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Health

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
A non-profit membership association composed of highly qualified and committed experts in reproductive health.

Black Women for Wellness
A living, breathing resource center for Black women, working at the crossroads of Black poverty and wealth in Los Angeles, connecting women with each other for our enhanced health and well being. Welcome!

Black Women's Health Imperative
The new name of the National Black Women's Health Project, is a leading African American health education, research, advocacy and leadership development institution. Founded in 1983 by health activist Byllye Y. Avery, it has been a pioneer in promoting the empowerment of African American women as educated health care consumers and a strong voice for the improved health status of African American women. The organization is gaining the well-earned reputation as the leading force for health for African American women. Black Women's Health Imperative possesses national stature as the only national organization devoted solely to the health of the nation's 19 million Black women and girls.

California Black Women's Health Project
BECAUSE Black women influence the family and community standards that impact and improve health, our organization encourages active, daily, health-affirming thoughts and behaviors. We also seek to educate policy makers about conditions that affect our health.

ChronicBabe.com
an online community for younger women with chronic health issues who want to live their best lives. If you’re living with a chronic illness and trying to balance healthy living and—whoa—fun, then you're DEFINITELY in the right place.

Circle of Health International
We endeavor to empower women in conflict-affected populations worldwide by providing skills trainings for community health workers and traditional midwives within conflict-affected populations as well as for the medical community serving them.

Choose to Move--American Heart Association
A physical activity program for busy women.

FSD Alert
introduces an educational campaign that challenges the myths promoted by the pharmaceutical industry and calls for research on the many causes of women's sexual problems. The pharmaceutical industry wants women to think that sexual problems are simple and offers drugs as magic fixes. But positive sexual experiences require accurate, unbiased information. The FSD-Alert campaign is committed to the role of activism and education for women's sexual empowerment. We invite the public's support.

Global Alliance for Women's Health
Commited to advancing women's health in all stages of life at all policy levels through health promotion, education, advocacy and program implementation. The GAWH works with coalitions of international, national and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), women's groups, health care professionals, religious organizations, academics and individual citizens from all regions of the world to promote and implement women's health care service improvements and research at the local, national and international levels.

Global Health Council
The world's largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world.

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
An independent philanthropy focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.

Humantics Foundation--Breast Implants: Recovery & Discovery
We are dedicated to raising awareness to the true and serious risks of breast implants and other silicone products.

HIV Wisdom for Older Women
An organization dedicated to prevention and care. Recognizing a need for awareness and support for older women affected by HIV, the group was formed in 2002 to serve this under-represented community, and to educate older women about HIV.

International Women's Health Coalition
Works to generate health and population policies, programs, and funding that promote and protect the rights and health of girls and women worldwide, particularly in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and countries in postsocialist transition.

Ipas: Protecting women's health, Advancing women's reproductive rights
Ipas has worked for three decades to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and to reduce deaths and injuries of women from unsafe abortion. Ipas's global and country programs include training, research, advocacy, distribution of equipment and supplies for reproductive-health care, and information dissemination.

Love, Labor, Loss
Ask a person from the developed world about "obstetric fistula" and it's likely you'll get a blank stare. For over 2 million affected young mothers in the developing world who lack access to good care, they are left struggling with a condition that has left them permanently incontinent, childless and ostracized from their families and communities. With support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) , EngenderHealth, the International Center for Research on Women and theFeminist Majority Foundation, LOVE, LABOR, LOSS intends to increase awareness of obstetric fistula through the powerful medium of film and the strength of a compelling story to relay important messages about the world we live in.

Marycare Inc.
a non-profit organization promoting health, education and community-based development in Haiti, Argentina and Nigeria.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA)
We strive for a society where children are wanted and born with optimal health, receive quality care and are nurtured lovingly and sensitively as they mature into healthy, productive adults. MCHB seeks a nation where there is equal access for all to quality health care in a supportive, culturally competent, family and community setting.

Medical Students for Choice
Students concerned about the practitioner shortage, the lack of abortion education in medical schools, and escalating violence against abortion providers. Today, we represent students at more than 100 medical schools across the United States and Canada.

Medical Women's International Association
An association of medical women representing women doctors from all five continents.

MEDLine Plus--Health Information: Hormone Replacement Therapy
Recent coverage of the merits and risks of hormone-replacement therapy hasn’t answered the question of how the treatment affects sexual desire. Evidence suggests the therapy may dampen a woman’s libido.

MergerWatch--Education Fund of Family Planning Advocates of New York State
Monitoring of threats to reproductive health care as a result of mergers and other health care industry transactions through which restrictive religious health care doctrine will be imposed on secular health care providers and services will be banned.

National Asian Women's Health Organization (NAWHO)
Was founded in 1993 to improve the health status of Asian American women and families.

National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
GOAL: To decrease death and disability among women resulting from heart disease.

