• The FDA’s Hesitation to Approve ‘Female Sexual Dysfunction’ Drugs Isn’t About Sexism
    The cultural impact and huge profitability of male-targeted impotence drugs has prompted a rapidly accelerating race to create similar drug treatments for women. Despite more than a decade of research and millions of dollars spent on development, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has yet to approve a single drug treatment for cis women dealing ...
  • Snapshots – March/April 2015
    Talking about gay marriage can improve people’s perceptions of the issue, but may not create permanent attitude changes. A recent study, which followed 972 voters’ views on gay marriage for 9 months, found the messenger matters as much as the message. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people who canvassed voters to support same-sex marriage ...
  • RX for Change: Language Matters, Especially When Talking About Root Causes
    For my 67th birthday this year, my dear friend Peaches — with whom I shared those heady years in Jane, the underground, feminist abortion service — sent me a card. On the front was a picture of an elderly woman (much older than me) carrying a placard that said, “I Cannot Believe I Still Have ...
  • The Great Diabetes Epidemic
    In the past few months, there have been two deaths from Ebola in the United States, and half a dozen patients with the disease have been transferred from West Africa to specialized U.S. facilities for treatment. Americans are panicking about a U.S. Ebola epidemic, which has evoked a loud call for public health action — ...
  • Young Feminist: The Inevitable Feminist
    I recently made a profile for an on-line dating website. I still feel iffy about relegating my dating life to computer algorithms, but as my parents’ “jokes” about bringing me a nice boy from Korea increase in frequency, I figured it was time to take matters into my own hands. My friends helped me answer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Maternal Mortality Review – Each Death Matters
    The United States is one of few industrialized countries where maternal death rates are rising.1  Rates of maternal mortality in the United States are also higher among certain groups than others, including African-American women, who are three to four times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than are White women.2 Sadly, the vast majority ...
  • The Women’s Health Activist: A Reliable Source for Information in a Changing World
    During the last few weeks, I’ve had a chance to talk to several members about the Network’s newsletter. Some wanted to tell me that they liked the new look. (We do, too!) Others had compliments or criticisms about a specific article that ran in a recent issue. Mostly, though, people had suggestions about topics they’d ...

 

  • The FDA’s Hesitation to Approve ‘Female Sexual Dysfunction’ Drugs Isn’t About Sexism
    The cultural impact and huge profitability of male-targeted impotence drugs has prompted a rapidly accelerating race to create similar drug treatments for women. Despite more than a decade of research and millions of dollars spent on development, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has yet to approve a single drug treatment for cis women dealing ...
  • Snapshots – March/April 2015
    Talking about gay marriage can improve people’s perceptions of the issue, but may not create permanent attitude changes. A recent study, which followed 972 voters’ views on gay marriage for 9 months, found the messenger matters as much as the message. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people who canvassed voters to support same-sex marriage ...
  • RX for Change: Language Matters, Especially When Talking About Root Causes
    For my 67th birthday this year, my dear friend Peaches — with whom I shared those heady years in Jane, the underground, feminist abortion service — sent me a card. On the front was a picture of an elderly woman (much older than me) carrying a placard that said, “I Cannot Believe I Still Have ...
  • The Great Diabetes Epidemic
    In the past few months, there have been two deaths from Ebola in the United States, and half a dozen patients with the disease have been transferred from West Africa to specialized U.S. facilities for treatment. Americans are panicking about a U.S. Ebola epidemic, which has evoked a loud call for public health action — ...
  • Young Feminist: The Inevitable Feminist
    I recently made a profile for an on-line dating website. I still feel iffy about relegating my dating life to computer algorithms, but as my parents’ “jokes” about bringing me a nice boy from Korea increase in frequency, I figured it was time to take matters into my own hands. My friends helped me answer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Maternal Mortality Review – Each Death Matters
    The United States is one of few industrialized countries where maternal death rates are rising.1  Rates of maternal mortality in the United States are also higher among certain groups than others, including African-American women, who are three to four times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than are White women.2 Sadly, the vast majority ...
  • The Women’s Health Activist: A Reliable Source for Information in a Changing World
    During the last few weeks, I’ve had a chance to talk to several members about the Network’s newsletter. Some wanted to tell me that they liked the new look. (We do, too!) Others had compliments or criticisms about a specific article that ran in a recent issue. Mostly, though, people had suggestions about topics they’d ...