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

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

Hormonal Birth Control and Blood Clot Risk

Combined hormonal contraception (CHC) methods are birth control methods containing the hormones estrogen and progestin. Tens of millions of people safely use CHCs—including birth control pills, patches, and vaginal rings—to help space births and prevent unintended pregnancy. All CHCs carry a small, increased risk of blood clots, though this risk is significantly smaller than the … Continued