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Woman's Health Activist Newsletter - January/February 2015

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  • Access to Health Care for Women Living with HIV: A Reproductive Justice Issue
    This year, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) celebrated its fifth year of providing millions of people with health insurance. In 2015, 11.7 million Americans — including 6.2 million women — got covered thanks to the health reform law.1  The ACA has been a huge advance for women’s health, and has largely met its goals to increase ...
  • Alternative Approaches to Address Menopausal Symptoms
    The most common complaint among women going through the menopausal transition is about hot flashes and night sweats. Given the risks of menopause hormone therapy, many women seek alternative approaches to controlling these problems. These include: Following a low-fat diet, which has been found to help with menopausal symptoms and has the added benefit of reducing ...
  • As Long As It Takes! Health Care for All is Worth It.
    As I write this, Network staffers are celebrating the Supreme Court decision in the King v. Burwell case (and the marriage equality cases, too!). I am not afraid to admit that we were worried. If the Supreme Court had decided against us, 6.3 million people in 34 states would have lost the financial subsidies that ...
  • Do YOU Want to Join the NWHN Board of Directors?
    Do YOU Want to Join the NWHN Board of Directors?
    Who wouldn’t? It’s election time again, and the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) is inviting nominations for our board of directors. We are seeking candidates who understand the NWHN’s mission, support its goals, and are committed to the organization’s activist nature. We value diversity in race, class, age, sexual identity and geographic location, and seek ...
  • Employee Matching Gift Programs
    The Network has always said “no” to BigPharma money because we know who we are accountable to – our members. But, for that reason, the growth and sustainability of our advocacy campaigns is dependent upon the support of thousands of individuals. As we challenge dangerous drugs and devices, secure sexual and reproductive health rights, and ...
  • Flibanserin: the FDA’s Approval is Bad Science and Bad Precedent
    Flibanserin: the FDA’s Approval is Bad Science and Bad Precedent
    This year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made history — for all the wrong reasons. After a five-year battle for approval, on August 18th, the agency succumbed to a relentless and clever public relations campaign and approved flibanserin, the first drug to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in women. That means that, as ...
  • Is a Lower Number Worth a Higher Risk?
    Imagine taking a pill, stepping on your scale, and seeing a lower number — just like that, and just in time for Spring’s warmer weather. Now, imagine that lower number coming at a heavy price — and not just the money you’ll spend on your weight loss drug’s prescription. Would you be willing to take ...