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Below Your Belt Conversations: Interview with HEART’s Nadiah Mohajir

March 4, 2015 | by Lise

Before 2014, I didn’t know that Muslim girls and women abide by different rules and guidelines during their periods than I do. There’s a lot about activity below your belt -pelvic health – I do know, but I didn’t fully appreciate or realize that in faith-based and culturally sensitive communities, information and practices below the [...]

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New Website! Below Your Belt Conversations With HEART for Teen Girls

March 2, 2015 | by Lise

Women’s Health Foundation & HEART Women & Girls Proudly Announce: Chicago, IL (March 2, 2015) — Women’s Health Foundation (WHF) & HEART Women & Girls (HEART) collaborated and proudly announced the launch of a new culturally-sensitive website for girls, Below Your Belt Conversations with HEART ( The site is a virtual guide to pelvic health [...]

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On Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month: A Letter to My Daughters

February 24, 2015 | by Kelley

Dear Girls, When I was 15 years-old, I fell madly in love with Kurt Cobain.  You don’t know who he is yet (because you still think the Frozen soundtrack is the only music worth your ears’ time), but I hope you listen to his music when you’re teenagers.  Kurt Cobain had this great sweater – olive [...]

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Another Pelvic News Roundup!

February 20, 2015 | by Kelley

  We promised to bring you the latest in pelvic health news every two weeks and, at WHF, we deliver!  (Not only are we bringing you the newest information available, we’re also giving you another opportunity to look at that amazing “pelvis-with-megaphone” drawing.  You’re welcome.)   So what did the past two weeks bring?   [...]

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A New Personal Coach for Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises

February 19, 2015 | by Missy

At the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Combined Section Meeting in Indianapolis this month, I had the opportunity to moderate a conversation between two of our favorite women’s health PT’s, Beth Shelly and Dawn Sandalcidi, about PeriCoach, a new pelvic floor muscle trainer developed in Australia. The PeriCoach System is currently under FDA review in [...]

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See Us at SUNA for Cocktails and Conversation

February 16, 2015 | by Kelley

You’re Invited! Join the conversation on this exciting new device geared towards assisting nurses treating female patients with pelvic floor muscle weakness. See below for more info and RSVP to Megan at  

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Open Your Heart

February 13, 2015 | by Kelley

Valentine’s Day is upon us.  While romantic love is important, so is loving compassion for those less fortunate. There are so many women in our country and worldwide who are lacking – lacking health care, lacking education, lacking basic hygienic needs.  It took me a long time to realize the real plight of the poor. [...]

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Welcome to the Pelvic News Roundup!

February 6, 2015 | by Kelley

  Welcome to our latest blog feature, the Pelvic News Roundup.  Twice monthly, we will cull as many news sources as possible to bring you up-to-date on the latest pelvic health developments. So, what did we find for our first installment? There may be a link between early menopause and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).   Scientists at [...]

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