4Women.gov--National Women's Health Information Center
This website and toll-free call center was created to provide FREE, reliable health information for women everywhere.

National Institutes of Health--Office of Research on Women's Health
Serves as a focal point for women's health research at the NIH. The ORWH promotes, stimulates, and supports efforts to improve the health of women through biomedical and behavioral research. ORWH works in partnership with the NIH institutes and centers to ensure that women's health research is part of the scientific framework at NIH and throughout the scientific community.

National Uterine Fibroids Foundation
A nonprofit public benefit charitable organization dedicated to providing information on uterine fibroids.

National Women's Health Network
We are the only national public interest membership organization dedicated exclusively to women's health.

One H.E.A.R.T.
To reduce morbidity and mortality in the Tibetan population through health care, education and research. Every year, one out of 33 women in Tibet dies due to childbirth complications. In addition, one out of 10 newborns dies in the first 28 days of life. One H.E.A.R.T.'s mission is to turn back this tragic tide of birth related deaths by promoting health education and research in Tibet.

Pathfinder International
By providing access to quality family planning and reproductive health information and services, Pathfinder works to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, to provide care to women suffering from the complications of unsafe abortion, and to advocate for sound reproductive health policies in the U.S. and abroad.

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
promotes and advances the standards for the practice of assisted reproductive technology to the benefit of our patients, members and society at large.

Society for Menstrual Cycle Research
Based on research presented at the 2003 meeting, the Society issued a statement recognizing that menstrual suppression may be a useful option for women with severe menstrual cycle problems such as endometriosis, but recommending that continuous oral contraceptive use should NOT be prescribed to all menstruating women out of a rejection of a normal, healthy menstrual cycle. The statement recommended more research is needed before women can make informed decisions.

Society for Women's Health Research
Established in 1990, the Society seeks to improve the health of women through research.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Supports developing countries, at their request, to improve access to and the quality of reproductive health care, particularly family planning, safe motherhood, and prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV/AIDS. The Fund also promotes women’s rights, and supports data collection and analysis to help countries achieve sustainable development.

The V Book
To women and their partners or friends- to clinicians- to anyone looking for information about the vulva or vagina- welcome to my website.

The Women's Sexual Health Foundation
Founded in April of 2003, The Women's Sexual Health Foundation (TWSHF) is a nonprofit corporation. TWSHF supports a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of sexual health issues and serves as an educational resource for both the lay public and healthcare professionals.

Women's Voices for the Earth
Albertsons Agrees to Post Mercury Warnings at Fish Cases Nationwide!

World Health Organization
WHO's objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

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Abortion

Abortion Clinics Online
A directory of websites of over 150 abortion providers, listed by state.

Boulder Abortion Clinic, Boulder, Colorado
Specializing in late abortion care for maternal and fetal disorders. Our purpose is to provide the safest possible abortion care and termination of pregnancies for fetal anomalies or medical indications. We provide this care for women in a confidential, comfortable, humane, and dignified outpatient setting giving the maximum emotional and social support.

Catholics for a Free Choice
Site has information on Catholic views on abortion and on being a pro-choice Catholic.

Feminist Women's Health Center
a nonprofit organization that promotes and protects a woman's right to choose and receive reproductive health care.

Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
Founded in 1995, G-CAPP’s work is based on the belief that all children are entitled to a safe and healthy adolescence characterized by hope, respect and the opportunity for a productive future free of early pregnancy and parenthood.

Georgians for Choice
A state-wide coalition network of pro-choice organizations committed to protecting the reproductive rights of women.

Hope Clinic for Women Ltd.
The Hope Clinic for Women, Ltd. performs first and second trimester abortions in a caring, supportive environment. Outpatient surgical treatment center, abortion provider. Fees, contact and appointment information.

National Abortion Federation
The professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada. NAF members provide the broadest spectrum of abortion expertise in North America. Our members include some 400 nonprofit and private clinics, women’s health centers, Planned Parenthood facilities, and private physicians, as well as nationally and internationally recognized researchers, clinicians, and educators at major universities and teaching hospitals, who together care for more than half of the women who choose abortion each year in the United States.

National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL)
The leading political force dedicated to securing our freedom to choose. NARAL is a national organization advocating for and providing comprehensive information on reproductive rights.

National Network of Abortion Funds
Facilitates networking and provides mutual support for existing funds; Provides support for the creation of new abortion funds in unserved areas; Explores new ways to meet the immediate funding needs of women; Advocates on the national level on issues of access to abortion, reproductive freedom and healthcare, with a special emphasis on funding.

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Birthing and Breastfeeding

American College of Nurse-Midwives

AnotherLook at breastfeeding and hiv/aids
AnotherLook is a nonprofit organization dedicated to gathering information, raising critical questions, and stimulating needed research about breastfeeding in the context of HIV/AIDS.

