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Celebrating World Contraception Day 2018: Continuing the Quest for the Perfect Contraceptive

World Contraception Day is an annual campaign on September 26, supported by 17 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), “around a vision where every pregnancy is wanted.” In the words of the World Health Organization, World Contraception Day’s mission is “to improve awareness of all contraceptive methods available and enable young people to make informed choices on their [...]

Celebrating World Contraception Day 2018: Continuing the Quest for the Perfect Contraceptive 2018-09-25T14:55:43+00:00

Sexual Health Month: Highlighting Unmet Medical Needs

The American Sexual Health Association is observing September as Sexual Health Month, in keeping with the World Association for Sexual Health designation of World Sexual Health Day. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are by far the most widespread sexual health conditions affecting both women and men. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that there are approximately [...]

Sexual Health Month: Highlighting Unmet Medical Needs 2018-09-25T13:56:37+00:00

A New Oral Option for Management of Endometriosis-Associated Pain

FDA approval of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist elagolix as an oral agent for management of moderate-to-severe pain associated with endometriosis provides an important treatment option for a condition that compromises quality of life for approximately 10% of women of reproductive age. Types of pain associated with endometriosis include painful periods, painful ovulation, pain during or [...]

A New Oral Option for Management of Endometriosis-Associated Pain 2018-08-22T13:27:11+00:00

Health Decisions Embraces #NextGenContraception Campaign

Health Decisions' CEO Patrick Phillips Supports the #NextGenContraception Campaign Health Decisions is a women's health specialty CRO with extraordinary experience and capabilities in contraceptive research. For more than 20 years, Health Decisions has served as the Coordinating Center for the Contraceptive Clinical Trials Network of the National Institute of Child Health and Human [...]

Health Decisions Embraces #NextGenContraception Campaign 2018-08-06T18:03:46+00:00

Uterine Fibroid Awareness and Participation in Clinical Trials

Health Decisions supports the recognition of July as Fibroid Awareness Month. Health Decisions' Chief Medical Officer Andrea S. Lukes, MD, MHSc, FACOG, is a practicing OB/GYN and an active Principal Investigator with experience in uterine fibroid clinical trials. Dr. Lukes offers this blog post in support of fibroid awareness and clinical development of new fibroid [...]

Uterine Fibroid Awareness and Participation in Clinical Trials 2018-07-23T13:05:01+00:00

A Top Priority in Women’s Health Research: Noninvasive Endometriosis Diagnostics

Development of a noninvasive diagnostic for endometriosis has long been a priority for researchers. For example, a workshop report from the 2011 World Congress of Endometriosis entitled Defining Future Directions for Endometriosis Research noted both the need for a noninvasive diagnostic and the challenge: A noninvasive test for the reliable diagnosis of endometriosis, and in [...]

A Top Priority in Women’s Health Research: Noninvasive Endometriosis Diagnostics 2018-09-19T17:53:55+00:00

Patient Advocacy Groups and Clinical Trials: Impressions from DIA 2018

The Health Decisions team at DIA 2018 left with the impression that the biopharma industry values relationships with patient advocacy groups but use of such groups in study planning and protocol development remains the exception rather than the rule. Health Decisions' Chief Medical Officer Andrea Lukes, MD, MHSc, FACOG, chaired a DIA forum entitled "From [...]

Patient Advocacy Groups and Clinical Trials: Impressions from DIA 2018 2018-06-29T16:08:08+00:00

Advances in Male Contraception a Positive for Women’s Health

Progress in male contraception, including male hormonal contraception, has captured the attention of mainstream media, as demonstrated by an article in the June 18 issue of Time Magazine, "This Man Wants to Be on Birth Control: Inside the race to develop a better male contraceptive." (Subscription required.) Author Alexandra Sifferlin has provided an excellent overview of the field [...]

Advances in Male Contraception a Positive for Women’s Health 2018-06-20T20:41:31+00:00

The HealthyWomen Dinner: The Difference Between Men and Women in Clinical Research

Health Decisions was pleased to participate in the 2018 HealthyWomen dinner, held at the Italian Embassy in Washington June 13, where the theme was "'Alla Nostra Salute! To Our Health' - Celebrating innovation that advances women's health research and advocacy for future generations." HealthyWomen is an independent nonprofit organization addressing one of many underserved needs in [...]

The HealthyWomen Dinner: The Difference Between Men and Women in Clinical Research 2018-06-19T21:20:45+00:00

CEO Takeaways from BIO 2018: Focus on Women’s Health

Health Decisions CEO, Patrick Phillips, BSc (Hons), D.Phil., attended BIO 2018 in Boston to meet with companies active in development of new therapeutic and diagnostic products to improve healthcare outcomes for women. After the conference, Dr. Phillips offered observations on a variety of trends in evidence at the conference and on Boston as a conference [...]

CEO Takeaways from BIO 2018: Focus on Women’s Health 2018-06-21T15:08:11+00:00
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