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Using Birth Control to Regulate or Skip Your Period

By Ali Tweedt | Aug 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Using Birth Control to Regulate or Skip Your Period

Many women may want to skip their periods using birth control for a number of reasons, such as travel, a busy week, painful menstruation, etc.

Can Continuous Birth Control Usage Manage Excessive Bleeding?

By Shaniqua Seth | Mar 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Can Continuous Birth Control Usage Manage Excessive Bleeding?

“I’m a 55-year-old woman that still has her period. I also have a history of fibroids. Currently, my period lasts 2-3 weeks in length and I struggle with low ferritin levels. I need to stop my period to successfully build my iron storage. For someone my age, would the birth control pill Lybrel be a suitable option for me?”

#FreeThePill: What Does That Actually Mean?

By NWHN Staff | Nov 13, 2015 | Comments Off on #FreeThePill: What Does That Actually Mean?

Visiting Twitter, you might have seen the hashtag #freethepill. You might have jumped to a conclusion, thinking you knew what it meant. I know, some of you are probably thinking it means to make the pill (birth control) free… but not quite.

Changed “For Good”

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Changed “For Good”

Last year, the NWHN received a generous donation from For Good, an endeavor established by Megan Williams in memory of her sister, Melissa, who passed away in 2007 from pulmonary embolisms (blood clots) in her lungs. Melissa’s family believes the clots were caused by Yaz, the birth control Melissa used.