Women’s Health

Talking to Girls and Young Women about S-E-X

Talking to Girls and Young Women about S-E-X

May 8, 2017

“[Girls] have told by society that sex is great but that’s not their experience. They don’t know how to talk about that disconnect, there’s a certain amount of shame that shuts down their voice….for me, sexual empowerment for girls is helping them to find a voice in their sexual relationships.” In a compelling TED Talk […]

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Experts Suggest Little to Worry about in Study Linking HSV2 and Autism

Experts Suggest Little to Worry about in Study Linking HSV2 and Autism

March 2, 2017

CNN and other outlets have run articles on a recently published paper linking high levels of antibody to herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV2, the main cause of genital herpes) in pregnant women with an increased risk their baby will later be found to have autism. The authors of the paper believe the potential link […]

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Tips To Keep Incontinence From Interfering With Your Sex Life

Tips To Keep Incontinence From Interfering With Your Sex Life

February 1, 2017

If you struggle with incontinence and have concerns about leaking during sex, you’re not alone. The American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD) reports that one in three women with stress incontinence avoids sex due to fears of leaking during intercourse or orgasm. But incontinence during sex doesn’t have to be an issue.  Below are some tips […]

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ASHA Board Member’s Cervical Cancer Blog is Featured on the Huffington Post

ASHA Board Member’s Cervical Cancer Blog is Featured on the Huffington Post

February 1, 2017

“Part of our first-world indifference lies in the assumption that this is a disease relegated to the developing world. While it is true that the heaviest burden is in low-income countries, the reality check is that cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer death for American women as well. These days, however, cervical […]

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Study Says Cervical Cancer Death Rates Are Far Higher Than We Thought

Study Says Cervical Cancer Death Rates Are Far Higher Than We Thought

January 26, 2017

 New research finds that women in the U.S. are dying from cervical cancer at rates far higher than we realized, especially with black women. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University examined the mortality rate (or death rate) with cervical cancer and say the statistics are skewed because they include women who have had a total hysterectomy […]

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Find My Spark

Find My Spark

November 11, 2016

We are excited to announce the launch of Find My Spark, an educational campaign that provides information about female sexual difficulties (FSD), defined as persistent problems with sexual arousal, desire, orgasm, or pain that causes a woman distresses or strains her relationship with her partner. The objective is to encourage and empower women to take […]

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What Women Need to Know about the New World of Cervical Cancer Screening

What Women Need to Know about the New World of Cervical Cancer Screening

September 28, 2016

It used to be very simple—a woman had an annual Pap test. Now, Paps can be done alone or in combination with an HPV test (one HPV test can even be used for primary cervical cancer screening). Added to the mix is a set of updated guidelines that, for most women, means an annual cervical […]

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Spotlight on Women’s Health

Spotlight on Women’s Health

May 2, 2016

Each year in May we shine a spotlight on the unique health needs of girls and women. New policies and programs make quality healthcare accessible for millions and we want to make sure you take advantage of all that’s available. You deserve to be well cared for in mind and body! The resources on this […]

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