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“Sex Education” Without SEX Education Is Not Sex Education

September 16, 2014 | by Kelley

The first, frenzied weeks of school are over.  Children across the United States have mastered their back-to-school routines and are (hopefully) comfortable with their new teachers and classes.  The question is, are you comfortable with our children’s classes?  More to the point, are you satisfied with the sex education our kids receive? Last summer, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed […]

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Menstrupedia: A Game-Changer in India

September 12, 2014 | by Elizabeth Fisher

          Imagine growing up thinking that every time you menstruated you were impure, dirty, sick or cursed. The stigma and resulting shame would be instilled in you every month for decades. According to the Deccan Chronicle, the largest circulating English newspaper in India, menstruation is still a taboo topic in the […]

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The Nice Budget Challenge: On Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September 8, 2014 | by Kelley

  Ovarian cancer is not a “good cancer” (if there is such a thing).  A good cancer, such as a basal cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer), can be detected early, grows slowly, rarely spreads to distant sites, and can be cured if diagnosed early.  Ovarian cancer is rarely detected early, can grow rapidly, […]

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Take the Pledge and Donate to WHF

September 4, 2014 | by Molly

As a nonprofit organization, nothing warms our heart more than financial support. It helps us spread the good word of pelvic health and wellness to more women and girls – it’s what keeps us in business.  Thus, we’re pleased as punch to be the recipients of a $5 donation for every pledge that’s made on […]

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Below Your Belt – From Scandal to Normal

September 3, 2014 | by Lise

  Let’s look at some new words! SCANDALOUS (scan-duh-lus): shocking or offensive. NORM (norm): usual or expected. TABOO (tab-boo): an experience or subject people might find uncomfortable or unacceptable  to talk about. Way before Beyonce and Shakira, there were many hot pop stars, guys and girls both. Some of these hip cats danced and moved […]

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Missy Lavender Featured in Crain’s Chicago Business

September 2, 2014 | by Molly

Check out this brief profile of WHF Founder and Executive Director, Missy Lavender, in Crain’s Chicago Business.

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The Dreaded Flu

August 29, 2014 | by Molly

I’m one of those annoying people that never gets the flu.  I get the common cold, sure, but the flu? No.  Thus, I’ve never found it necessary to get the flu shot, until now, that is. That’s right…the self-titled “kegel queen” is totes preggers.  And our lucky readers get to experience my pregnancy questions, concerns, […]

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Below Your Belt – In A Bucket, On The Street!

August 27, 2014 | by Missy

Greetings, Royal Followers! Last week we took a look at what pelvic health means, where your pelvis is, and why it’s important now and in the future. This week we’ll examine some of the funky customs and thoughts about pelvic health over the years -  and how they have improved: Constipation in the 1600’s – In […]

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