Blog 2019-03-13T22:32:06+00:00

Contraception: Past and Future

HD begins (another) new era of supporting vital reproductive health research

By Clint Dart, Vice President, Biostatistics and Programming, Health Decisions

September 16, 2019

The contraceptive market has changed substantially since the first birth control pill was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1960. Past research has led to the availability of new contraceptive methods, and helped to define the focus of future research addressing evolving consumer demand. As we embark on the start of […]

Low sex drive? It’s more complicated than you may think.

September 10, 2019

By Kristen Snipes, Director, Clinical Operations

Internet personality and women’s health advocate, Madge the Vag by Scary Mommy recently  shared two Instagram videos tackling hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), a bothersome decrease in the desire to engage in sexual activity affecting an estimated ten percent of women. The videos, launched in partnership with AMAG’s, highlight the impact of HSDD and offer tips for women as they prepare to speak with their healthcare provider. We’re excited to see an open […]

September 10th, 2019|Categories: Women's Health, womens-health-blog|

Progress in HPV: Novan Receives Grant for Further Research on Women’s Health Candidates

August 28, 2019

In 1998, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Robert F. Furchgott, Dr. Louis J. Ignarro and Ferid Murad for their research identifying nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system. Since then, studies have demonstrated the benefit of nitric oxide in several indications, including cancer and inflammatory conditions. Novan is investigating the potential application of nitric oxide in the treatment of human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV-related conditions, […]

August 28th, 2019|Categories: Women's Health, womens-health-blog|

Health Decisions and DSP Clinical Research Form Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Reproductive Research

Durham, N.C. and Fairfield, N.J., June 18, 2019 – Health Decisions, Inc., a full-service contract research organization (CRO) specializing in women’s health clinical research and diagnostic development, today announced the formation of a strategic partnership with DSP Clinical Research, a full-service CRO specializing in reproductive endocrinology/infertility studies.

Patrick Phillips, CEO, Health Decisions

“We are pleased to partner with DSP to provide companies that are developing interventional and medical device assets in fertility/infertility with a comprehensive therapeutic and operational […]

June 18th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases, Reproductive Health, Strategic Partnerships|

Clinical Trials Day

Celebrating the faces behind our women’s health research

May 20, 2019

When Jacqueline Benton graduated from North Carolina’s Meredith College in 2018 she knew she wanted to work in the medical field and she knew that she wanted to help women. But the details were still a little fuzzy.

Then she saw a job posting at Health Decisions for a Clinical Trail Associate (CTA) on LinkedIn, and she knew it was the right fit. “It was a way to bring all […]

May 20th, 2019|Categories: About Us, Industry Events, Women's Health, womens-health-blog|

Celebrating National Women’s Health Week at #ACOG19

ACOG attendees show their support for women’s health in Music City

May 15, 2019

This year’s theme at the Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) focused on accessing the spectrum of quality health care. This included technological advances in surgery, the latest in mental health and pain management treatments and the state of maternal health in the United States.

With National Women’s Health Week following close on the heels of the ACOG meeting, Health Decisions wanted to provide attendees […]

May 15th, 2019|Categories: Events, Reproductive Health, Women's Health, womens-health-blog|

Dating Apps and Clinical Research

How social media and big data are changing the way we recruit 

May 14, 2019

By Amber Blackmon, Senior Clinical Trial Lead, Health Decisions

If you want to attract young, sexually-active men and women to a clinical trial, try Tinder. It may sound like a glib suggestion, but social media advertising – and ads on Tinder in particular – has proven to be a […]

May 14th, 2019|Categories: Enrollment, Women's Health, womens-health-blog|

Let’s Talk About Sex

Why sexual health must be part of the conversation during Women’s Health Week and every week!

May 13, 2019

A guest blog by Dr. Sheryl A. Kingsberg, PhD, IF

Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of OB/GYN, MacDonald Women’s Hospital

Professor, Departments of Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Today marks the launch of National Women’s Health Week, which seems like an excellent time to talk about sex. If you ever watch Netflix, surf social media, or […]

International HPV Awareness Day: Driving Progress to Improve Patient Care

Increased understanding of the human papillomavirus can lead to better health outcomes and medical advancement

March 4, 2019

By Andrea S. Lukes, MD, MHSc, FACOG, Chief Medical Officer, Health Decisions and Elizabeth Messersmith, PhD, Chief Development Officer, Novan

March 4, 2019 is the second annual International HPV Awareness Day. This event, initiated by the International Papilloma Society to improve worldwide understanding of the human papillomavirus […]

Driving Innovation in Contraceptive Care by Putting the User First

A Q&A with Dr. Régine Sitruk-Ware 
December 17, 2018

Clinical research in contraceptive care has led to several new treatment options in recent years, but with many needs still unaddressed, researchers continue to seek alternative solutions. Dr. Régine Sitruk-Ware of the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research, recently named one of the 50 most influential people in health care in 2018 by TIME for her innovative work in female and male contraception, shared insights on how contraceptive care is evolving.

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December 17th, 2018|Categories: womens-health-blog|