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