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What is Sexual and Reproductive Health Equity and Why Does it Matter for Nurse Practitioners?

To fully meet patients’ needs, provide compassionate care that helps our patients thrive, and to create the best health outcomes possible, it is important to make SRHE a priority in our practice.

Position Statement: Menstrual Equity

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) asserts that all individuals who menstruate should have adequate access to appropriate menstrual products...

Use of Motivational Interviewing to Address HPV Vaccine Hesitancy

In a time when parental vaccine hesitancy in pediatric spaces continues to occur, it is important that NPs have a tool kit for continuing the conversation in both an empathetic and informative way.

Sex Trafficking Isn’t What You Think

Frontline workers inconsistently define and apply the label “trafficking victim” – especially when it comes to sex trafficking. That makes it harder to get trafficked people the help they request.

Osteoporosis and fracture prevention

Even when patients are diagnosed with increased fracture risk, many choose not to take medication because of concerns about rare risks that are often sensationalized in the media.

Campaign Honors NPs Fighting to Prevent FASD

A social media campaign has been launched to celebrate all the Women's Health Nurse Practitioners, midwives and nurses who do so much to champion the prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

Intimate Partner Violence

Despite the recommendations of USPSTF, WPSI, and other professional organizations, routine screening and intervention for IPV is not a widespread practice in healthcare settings.

Prevention of Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies

All sexually active women of reproductive age who could become pregnant and who drink alcohol need to be counseled about the potentially harmful effects of alcohol on a developing fetus.

Biden Moves to Overturn Trump Birth Control Rules

The Biden administration Wednesday formally proposed the repeal of Trump-era regulations barring abortion referrals and making other changes intended to evict Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from the federal family planning program, Title X.