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Position Statement Human Sex Trafficking

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) affirms the essential role of women’s health nurse practitioners (WHNPs) and other advanced practice...

Message from the CEO

In 2022, we will be publishing three new position statements on topics including WHNPs as partners in addressing the maternal health crisis, trauma-informed healthcare, and sexual health for adolescents and young adults.

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...

Position Statement: Human Sex Trafficking

WHNPs and other APRNs who provide women’s and gender-related healthcare for adolescents and adults need to provide trauma-informed healthcare and make appropriate referrals for patients who are victims of trafficking.

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.

Position Statement | Prepregnancy genetic carrier screening

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) advocates for equitable access to informed, voluntary prepregnancy genetic carrier screening for individuals/couples who...

Marijuana Use during Pregnancy and Lactation

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) advocates for a nonjudgmental and evidence-based approach to screening and counseling women concerning marijuana...

Brain Health is Womenʼs Health

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) supports collaborative action to establish brain health as a crucial aspect of women’s healthcare....

Position Statement | Eliminating Preventable Maternal Deaths

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) supports coordinated and collaborative efforts at federal, state, local, and professional organization levels to...