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To DivaCup or Not to DivaCup

June 26, 2014 | by Karla

How many of you have had that moment of paranoia when you change your tampon, leave the bathroom, and panic that you forgot to remove the old tampon first? With the DivaCup, you will never have to worry about this again! Our Adolescent Health Educator, Jeni and Program Coordinator, Karla will discuss using the DivaCup, a […]

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Battle Scars

June 30, 2014 | by L.E. Ellis

Editor’s Note: We love hearing from you. To share your story, email us today. We won’t publish your story without your permission but we hope you’ll allow us to share it and help so many other women suffering in silence. Most 21-year-olds celebrate earning their college diplomas with a glass of wine, a few parties, […]

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It’s Time To Talk About Sex….After Menopause

June 25, 2014 | by Molly

    With increased life expectancy, today, women spend approximately one-third of their life after menopause.  An estimated 32 million postmenopausal women in the U.S. have vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA).  In a large survey, 62% of women were not familiar with VVA and 44% who suffer with symptoms of VVA have never had a […]

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HPV and Me (and You)!

June 23, 2014 | by Elizabeth Fisher

Back in August of 2013, one of WHF’s brave staff members, Lise Wood, wrote a blog about the HPV vaccine. Curious about the safety, side effects, and benefits of the vaccine for her daughter, Lise turned to the blog to shed some light on the situation and initiate a discussion with all of you. Her […]

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Read This Before You Have a Hysterectomy

June 20, 2014 | by Julie Wiebe

I am sending this information to as many of my lady friends as I possibly can, in hopes that you will pass it on to your circles as well. It is critical that you and the women in your life are made aware of this issue. In May, 2014, an article in Prevention shed new […]

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Ten Ways to Stay Safe in June

June 17, 2014 | by Elizabeth Fisher

Each June, the National Safety Council (NSC) celebrates National Safety Month! Every year, NSC outlines four issues for each week of the month for people to focus on – with an extra bonus week. This year the four topics are as follows: Week 1: Prevent prescription drug abuse Week 2: Stop slips, trips and falls […]

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Women’s Health Foundation Honors Pelvic Health Champions at 7th Annual Below the Belt Fundraiser

June 11, 2014 | by Molly

(Chicago, IL) – Women’s Health Foundation (WHF) recently honored two individuals for their work in pelvic health and wellness at its annual fundraising gala held at City Winery Chicago on Saturday, May 31st. Below the Belt: Fighting for Women’s Pelvic health™ also featured a rousing live auction and an intimate, acoustic performance from Grammy®-Award winning […]

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DISAGREE: The Gluten-Free Rebuttal

June 10, 2014 | by Jasmine Jafferali

All through my 20’s I suffered from severe migraines, digestive issues, mild depression and acid reflux. My seasonal allergies got worse, and I was tired all of the time despite getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep, eating well and exercising 5 days per week. After a severe reaction to a prescription medication prescribed for […]

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