• Snapshots – May/June 2015
    Girls who consume a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) may menstruate earlier. Researchers conducted a prospective study of 5,583 girls aged 9-14, from 1996 to 2001. None of the girls had started their period when the study began; follow-up questionnaires were collected in 2003 and 2005. On average, girls reported having their first period (menarche) ...
  • Rx for Change — Binge-Eating Disorder: Another Invented Disease Brought to You by Pharma
    Ever notice how dinner party hosts estimate portions based on their own appetites? Small eaters may leave their guests hungry; large eaters may have plenty of leftovers. Adriane’s in the latter category; her guests learn to enjoy her food in generous portions, or risk her wrath. Charlea, on the other hand, considers salad dinner. Somehow, ...
  • Young Feminists: Nobody Said It Would Be Easy
    The accident happened somewhere between the sweet potato hash I made for dinner and the last song on my Richard Stewart vinyl. It was three months since I decided to take a break from a 12-year stint on the Pill, and I was trying to navigate my new relationship and new diaphragm. I know what ...
  • Women and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Global Epidemic
    Worldwide, at least 44 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, with at least 5 million in the United States alone. The number of Americans who have Alzheimer’s and other dementias will escalate rapidly in coming years as the Baby Boom generation ages. By 2050, the number of people age 65 and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Thank you to Our Long-Time Supporters!
    When we call our members during our phone-a-thons, they often pour support through the telephone line, and let us know they stand with us. In commemoration of our 40th anniversary, the Network wishes to explicitly express our appreciation for our members’ generosity and commitment. We are especially proud that we have hundreds of members who have ...
  • When Informed Consent Becomes State-Mandated Lies
    I think I was sitting on the subway when I first read the phrase “reversible abortion.” Wherever I was, I did a double-take to make sure I’d read it correctly. Yep, that’s what it said! Apparently, politicians have created a completely non-existent medical condition – “reversible abortion” — and, what’s worse, passed laws mandating doctors ...

 

  • Snapshots – May/June 2015
    Girls who consume a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) may menstruate earlier. Researchers conducted a prospective study of 5,583 girls aged 9-14, from 1996 to 2001. None of the girls had started their period when the study began; follow-up questionnaires were collected in 2003 and 2005. On average, girls reported having their first period (menarche) ...
  • Rx for Change — Binge-Eating Disorder: Another Invented Disease Brought to You by Pharma
    Ever notice how dinner party hosts estimate portions based on their own appetites? Small eaters may leave their guests hungry; large eaters may have plenty of leftovers. Adriane’s in the latter category; her guests learn to enjoy her food in generous portions, or risk her wrath. Charlea, on the other hand, considers salad dinner. Somehow, ...
  • Young Feminists: Nobody Said It Would Be Easy
    The accident happened somewhere between the sweet potato hash I made for dinner and the last song on my Richard Stewart vinyl. It was three months since I decided to take a break from a 12-year stint on the Pill, and I was trying to navigate my new relationship and new diaphragm. I know what ...
  • Women and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Global Epidemic
    Worldwide, at least 44 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, with at least 5 million in the United States alone. The number of Americans who have Alzheimer’s and other dementias will escalate rapidly in coming years as the Baby Boom generation ages. By 2050, the number of people age 65 and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Thank you to Our Long-Time Supporters!
    When we call our members during our phone-a-thons, they often pour support through the telephone line, and let us know they stand with us. In commemoration of our 40th anniversary, the Network wishes to explicitly express our appreciation for our members’ generosity and commitment. We are especially proud that we have hundreds of members who have ...
  • When Informed Consent Becomes State-Mandated Lies
    I think I was sitting on the subway when I first read the phrase “reversible abortion.” Wherever I was, I did a double-take to make sure I’d read it correctly. Yep, that’s what it said! Apparently, politicians have created a completely non-existent medical condition – “reversible abortion” — and, what’s worse, passed laws mandating doctors ...