Position Statement: Healthcare for Transgender and Gender Diverse Individuals
Position Statement: Access to Safe Abortion Care
Position Statement: Male Sexual and Reproductive Health: Role of Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners
WHNPs as Partners in Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis
NPWH Statement on Supreme Court Roe v. Wade Decision
The Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) said it is “appalled” by the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Position Statement Human Sex Trafficking
Position Statement: Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment
Approximately 5% to 10% of breast cancers and 20% to 25% of ovarian cancers are associated with a hereditary predisposition from an inherited pathogenic variant
Position Statement: Menstrual Equity
Prevention and Management of Opioid Misuse and Opioid Use Disorder Among Women Across the Lifespan (Update)
Whether prescribing OPR for acute or chronic pain, NPs should use risk evaluation and mitigation strategies to reduce the potential for harm from misuse or abuse.
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.
Position Statement: Climate Change, Women’s Health, and Environmental Justice
Climate change represents an urgent health challenge that requires engagement, advocacy, and leadership from the nursing profession.
Position Statement: Cervical Cancer Screening
Identifying populations within one’s own community that are facing barriers to cervical cancer screening and follow-up is essential as a first step.
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.
Structural Racism and Implicit Bias in Women’s Healthcare
Structural racism creates differential access to opportunities by race/ethnicity and perpetuates inequities among these groups.