Since You Asked

Since You Asked: Hey NWHN – Would YOU Take a COVID Vaccine?

By NWHN Contributor | Nov 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Since You Asked: Hey NWHN – Would YOU Take a COVID Vaccine?

This is a great question and, considering the political turmoil surrounding vaccine production, we’re not surprised it’s being asked repeatedly by reasonable people. The NWHN is pleased that the government is making vaccine development a priority, but as to whether…

Why Am I Hearing About a New Study on Essure When It’s No Longer In Use?

By Evita Almassi | Jul 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Why Am I Hearing About a New Study on Essure When It’s No Longer In Use?

Essure (a permanent non-hormonal, non-surgical birth control method) is no longer available in the U.S. – but many women still have the device in place, and a study of the device, mandated by the FDA is ongoing.

What Do I Need to Know About Health Care Under the Trump Administration?

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2020 | Comments Off on What Do I Need to Know About Health Care Under the Trump Administration?

The Trump-Pence administration finalized its changes to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which have far-reaching and negative implications for transgender and/or gender non-conforming people.

If I’m Not Likely to Get Seriously Ill From COVID-19, Why Should I Stay Home?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 18, 2020 | Comments Off on If I’m Not Likely to Get Seriously Ill From COVID-19, Why Should I Stay Home?

Although you might feel totally healthy, you could still be contagious, so going out to a restaurant, bar, or continuing nonessential travel puts vulnerable populations at greater risk for infection. 

How Does COVID-19 Affect Different Age Groups?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 16, 2020 | Comments Off on How Does COVID-19 Affect Different Age Groups?

Regardless of age, there are precautions all of us should take: frequent, thorough handwashing, avoiding nonessential travel and large groups of people, and disinfecting frequently touched objects. One of the most crucial steps those over 60 can take, though, is to avoid visiting with grandchildren and other young people.

What Happens in Pre-Abortion Counseling?

By NWHN Staff | Feb 25, 2020 | Comments Off on What Happens in Pre-Abortion Counseling?

The NWHN fully supports women’s access to medically sound, unbiased information so that they can make informed decisions about their health care, but that’s not the goal of these state-mandated counseling sessions.

How Do I Practice Good Post-Sex Hygiene?

By NWHN Staff | Feb 12, 2020 | Comments Off on How Do I Practice Good Post-Sex Hygiene?

Having sex can feel messy. There are many ways to practice good post-sex hygiene, even if you do not feel like showering.

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.

How Can I Prevent Osteoporosis After Having Taken Depo-Provera?

By NWHN Staff | Dec 10, 2019 | Comments Off on How Can I Prevent Osteoporosis After Having Taken Depo-Provera?

When Depo Provera was approved for use in the U.S. in 1992, preliminary research indicated that women who used Depo Provera experienced a loss of bone mineral density (BMD), which might put them at higher risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures later in life.