Since You Asked
The NWHN considers the prevention of disease to be a central priority. We hope that women can be as educated as possible when it comes to personal care products that have the potential to be harmful or disease inducing.
Doulas provide emotional support and coaching to women and their families, most often during and after childbirth. Doulas supplement other health care providers involved in birth and pregnancy and, ultimately, act as birth advocates.
The NWHN has been in this fight for a long time; we promise you we’ll keep supporting women’s health for as long as it takes to ensure that every woman can attain reproductive justice.
You may have heard the term “geriatric pregnancy” to describe pregnancy in women over age 35 — it’s come up a lot recently due to Meghan Markle’s pregnancy at age 37.
A new method for improving your chances of getting pregnant has been floating around parenting and TTC (trying to conceive) blogs recently: using a menstrual cup.
In clinical trials, results also suggest that people who stop taking Prolia and did not start another treatment experienced more vertebral fractures in the 10 months after treatment than people who had been taking a placebo. Researchers and physicians recommend that you do not stop taking Prolia without making a plan for further bone treatment.
Teriparatide (brand name Forteo) and abaloparatide (brand name Tymlos) are medications used to treat osteoporosis. Forteo is a lab-made version of human parathyroid hormone (PTH) and Tymlos is a version of human parathyroid hormone-protein. These two drugs are both similar to the PTH that your body produces naturally.
A UTI is an infection in the urinary system. The infection can be in the bladder, where urine is stored (cystitis); in the urethra, the tube from the bladder out of the body (urethritis); or in the kidneys (nephritis).
As the research currently stands, it appears that vaginal estrogen is a safe and effective treatment for vaginal discomfort due to menopause, and has a much lower risk of the cancers and cardiovascular events typically associated with hormone therapy.
Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, also known as PrEP, is when people take medicine to lower their risk of getting HIV. HIV works by hijacking healthy immune system cells and using them to produce more of the virus. PrEP prevents the virus from taking hold and starting that process.