- Yahoo's guide
to sites on several health topics, such as AIDS, pregnancy, birth,
breast cancer, menstruation, and women's health organizations.
Women's Health from WebMD
- Regularly updated, this site provides news and videos on a wide range of topics such as basic facts, healthy eating, fitness, rest and relaxation, and sex and intimacy.
Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (National Institutes
- Established in
1998, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
(NCCAM) operates at NIH to support research for public benefit. A
section for consumers and practitioners provides fact sheets on a
broad range of therapies, many not regularly used in Western medicine,
and information on clinical trials.
National Women's Health Information Center: Women's Health.Gov
- From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health, this site provides links to federal government agencies and information sources. Daily news items, announcements of campaigns related to women's health, statistics, and publications are all linked from this site.
- From the Rosenthal
Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine established
in 1993 at Columbia University, this site provides annotated links
to site that emphasize women and wellness. Both general conventional
medicine sites as well as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
sites are presented.
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of facts, information, and common questions about women's health
in areas of reproduction, wellness, and social and psychological
issues in stages of the lifecycle. Users may send questions to a
- Health Insurance and Women
- This overview of insurance options comes from Women's Health.gov, sponsored by the National Women's Health Information Center.
Access: http://www.4woman.gov/faq/healthins.htm#2 health insurance and women
Sections of this site include a listing of top conditions with explanation and illustrations, directory to health centers, features on healthy diet and exercise, and resources about pregnancy and women and family. A link to "health A-Z" points to a glossary of 6,000 health-related topics with cross references.
section of the New York Times' web site with feature articles on
topics in women's health. A pull-down menu titled, "Women's resources"
links to guides on more than thirty topics, such as AIDS, birth
control, depression, and cancers. The guides provide background
about the issue and links to selections from books, articles on
the web, reading lists for books and newsletters, and relevant data.
Resources section is well organized and provides links to over
100 other web sites offering information on women's health. The
site is searchable.
- Women Alive is based in Los Angeles, California and is a non-profit
organization organized by and for women with HIV/AIDS to provide information
and support. The group provides counseling and operates a toll free
phone line as well as treatment education, advocacy services, and
development of individualized treatment strategies. The web site offers
access to a newsletter, details about legislation, quarterly medical
updates, and fact sheets.
(National Cancer Institute)
National Cancer Institute maintains this authoritative, current
resource to provide information to patients, health professionals,
and basic researchers. Information is available on over 100 types
of cancer, including treatment options, detection tests, prevention,
complementary and alternative medicine, and genetics.
This non-profit organization's web site provides facts and treatment
information about eating disorders, describes therapy and referrals
for counseling, and reports on legislative news and insurance issues.
coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting research
and awareness of cervical cancer screening programs and treatment
options. One aspect of the group's mission is to act as a clearinghouse
for women and family members of cervical cancer patients; its web
site contributes to that function with news, conference reports, and
vast links for patients and health care professionals.
cancer survivors in Boca Raton, FL founded this group that now claims
to be the leading ovarian cancer public information and education
organization in the United States. NOCC aims to raise awareness
about ovarian cancer and offers information about prevention, detection,
and treatment. The web site also provides a searchable database
to locate books, tapes, toll-free phone numbers, and web sites.
This center is operated by the National
Osteoporosis Foundation (www.nof.org) and aims to link people
(patients, the general public, and health professionals) with current
information about osteoporosis, Paget's disease of bone, osteogenesis
imperfecta, or other metabolic bone diseases. Free access to many
features of the site, such as bibliographies, newsletters, and fact
sheets is available after providing basic personal information (email
directory of more than 200 clinics providing abortion and other
reproductive health care services. The site also links to articles
on abortion rights and information regarding parental consent
society was established in 1944 to promote the study of reproduction
and reproductive disorders. Web site offers descriptions of services
provided to medical professionals and patients, literature for
patients, government news and legislative updates, information
about infertility insurance, announcements of society meetings,
and links to other related organizations' web sites. Searchable
A directory of birth centers in the United States and background information for expecting parents regarding selecting a birth center.
Endometriosis Association (EA) is a non-profit, self-help organization
founded by women and to provide information and support to women
and girls with endometriosis. EA aims to educate the public and
medical practitioners about the disease and to promoting research
related to endometriosis. The web site offers a self-test, help
in locating a doctor, information about treatment options, and
details about EA's activities.
web site explains practices of and cultural and religious rational for female genital
mutilation worldwide. The site emphasizes that there are no health benefits, only harm, from FGM. WHO's response is described.
Online Birth Center provides information about midwifery, pregnancy,
nutrition, and breastfeeding both through articles and links to
web 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.
and Family Planning
Searchable database that points to thousands of online information sources about adoption.
Provides educational resources on birth-control, public affairs
information, news, indexed web links, contact information, and
information on Planned Parenthood affiliates. Site is searchable.
non-profit organization established in 1974 to offer assistance
in resolving fertility problems. Site provides fact sheets, physician
referrals, the RESOVLE quarterly newsletter, online articles,
and links to other web sites.
coalition includes shelter and service programs for battered women
and serves as a national information and referral center for the
general public, media, battered women and their children, allied
and member agencies and organizations. The web site describes
programs and avenues for grassroots organizations to get technical
non-profit organization, based in Washington, D.C., operates a
sexual assault hotline (800-656-HOPE) which functions as a partnership
of more than 860 rape crisis centers across the country. The web
site offers practical advice for victims of assault or friends
of victims, provides access to counseling centers around the nation,
and describes RAINN's efforts.
links to information on cancer in women, access to the Eurohealth
Newsletter, a report called, "Women in Europe: Toward Healthy
Ageing," and a site about nutrition designed for children.
organization committed to providing access to research and education
on reproductive health and family planning. The site provides
links to U.S. and international agencies working in areas of population
management, women's health, and HIV/AIDS research and prevention.
Agencies and Organizations
as a service of Office on Women's Health in the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services, this site is a gateway to accurate
information for women about their health issues. It is designed
to be an efficient, easy-to-use source for detailed information
about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of women's illnesses
and health conditions. NWHIC staff select information that does
not duplicate material available from other federal agencies,
clearinghouses, or web sites. Includes a section for
A reservation-based, non-profit organization in Lake Andes,
SD serving Native American women and their families. The resource
center is dedicated to community education and promoting awareness
about pertinent health issues such as women's health, child
development, domestic violence, AIDS prevention, nutrition,
fetal alcohol syndrome, and environmental topics. The website
and clearinghouse make the Resource Center's publications and
products available to the community at large.
ORWH works to ensure that research conducted and supported by
the NIH adequately addresses issues on women's health. Research
programs, scientific meetings, and biomedical career opportunities
for women are outlined on the web site. NIH seminar
videocasts on topics related to women's health are announced.
the ACRL Women's Studies Section,
this site provides lists of books in print on women in the United
States in several disciplines, including heath (maintained by Linda A. Krikos) and HIV/AIDS (
compiled by Flora Shrode).
by: Flora Shrode, Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, flora.shrode at usu.edu
Last updated: February 1, 2010