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The “Luxury” of Being Female, the Truth Behind the Tampon Tax

February 3, 2016 | by Liz Bowman

Article Written by WHF Contributor: Katie Dyson In 1978, Gloria Steinem joked that if men menstruated sanitary supplies “would be federally funded and free,” though men would still pay extra for specialty brands like “Paul Newman Tampons, Muhammad Ali’s Rope-a-Dope Pads, John Wayne Maxi Pads, and Joe Namath Jock Shields – ‘For Those Light Bachelor […]

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Pelvic News Round-Up – Zika Virus and More

January 29, 2016 | by Liz Bowman

  For the last four months, Project Last Mile, has been successfully flying birth control, condoms and other medical supplies to rural areas of Ghana on 5-foot-wide drones. Funded by Coca-Cola, UNFPA, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development, is now expanding into six other African countries in […]

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Sex, Chocolate, & Your Pelvic Floor

January 28, 2016 | by Liz Bowman

Calling all Sam Fort Houtson Women Tonight, 1.28.16! Join Women’s Health Foundation along with Dr. Dooley and Dr. Rodriguez for a ladies’ night! Learn how pelvic exercise and wellness will lead to better sex, better bladder control, and better sleep! That’s right, Sex, Chocolate, and Your Pelvic Floor is an educational event only for women.  Come […]

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“Below Your Belt” is Featured in the Chicago Sun-Times

January 26, 2016 | by Liz Bowman

Thank you Sue Ontiveros of the Chicago Sun-Times for a great review on ‘Below You Belt, How to be Queen of Your Pelvic Region.’  “In new book, pelvic health’s never been so entertaining. “Below Your Belt” is very approachable. It tackles its subject in a light-hearted, breezy manner, but all the while dispensing valuable information. […]

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Free Pre-Natal Wellness Study! Total Control© Expands for Pregnant Women!

January 25, 2016 | by Liz Bowman

Calling all mom’s to be, Total Control© is expanding in size! Together with Northwestern’s Prentice Woman’s Hospital we are creating a FREE behavioral conditioning, pelvic floor strengthening study for pregnant women adapted from our award winning Total Control© program. Lovingly called, Total Control© Bump on a Ball, will study 120 first time pregnant women in their […]

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Not Your Grandma’s Underwear

January 20, 2016 | by Liz Bowman

Article Written by WHF Contributor: Katie Dyson Did you know that 2015 was the year of the period? It’s not surprising thanks to the popular and pioneering push to develop new technology that seeks to change how women experience their periods. While period technology has been around for millennia, we’ve come a long way from […]

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Pelvic News Round-Up – 1.15.16

January 15, 2016 | by Liz Bowman

The Philippines – is cutting funding to contraception. Experts say the lack of funding could increase the risk of the HIV epidemic. According to UNAIDS, the U.N. advocacy group for action on HIV and AIDS, the Philippines is “one of only a handful of countries at risk of a full-blown AIDS epidemic.” Some 21 new […]

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Promote Bladder Health in your Community

January 13, 2016 | by Liz Bowman

    WHF 2011 Passion Award Winner & Total Control(c) Instructor Janice Kahn Teaches Us How to Reduce the Stigma around Bladder Health.  Webinar – Thursday, January 14 10:30am Central Time   Bladder problems are very common in the United States. They can disrupt day-to-day life and make it hard for people to be physically active. Bladder problems can […]

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