Two Rings Are Better Than One

Valentine’s Day is this weekend and there’s no better way to celebrate than taking charge of your sexual health by using the FC2 female condom! The FC2 female condom is the only woman-initiated product that provides women and men protection against HIV, STIs, and unplanned pregnancy. Its flexible inner ring is inserted deep into the … Continued

RX for Change: Choosing Wisely on Getting a Bone Density Test

Recommendations about bone density (BD) testing have shifted over the last few years — we are proud to say, more toward what the NWHN has recommended for over a decade! This article reviews the BD testing recommendations from the Choosing Wisely® (CW) campaign. This campaign grew from an American Board of Internal Medicine program called … Continued

NWHN in Action – May/June 2014

What’s at stake? This is the question we often hear about health care coverage, drug safety, and safe abortion care. The answer: women’s lives! Thanks to our members’ generous support, the National Women’s Health Network is able to work on all fronts — advocating, collaborating, and educating to advance women’s health. Here are some highlights … Continued

Not Your Mother’s IUD: Risks and Benefit’s of Modern IUDs

I had an Intrauterine Devices (IUD) in the 70s, when a feminist outcry exposed serious problems caused by the Dalkon Shield IUD, including infertility, uterine perforation, and death. The Dalkon Shield was removed from the market and its manufacturer declared bankruptcy after paying millions of dollars in malpractice settlements. So, I was skeptical when a … Continued