Women's Health Information

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Pregnancy - Eating Healthy -
- Uterine Fibroids -
Women of Color - Find a Clinic
- Lesbian Health

What happens during a Well-Woman Exam at Cedar River Clinics?

Our Bodies

Self Cervical Exam with your own speculum
Pap Smears - find out about detecting cervical cancer early!
"Infections and Insurrection" - the great yogurt conspiracy to treat yeast.
Natural yeast treatments
Moontime: What Really Happens During Our 28 Day Menstrual Cycle? A complete explanation of the hormonal changes women experience each month.
Fertility Awareness - Learning the signals from your body about what is happening with your hormones and when you are most likely to become pregnant.

triangelMy Beautiful Cervix - pictures throughout a woman's cycle - cycles of cervical change - beautiful cervix project.

Our Bodies Our Selves - the classic book which continues to change women's lives, from the Boston Women's Health Book Collective.
The Clitoral Truth - book by sex educator Rebecca Chalker.
Bacterial Vaginosis - Description and treatment.
HPV (the human papillomavirus) the primary cause of cervical cancer, HPV test and HPV vaccine
Home remedies and self-help information from Women's Health Specialists
Calcium for Bone Health

GAIN - Gynaecological Awareness Information Network in Australia - established by women whose lives have been irreparably altered by gynaecological conditions and subsequent treatment. Teachers of vulva self exam.
For Women Only: Your Guide to Health Empowerment - book by Barbara Seaman and Gary Null - includes a long section on the history and revolutionary significance of self-help gynecology. Published in 1999.
From Patient to Patient: A Survival Guide "I am an ovarian cancer survivor and at an increased risk for breast cancer." by Patty Cyr

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is the nation’s voice for ovarian cancer issues and works to increase public and professional understanding of ovarian cancer and to advocate for more effective diagnostics, treatments and a cure. Ovarian Cancer warning signs.

Good for Her - Toronto's cozy, comfortable and accessible place where women and their admirers can find a variety of high quality sex toys, books, videos, workshops, sensual art, and much more.
Eve's Garden - pleasure things for women: sex toys, adult toys, women' sexual health information. 800-848-3837.

Babeland - woman-owned shop for sex toys - with stores in Seattle, Los Angeles and New York City

triangleLatching On - the Politics of Breastfeeding in America - a documentary film by Women Make Movies

triangleLaughing Without Leaking - for women dealing with incontinence, particularly post-pregnancy incontinence.

Sexuality Education

Some States Reject Abstinence-Only Sex Education
Research on Sexuality Education and Delay of Sexual Activity - Programs that combines sex education, comprehensive health care, and activities such as tutoring have an impact on sexual and contraceptive behavior, pregnancy, and births among girls for as long as three years.
Women and Sex - "For society to sanction research on sexual function in women, people would have to view women's sexual desire as an important issue." A 1998 report in the New York Times.
CONNECT - Cedar River Clinic's teen sexual health education program offers young people the information and self-care tools they need to lead healthy lives.
S.E.X. - Get your hands on this inclusive young adult sexuality book about sex by Heather Corinna of Scarleteen.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) also known as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) - This chart lists symptoms, incubation, cause, transmission mechanisms, treatment and prognosis for 14 major sexually transmitted infections and diseases.

Women, HIV & AIDS in 1998 - Death rates for AIDS among men are down, but for women the epidemic is rising. Washington state and national HIV/AIDS Resources.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) (PDF teen factsheet): Get the facts on STI prevention, testing and transmission. Learn about condoms and how to use them. And read more about how to have safer sex. Learn STI symptoms and treatments.

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

About getting an HIV test.

About STI for teens. Learn STI symptoms and treatments.

About HPV for teens. HPV Vaccine: Not a Silver Bullet

Eating Healthy - Food as Medicine - Food Politics

Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Inspire all young people in the United States to develop lifelong, healthy habits.
Fat and Feminist
- Large Women's Health Care Experiences
Fiber - Get Fabulously Fit with Fiber by Monique N. Gilbert
Soy - The Healing Power of Soy's Isoflavones by Monique N. Gilbert
High-Protein Diets - Are You Losing More than Weight? by Monique N. Gilbert
List of foods rich in Iron
Minority Women and Eating Disorders, the Untold Story- by Marian Fitzgibbon and Melinda Stolley
Pineapples: Nature's Healing Fruit - by Monique N. Gilbert
Fats - For Your Health by Monique Gilbert.
Heart Disease - "Fight Hearth Disease and Cancer with Soy Antioxidants" by Monique Gilbert.
Bone Health - "Be Young and Healthy by Building Strong Bones" by Monique Gilbert
Phytoestrogens are weak hormones found in many plants. Are they safe? Can they promote breast cancer? By Susun Weed, 2002
Where are the Voices of the Mothers with an Anorectic Daughter in China? by Zenobia Chan, December 2001.
An interview with an anorectic girl in Hong Kong. My First Hospital Visit by Zenobia Chan, April 2002.

Endometriosis - A basic overview.

Center for Endometriosis Care
Endometriosis Association - 1-800-992-3636
Endo-Resolved: Positive information to aid your healing of endometriosis
Endometriosis, One Woman's Journey by Jennifer Lewis. Endometriosis sufferer and author covers a multitude of information, treatments, coping mechanisms and over 70 links and resources!
There is a lot women can do for self help when it comes even to very severe conditions such as Endometriosis. - One womans story.

Uterine Fibroids - the number one cause of hysterectomy in the USA. They affect between a quarter and a half of all women; African-American women are affected three to nine times more commonly than other racial groups.

Help for Women With Fibroids - by Susun S. Weed in 2002.
Hope For Fibroids web site

Fibroids - a story of natural healing without surgery or drugs to encourage others to honour their bodies and release the anger etc. and get to the root cause of their fibroids.

And More...:

When the FDA quickly approved the sale of the male-potency drug Viagra, women raised questions about insurance coverage of prescription birth control methods.

Women Alive, a non-profit organization by and for women living with HIV/AIDS.

What is Reiter's Syndrome?

triangleDefining a "Meaningful Life" when one has Chronic Pain

Violence Against Women - "Every 9 Seconds" by Sistah Pace - "I am a 45-year-old woman of color whose mother grew up with domestic abuse, whose grandmother grew up with domestic abuse, whose great grandmother grew up with domestic abuse, whose great-great grandmother grew up with domestic abuse, and whose great-great-great grandmother was a product of slavery...I propose that we redefine the second class citizenship and abuse of women in the home as DOMESTIC SLAVERY."

Eight Steps for A Woman Dancing With Cancer, by Susun S Weed, 1997

Women and Disease - article by Sue Scharff - "If we all know men die younger than women do, why the idea of women as the sicker sex?"

National Women's Health Network

Women's Interactive Health - woman-centered health information and lists of clinics - excellent resource for learning about women's health!

Keeping the Self Help Slide Show going strong in Oregon, contact the Network for Reproductive Options at 541-345-5702.

Harvard Medical School on Women's Health - Women's health concerns cover a wide spectrum. While many health conditions affect both men and women, a number of health issues affect only women and some are more prevalent in women.

Women of Color

Black women (in the USA) are three times more likely than white women to die during pregnancy and why twice as many black babies die before their first birthdays (fact as of December 2004). Researchers want to know why.

Lesbian Health


December 29, 2011

In 2007 in the USA, more than 17 million women have no health insurance.

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