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From practice to policy: The WHNP as advocate

By Susan Kendig, JD, MSN, WHNP-BC, FAANP As most of our readers know, the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) and the...

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

By Susan Rawlins, RN, MS, WHNP-BC Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) affects an estimated 43% of women in the United States.1 FSDs include impaired sexual interest/arousal disorder,...

Not your mother’s WHNP guidelines

By Susan Kendig, JD, MSN, WHNP-BC, FAANP In the past, and even continuing into the present day, low-income women and children have encountered barriers in...

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

By Susan Kendig, JD, MSN, WHNP-BC, FAANP The Affordable Care Act (ACA) seeks to improve population health outcomes by making preventive health services affordable and...

Women’s health: More than an annual event

By Susan Kendig, JD, MSN, WHNP-BC, FAANP As I write this column in mid-May, we are a week past Mother’s Day, and Wo­men’s Health Week...

Policy & practice points

By Susan Kendig, JD, MSN, WHNP-BC, FAANP The current policy and demographic environment poses expanded opportunities for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Expansion of Medicaid...

Policy & practice points

By Susan Kendig, JD, MSN, WHNP-BC, FAANP The current policy and demographic environment poses expanded opportunities for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Expansion of Medicaid...

Policy & practice points

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act By Susan Kendig, JD, MSN, WHNP-BC, FAANP Since passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on...