Birth Control

NWHN Applauds Approval of New Contraceptive

By Evita Almassi | Aug 10, 2018 | Comments Off on NWHN Applauds Approval of New Contraceptive

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Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org or (202) 682-2640

Brightness Among the Clouds: Positive Women’s Health Efforts at the FDA

By NWHN Staff | Aug 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Brightness Among the Clouds: Positive Women’s Health Efforts at the FDA

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 to reproductive freedom.

Safety Precautions Surrounding Essure for Long-Term Birth Control

By NWHN Staff | Jul 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Safety Precautions Surrounding Essure for Long-Term Birth Control

“Bayer has recently announced they will remove Essure from the market, but my doctor has just recommended Essure as permanent birth control since it will be available until the end of the year… what should I know?”

NWHN Statement on Halt of Essure Sales in the U.S.

By Cindy Pearson | Jul 20, 2018 | Comments Off on NWHN Statement on Halt of Essure Sales in the U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org or (202) 682-2640

10 Things to Know About Trump’s Title X Rule

By NWHN Staff | Jul 3, 2018 | Comments Off on 10 Things to Know About Trump’s Title X Rule

On June 1, 2018, the Trump administration proposed drastic changes to Title X, the nation’s program for affordable birth control and reproductive health care. This proposed rule is #MoreThanAGagRule and threatens to take away quality, affordable reproductive health care and…

Cancer & Birth Control: Just Give Us the Facts

By Cindy Pearson | Apr 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Cancer & Birth Control: Just Give Us the Facts

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 that patients’ have the right to accurate, helpful information about their diagnosis, conditions, treatment options, and possible risks.

What Is the Birth Control Implant and How Is It Different From an IUD?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 29, 2018 | Comments Off on What Is the Birth Control Implant and How Is It Different From an IUD?

Both birth control implants and IUDs are LARCs, or Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives, meaning these methods last for an extended period of time, are highly effective, and work without user action, but cannot be controlled or terminated by the user.

Update on Internal (Female) Condoms

By NWHN Staff | Feb 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Update on Internal (Female) Condoms

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.

The Power of Protection: Why the FDA’s Policy on Female Condoms Matters

By NWHN Staff | Jan 12, 2018 | Comments Off on The Power of Protection: Why the FDA’s Policy on Female Condoms Matters

A few weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration issued a proposal that would update the single-use female condom to a Level II classification, and rename it the “internal condom.” Following FDA procedures, they opened the proposal up to comments.

NWHN Statement on Contemporary Hormonal Contraception and the Risk of Breast Cancer

By Cindy Pearson | Dec 7, 2017 | Comments Off on NWHN Statement on Contemporary Hormonal Contraception and the Risk of Breast Cancer

The following statement can be attributed to Cynthia A. Pearson, Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network. The Danish Sex Hormone Registry study on the risk of breast cancer with current hormonal contraception provides valuable information to help people…