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FDA Approves “ADDYI”

Dear Patient, Supporters and Friends, Today the FDA made #HERstory for women with the approval of a first-ever medical treatment option for women’s most common sexual dysfunction, known as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, or HSDD. You can think of this disorder (HSDD) as: distressing low desire that can affect a

Vulvovaginal Atrophy – Are You Suffering in Silence?

Vulvovaginal Atrophy The symptoms of vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women most commonly include dryness (the sensation of dryness unrelated to sexual activity), and dyspareunia (difficult or painful sexual intercourse). The relative proportion of these two symptoms appears to vary. Reported differences in the relative prevalence of dryness vs. dyspareunia may

There is a Non-Hormonal Prescription Option for Hot Flashes

Non-Hormonal Prescription Option for Hot Flashes Hot flashes and its nocturnal cousin, night sweats, the highly descriptive street names for the vasomotor symptoms (VMS) experienced by as many as 80% of menopausal women, are the most common of all menopausal symptoms. No consensus exists on the pathophysiology of menopausal VMS,

Opposition to the “Pink Pill”

Opposition to the “Pink Pill” –  New View Campaign Has an Old View (Part 1 of a 4-Part Series) During the public hearing portion of the advisory committee meeting, most of the testimony came from women seeking approval of the drug. However, there were some naysayers. Their arguments against approval

A call to review the Women’s Health Initiative

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It’s not too late to help the next generation of women by reviewing the Women’s Health Initiative Ten years ago, the Women’s Health Initiative dropped a bombshell when it reported that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increased a woman’s risk for heart disease, stroke, pulmonary embolism and breast cancer. What followed