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Is Skipping Your Period Safe?

By Shaniqua Seth | Oct 20, 2016 | Comments Off on Is Skipping Your Period Safe?

The National Women’s Health Network supports women who are interested in decreasing the frequency of their periods (menstrual cycle) or even stopping their periods entirely. This practice is called “menstrual suppression.”

What Options Do I Have to Shrink My Fibroids?

By Shaniqua Seth | Sep 30, 2016 | Comments Off on What Options Do I Have to Shrink My Fibroids?

Muscular tumors that grow in the uterine wall, called “fibroids,” are extremely common; about 30 percent of women experience fibroids by age 35, and about 70-80 of women have fibroids by age 50.

NWHN’s Thoughts on Tamoxifen

By NWHN Staff | Sep 15, 2016 | Comments Off on NWHN’s Thoughts on Tamoxifen

The National Women’s Health Network does not have a position on the use of estrogen blockers. However, we can offer our thoughts on the use of anti-estrogen drugs for noninvasive conditions.

Will Antibiotics Decrease the Effectiveness of My Birth Control Pill?

By Shaniqua Seth | Sep 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Will Antibiotics Decrease the Effectiveness of My Birth Control Pill?

Taking hormonal contraceptives with rifampicin reduces the contraceptive’s effectiveness, which could result in unintended pregnancy or breakthrough bleeding.

Reconsidering Reclast

By Shaniqua Seth | Aug 11, 2016 | Comments Off on Reconsidering Reclast

Reclast is one of eight FDA approved bisphosphonates. Bisphosphonates are a type of drug commonly used for osteoporosis treatment and prevention.

What to Do About My Irregular Periods?

By Shaniqua Seth | Aug 4, 2016 | Comments Off on What to Do About My Irregular Periods?

Drugs, stress, eating disorders, weight, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and/or varying medical disorders can all factor into why irregular menstrual cycles occur and how long they will last. A regular menstrual cycle can signal that essential body parts are working normally.

Is A Pelvic Exam Possible After a Hysterectomy?

By NWHN Staff | Jul 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Is A Pelvic Exam Possible After a Hysterectomy?

Your uterus is not the only part of the body examined during a pelvic exam. In addition to the uterus, a doctor will also examine the vulva, vagina, cervix, rectum and pelvis for any abnormalities. Depending on the type of hysterectomy you received, other areas may still need to be examined during a pelvic exam.