Birth International: Specialists in Birth and Midwifery
Providing support and resources for midwives, childbirth educators and expectant parents.

Babychangingstation.com's Breastfeeding Guide & Tips
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Birth International: Specialists in Birth and Midwifery
Providing support and resources for midwives, childbirth educators and expectant parents.

Breastfeeding -- Best for Baby. Best for Mom.
National Women's Health Center is a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health

Breastfeedingonline.com
Breastfeeding is an important women's issue, human rights issue, health issue and feminist issue. Breastfeeding empowers women. Women who wish to breastfeed their babies but do not, because of inadequate support from family or health workers, constraints in the workplace, or misinformation, often feel guilty because of this failure at something they wanted to do.

Breastfeed.com
A community for parents committed to nursing.

Breastfeeding.com
For mothers and nursing professionals who want support and advice. Features tips for working mothers.

Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre (BFLRC)
Articles and resources for healthcare professionals involved with breastfeeding.

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC)
Is a non-profit corporation, established to develop and administer a voluntary certification program for lactation consultants. Founded in 1985, it administers annual examinations, in eight languages, at numerous sites around the world. The IBLCE credential certifies attainment of the appropriate standard of competency that is set by experts in the lactation field. It is designed to protect the interests of babies and mothers.

International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc.
ICAN is a nonprofit organization founded by Esther Booth Zorn in 1982. ICAN's mission is to prevent unnecessary cesareans through education, to provide support for cesarean recovery, and to promote VBAC.

La Leche League International (LLLI)
The authority for clear, concise questions about breastfeeding. LLLI is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information on breastfeeding.

National Advocates for Pregnant Women
NAPW is dedicated to protecting the rights of pregnant and parenting women and their children. NAPW seeks to ensure that women are not punished for pregnancy and addiction and that families are not needlessly separated based on medical and public health misinformation. Pregnancy and addiction should be treated as public health issues not criminal justice issues.

Postpartum Support International (PSI)
Many women are not prepared for the wide range of emotions they may experience after the birth of a child.

Safe Motherhood
Site regarding women's ability to have a "safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery."

Single Mothers by Choice
A single mother by choice is a woman who decided to have or adopt a child, knowing she would be her child's sole parent, at least at the outset.

United States Breastfeeding Committee
To improve the Nation's health by working collaboratively to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

Wellstart International
To advance the knowledge, skills, and ability of health care providers regarding the promotion, protection, and support of optimal infant and maternal health and nutrition from conception through the completion of weaning.

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
A global network of organizations and individuals who believe breastfeeding is the right of all children and mothers and who dedicate themselves to protect, promote and support this right. WABA acts on the Innocenti Declaration and works in liaison with UNICEF.

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Cancer, Hormones & the Enviroment

Breast Cancer Coalition of North Carolina
Our goal has been and always will be to give women throughout North Carolina opportunities to obtain accurate and vital information to release them from the web of confusion that often follows a diagnosis of breast cancer and to provide resources and contacts to address the wide and varied experiences of breast cancer survivors.

Cancer.gov
The Web site of the National Cancer Institute.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center--"Breast-cancer Treatments and Outcomes Differ Widely Among Women of Different Races, Ethnicities"
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of two Nobel Prize laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical technology to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases.

Marin Breast Cancer Watch
Grassroots organization dedicated to finding the causes and stopping the epidemic of breast cancer. We accomplish our mission through community-based participatory research, education and public policy advocacy with a focus on creating a healthy environment.

National Lymphedema Network
A Boston researcher is studying whether repetitive upper-body exercise contributes to secondary lymphedema, a nonfatal but incurable side effect of breast cancer surgery.

National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)
Grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer.

North American Menopause Society
The leading scientific nonprofit organization devoted to promoting women's health during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause. This site contains information on perimenopause, early menopause, menopause symptoms and long-term health effects of estrogen loss, and a wide variety of therapies to enhance health.

Northern California Cancer Center
Is dedicated to understanding the causes, prevention and detection of cancer and to improving the quality of life for individuals living with cancer.

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
A patient-led, umbrella organization uniting ovarian cancer activists, women's health advocates and health care professionals in the effort to increase public and professional understanding of ovarian cancer and to advocate for more effective diagnostics, treatments and a cure. Key activities include an annual national conference, a public education program targeted to women and primary care physicians and training programs to help survivors become effective advocates and spokespeople for the disease.

Silent Spring Institute
A non-profit scientific research organization dedicated to identifying the links between the environment and breast cancer.

Sisters Network Inc.
The nation's first African American breast cancer survivorship organization has solidified her position nationally as one of the leading forces in the African American women’s fight against breast cancer.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
To eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment.

