Since You Asked

How do I report something to the FDA? My doctor and I think I might be having an adverse reaction.

By NWHN Staff | Mar 24, 2021 | Comments Off on How do I report something to the FDA? My doctor and I think I might be having an adverse reaction.

In the rare case that you have an adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine, there are multiple ways to contact the FDA. While the FDA does not always investigate individual reports, it is certainly worthwhile to file a report describing what happened to you.

Since You Asked – COVID-19 vaccine safety for pregnant and lactating individuals

By NWHN Staff | Mar 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked – COVID-19 vaccine safety for pregnant and lactating individuals

Some pregnant and lactating individuals have reported feeling hesitant about receiving one of the FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines due to the exclusion of pregnant and lactating people in the clinical trials. In fact, most drugs and vaccines are never studied in pregnant people, and pregnant people are encouraged to avoid any medications that aren’t absolutely necessary.

Since You Asked: Ovaries – is one the same as two?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked: Ovaries – is one the same as two?

Question:  I lost one of my ovaries due to a benign ovarian cyst in 2019. I’m having a very difficult time finding medical studies on the effect of losing one ovary on a woman’s long-term physical, sexual, and emotional health. …

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

By NWHN Staff | 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.