Vyleesi Fact Sheet

What is bremelanotide (Vyleesi)?  Bremelanotide (brand name: Vyleesi) is a drug approved by the FDA to treat a lack of sexual desire (hypoactive sexual desire disorder) in premenopausal women. Overview  Bremelanotide is designed to be used on an “as-needed” basis about 45 minutes before sexual activity is expected.  It has to be injected, and an … Continued

Addyi Health Fact Sheet

  What is Flibanserin (Addyi)? Flibanserin (brand name: Addyi) is the first drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat lack of sexual desire (Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder) in premenopausal women.  Although the drug is ineffective and potentially dangerous, the agency approved it in 2015 over the objections of the NWHN and … Continued

Health Facts: Abortion with Pills

Medication abortion is the method of safely and effectively inducing a miscarriage using FDA-approved abortion pills What is medication abortion? The two most common methods of safely and effectively ending a pregnancy are in-clinic abortions and abortions with FDA-approved pills, also known as medication abortion. During an in-clinic abortion (sometimes called a “surgical abortion”), a … Continued

Health Facts: Hormonal Birth Control and Blood Clot Risk

Even the safest drugs and medical devices carry some risk of side effects but with good information about the risks and benefits of various birth control methods, you can make an informed decision about what is best for you.       What are combined hormonal contraceptives (CHCs)? Birth control methods that contain the hormones … Continued