Women's Health Initiative
The WHI is one of the largest preventive studies of its kind in the United States. The WHI will focus on the major causes of death, disability and frailty in postmenopausal women. The overall goal of WHI is to reduce coronary heart disease, breast and colorectal cancer, and osteoporotic-fractures among postmenopausal women via prevention/intervention strategies and risk factor identification.

Women's Health Initiative Participant Website
For women with questions about menopause, hormone replacement therapy who are seriously interested about how drugs are approved, promoted and prescribed.

Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization
Support and information, created by women with breast cancer, for anyone who has been touched by breast cancer.

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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. We provide information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
We provide help for those struggling with Eating Disorders

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Lesbian & Gay Health

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)
An organization founded in 1981, GMHC offers hands-on support services in New York City and education.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
An organization of nearly 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered physicians, medical students, and their supporters in all 50 states and 12 countries. Founded in 1981, GLMA works to combat homophobia within the medical profession and in society at large and to promote quality health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered patients.

Latino Commission on AIDS
We are a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and expanding health promotion, research, treatment and other services to the Latino community through organizing, education, model program development, capacity building & training.

Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, Inc.
Information on daily events, 12-step program, use of archives and library, crisis counseling, publication.

Maia Midwifery and Preconception Services
Preconception, midwifery care dedicated to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual communities.

Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer
Support organisation for lesbians with cancer and their love ones; information, resources and conference.

National Center for Lesbian Rights
A legal center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families.

Transgender Day of Remembrance
was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder in 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Since then, the event has grown to encompass memorials in dozens of cities across the world.

Transgender Health Action Coalition
"Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival." --Rene Dubos

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Reproductive Rights

Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI)
Research and information on family planning (domestic United States and international), contraception.

American Society for Emergency Contraception ASEC
voluntary collaboration of organizations working to improve women's access to emergency contraception.

Center for Reproductive Law and Policy
The New York-based legal advocacy organization has changed its name, effective immediately, to the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Consortium for Emergency Contraception
Expanding access to and ensuring safe use of emergency contraception worldwide.

EngenderHealth
Works worldwide to improve the lives of individuals by making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable. We provide technical assistance, training, and information, with a focus on practical solutions that improve services where resources are scarce. We believe that individuals have the right to make informed decisions about their reproductive health and to receive care that meets their needs. We work in partnership with governments, institutions, and health care professionals to make this right a reality.

family care international (FCI)
Dedicated to improving women's sexual and reproductive health and rights in developing countries, with a special emphasis on making pregnancy and childbirth safer.

GO2EC Emergency Contraception
Helping pharmacy and advocacy communities improve how women access Emergency Contraception (EC) by promoting communication, leveraging resources, and building an understanding of options for change.

Ibis Reproductive Health
Ibis's goal is to produce stronger consumers of reproductive health products, services, and policies, along with more responsive health personnel and systems. Working with Catholics for a Free Choice, Ibis surveyed all 597 Catholic hospital emergency rooms in the United States. The study found that over half did not provide "morning after pills," even to rape victims. In some cases, the hospitals may be breaking the law.

International Planned Parenthood Federation
A worldwide movement providing reproductive health and family planning services in over 180 countries.

National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
For 30 years, NFPRHA has worked to assure access to voluntary family planning and reproductive health care services and to support reproductive freedom for all. A national non-profit membership organization, NFPRHA represents virtually all of the domestic family planning field, including clinicians, administrators, researchers, educators, advocates and consumers.

NOT-2-LATE.com: The Emergency Contraception Website--
Princeton University, Office of Population Research

Operated by the Office of Population Research at Princeton University and by the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. Designed to provide accurate information about emergency contraception derived from the medical literature and a directory of clinicians willing to provide emergency contraceptives in your area.

PLANetWIRE.org
The reporter's guide to issues related to international family planning, population, reproductive health, and the environment.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
Extensive collection of news and position papers on family planning issues.

Population Council
Organization seeking to improve the wellbeing and reproductive health of current and future generations.

Pro+Choice forum
A database for those with an interest in the social, legal and ethical aspects of abortion.

Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Coalition of more than 40 denominations and faith groups educates and promotes issues of reproductive choice.

Republicans For Choice
Organization with goal to "rebuild the pro-choice movement in the US Republican Party."

The RU-486 Files
Articles and newsclippings, books and other resources about RU-486, mostly from a pro-life perspective.

SAVE ROE ACT NOW--Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court case guaranteeing a woman’s right to choose, is in grave danger. Influential anti-choice forces are already working to fill the next vacancy on the court with a like-minded justice.

SisterLove, Inc.
Atlanta-based reproductive and sexual health organization. Emphasis on women of African descent.

Teen Wire--Planned Parenthood Federation of America
The leading Web site for teens needing information about sexual health. We are committed to giving you the facts about sex so that you can use this information to make your own responsible choices. We provide honest and nonjudgmental information about sexuality with the hope that you will use this knowledge to reduce your risk of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

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