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Girls Matter!

July 23, 2014 | by Elizabeth Fisher

In the beginning of July, WHF staff members Karla and Lise were honored to be included in the Girls Matter event hosted by the South Side Coalition on Urban Girls (SSCUG). At the event yellow ribbons were tied around Chicago to serve as a reminder that we must “Save Our Girls…in Chicago…Across the Country…in Nigeria…Across […]

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Talking About ABL – Accidental Bowel Leakage

July 15, 2014 | by Elizabeth

If you happen to be one of the fifteen million women over the age of 40 who experience ABL – Accidental Bowel Leakage – how difficult is it for you to discuss? For most, it’s embarrassing to the point of not being able to talk about it at all – even with a doctor. Our […]

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July 2, 2014 | by Molly

Join Women’s Health Foundation and Shionogi Inc. by making the commitment and sharing this message: I will have the conversation. It’s time. #itstimetotalkaboutsexaftermenopause   LEARN MORE

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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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