Medication Abortion

FDA Is on the Road to Getting It Right on Abortion Care

By Cindy Pearson | May 5, 2016 | Comments Off on FDA Is on the Road to Getting It Right on Abortion Care

I still remember how I felt when I saw the sign warning of potential traffic jams due to a special event at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It was early morning on July 19, 1996, and four NWHN colleagues and I were on the way to attend the FDA Advisory Committee meeting about mifepristone (known as “RU 486” or the “French abortion pill”).

NWHN Applauds FDA for New Evidence Based Label Demonstrating Continued Safety & Efficacy of Medication Abortion

By Shaniqua Seth | Apr 4, 2016 | Comments Off on NWHN Applauds FDA for New Evidence Based Label Demonstrating Continued Safety & Efficacy of Medication Abortion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Shaniqua Seth at sseth@nwhn.org or 202.682-2640, ext. 225

BIG News from the FDA Today!

By NWHN Staff | Mar 30, 2016 | Comments Off on BIG News from the FDA Today!

Today, the FDA announced major (and long overdue!) changes to the Mifeprex® (medication abortion pill) label.

Wishing Mifepristone a Happy 15th Anniversary!

By NWHN Staff | Sep 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Wishing Mifepristone a Happy 15th Anniversary!

At the Network, we love having a reason to celebrate – and what better reason than a birthday! Today marks the 15th anniversary of the U.S. approval of mifepristone – a day that deserves to be lifted up and celebrated.

Policy Facts: Abortion with Pills (Medication Abortion)

By NWHN Staff | Aug 13, 2015 | Comments Off on Policy Facts: Abortion with Pills (Medication Abortion)

Abortion with pills, also called medication abortion, is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy by inducing miscarriage. When pregnant people visit the doctor for an abortion using pills, they are most often prescribed two different drugs, to be taken 1-2 days apart.

G Spots and Sore Spots

By NWHN Staff | Nov 1, 2014 | Comments Off on G Spots and Sore Spots

G spots You may have heard about the “friend-zone” (a platonic relationship where one person has unrequited feelings for the other), but here’s a new term: the “co-zone” — short for “condom-zone.”  MTV and Trojan Brand Condoms have partnered to…

Women Taking Abortion Pills on Their Own

By Amy Allina | Jul 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Women Taking Abortion Pills on Their Own

When a woman in Idaho, who had taken drugs that she ordered over the Internet to end her unintended pregnancy, told a friend about what she experienced, she ended up under arrest, charged with a felony for having an illegal abortion.