Gynecological Health

Treating Fibroids and Endometriosis with Hormone-lowering Medications

By NWHN Staff | Feb 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Treating Fibroids and Endometriosis with Hormone-lowering Medications

Endometriosis and uterine fibroids are two very common women’s health conditions that have a frustratingly limited number of treatments.

Rx For Change: Racial Disparities in Cervical Cancer Mortality

By NWHN Staff | Jan 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Rx For Change: Racial Disparities in Cervical Cancer Mortality

Race is a strong predictor for the development of cervical cancer in the U.S., and Black women, in particular, have disproportionately higher risks for developing the disease.

Reproductive Coercion and Sterilization Abuse

By NWHN Staff | Dec 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Reproductive Coercion and Sterilization Abuse

It’s not possible to understand present-day reproductive coercion, or its lasting impact on marginalized communities, without understanding the United States’ long history of sterilization abuse.

What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

By Evita Almassi | Jan 28, 2020 | Comments Off on What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

TSS can affect men and women alike, however, it is mostly associated with women who menstruate. Toxic shock syndrome may occur from two different kinds of bacteria. The most common bacteria is staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria. The syndrome can also be caused by group A streptococcus (strep) bacteria. 

What Is a Yeast Infection?

By Evita Almassi | Jan 8, 2020 | Comments Off on What Is a Yeast Infection?

A vaginal yeast infection, also known as vuvlovaginal candidasis, is when healthy yeast over produces in the vagina.

Rx for Change: Mentioning the Unmentionable: Urinary Incontinence (UI)

By Nancy Worcester and Mariamne Whatley | Oct 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Rx for Change: Mentioning the Unmentionable: Urinary Incontinence (UI)

Urinary incontinence (UI) is finally something women can talk about—and do something about.  A new comprehensive study and a national meeting of UI researchers and other experts demonstrate widespread agreement that Kegel exercises and bladder training can improve UI symptoms for many women.[i] It’s time to make UI a topic for women’s health activism!

Is the G-Spot Real?

By NWHN Staff | Oct 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Is the G-Spot Real?

While researchers from the Journal of Sexual Medicine could find no physical evidence of a G-spot in the largest post-mortem study ever on the G-spot, this does not necessarily mean that it is not real.

Can UTIs and Common Medications Mimic Dementia Symptoms?

By Evita Almassi | Aug 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Can UTIs and Common Medications Mimic Dementia Symptoms?

Some dementia symptoms in older women such as delirium or confusion may actually be caused by the cumulative effect of taking certain over-the-counter drugs, or even by urinary tract infections.

Do Women Always Need a Man’s Consent to Get a Hysterectomy?

By NWHN Staff | Jul 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Do Women Always Need a Man’s Consent to Get a Hysterectomy?

No state mandates spousal consent for this procedure, and any such proposals would almost certainly be found to be unconstitutional. That’s because hysterectomy can be considered to be a sterilization procedure, since pregnancy cannot occur afterwards.

The NWHN’s Statement on the Results of the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV trial (ECHO)

By Cindy Pearson | Jun 14, 2019 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s Statement on the Results of the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV trial (ECHO)

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