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How nurse practitioners can affect women’s health in rural America

Nurse practitioners, including women’s health nurse practitioners, can help reduce health disparities, improve access to care, and promote favorable health outcomes for female rural residents.

From practice to policy: The WHNP as advocate

As most of our readers know, the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and...

Not your mother’s WHNP guidelines

In the past, and even continuing into the present day, low-income women and children have encountered barriers in accessing healthcare. Fifty years ago, to...

Women’s health: More than an annual event*

As I write this column in mid-May, we are  week past Mother’s Day, and Women’s Health Week has just ended. During the 5th month of...

Will the first medication to treat low sexual desire in women be approved?

Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) affects an estimated 43% of women in the United States.1  FSDs include impaired sexual interest/arousal disorder, sexual pain disorder, and...

After Hobby Lobby: Where do women’s rights fit in?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) seeks to improve population health outcomes by making preventive health services affordable and accessible. To achieve this aim, the...

Updated contraception resources from the CDC

The U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2016 (MEC)1 and the U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, 2016 (SPR)2 were both released to the public on July 29, 2016. The...