal Contraceptive Products

By Sarah Christopherson | Sep 10, 2019 | Comments Off on FDA Comments – Draft Guidance for Hormonal Contraceptive Products

Public comments on FDA guidance for the development of new, safe and effective hormonal contraceptive products.

TFW your tax dollars help promote an anti-birth control birth control app.

By Evita Almassi | Aug 28, 2019 | Comments Off on TFW your tax dollars help promote an anti-birth control birth control app.

It’s called FEMM and you don’t want it anywhere near your personal life.