Hormonal Birth Control

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 following statement can be attributed to Cynthia A. Pearson, Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network. The Danish Sex Hormone Registry study on the risk of breast cancer with current hormonal contraception provides valuable information to help people…

Health Facts: Hormonal Birth Control and Blood Clot Risk

By NWHN Staff | Feb 21, 2017 | Comments Off on 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.

Hormone Risk Throughout the Lifespan

By NWHN Staff | May 3, 2016 | Comments Off on Hormone Risk Throughout the Lifespan

Millions of women take hormones every day, and yet many don’t fully realize the risks. People often forget that the birth control pill, revolutionary, game-changing medicine, is in fact, a drug. In its early form, “the Pill” had such high hormone levels and negative side effects that women, and the women’s health community, protested — and succeeded in making it safer.