Breast Health

The Path Forward is a Radical One

By NWHN Staff | Feb 26, 2020 | Comments Off on The Path Forward is a Radical One

“A leopard can’t change its spots” perfectly captures how I think about the breast cancer industry and the true nature of “pink ribbon culture.”

Is My Chronic Pain Related to My Silicone Breast Implants?

By Evita Almassi | Oct 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Is My Chronic Pain Related to My Silicone Breast Implants?

Short answer, it’s definitely possible. 

Why Is the FDA Calling for the Removal of Certain Breast Implant Models From the Market?

By NWHN Staff | Aug 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Why Is the FDA Calling for the Removal of Certain Breast Implant Models From the Market?

The National Women’s Health Network (The NWHN) believes that more needs to be done to protect people against unnecessary harm caused by silicone gel-filled breast implants. Implants have been on the market for more than 30 years, and during that time they’ve been used by millions of people. 

FDA General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel Meeting on Breast Implant Safety

By Tessa Ruff | Apr 15, 2019 | Comments Off on FDA General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel Meeting on Breast Implant Safety

Earlier in March, the FDA sent warning letters to two breast implant manufacturers, Mentor and Sientra, citing their failure to conduct safety studies after approval. In Australia and France, authorities have been pulling textured implants off the market due to the risk of cancer.

My “Baby Friendly” Hospital Harmed My Baby: How Hospitals Can Do Better

By Sarah Christopherson | Feb 6, 2019 | Comments Off on My “Baby Friendly” Hospital Harmed My Baby: How Hospitals Can Do Better

Good information isn’t always enough to overcome bad systems.

What is “Breast Implant Illness,” and What Are the Risks of Breast Implants?

By NWHN Staff | Feb 4, 2019 | Comments Off on What is “Breast Implant Illness,” and What Are the Risks of Breast Implants?

“I have breast implants and over the last 2 and a half years have developed over 30 illness symptoms. I came across a group with thousands of women suffering in silence like me! I need more information on breast implant illness and the risks of breast implants.”

We’re Still Here: Why the HHS Censoring Women’s Health Matters

By Negar Esfandiari | Apr 6, 2018 | Comments Off on We’re Still Here: Why the HHS Censoring Women’s Health Matters

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. Or maybe you’re just wondering how frequently you should get tested for STIs, and within minutes you can consult a number of trusted resources. Seems pretty universal, right?

How Often Should I Be Giving Myself a Breast Exam as a Transgender Woman?

By NWHN Staff | Feb 22, 2018 | Comments Off on How Often Should I Be Giving Myself a Breast Exam as a Transgender Woman?

There are a few different types of breast exams, including a self-performed one and screening tests performed by healthcare professionals. Doctors suggest that you should perform a breast exam on yourself at least once a month to ensure there are no abnormalities.

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 Danish Sex Hormone Registry study on the risk of breast cancer with current hormonal contraception provides valuable information to help people making decisions about contraception. The study found that current hormonal contraceptives are associated with a small increased risk…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Evita Almassi | Oct 20, 2017 | Comments Off on October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Far too many women, 1 in 8 to be precise, are diagnosed with breast cancer.