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Linda Urbanski

For Nearly a Year, Doctors Dismissed My Bladder Cancer Symptoms as UTIs

In my bladder cancer advocacy work, I see many other women overlooked by medical professionals


After Being Sexually Assaulted, I Started Taking PrEP — and I Plan to Be on It for Life

I encourage everyone to embrace the HIV-preventive medication, no matter their sexual orientation

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My OB-GYN Told Me It Was Nothing to Worry About — But It Ended Up Being Ovarian Cancer

Fortunately, I wound up with a supportive team of healthcare providers who helped me get well


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Good Sex with Emily Jamea: Body Image and Sex

That’s hot! A positive body image helps increase sexual desire and satisfaction in the bedroom.

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Good Sex with Emily Jamea: Finding Your Sexual Flow

There’s sex. And then there’s great sex. Read how finding your sexual flow can lead to the big O.

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Good Sex with Emily Jamea: Sexual Fluidity

Your sexual preference and who you’re attracted to can evolve over time. And that’s OK.

Tech Talk

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Here’s Why “Going with the Flow” Could Be the Answer to Your Fitness Goals

Check out these menstrual fitness apps and programs that can help you unlock the power of your period

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A New Device Can Help Healthcare Providers Treat Migraine Attacks

How a medical device is helping HCPs provide headache and migraine relief

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At-Home Testing for Women by Women

From hormones to UTIs, the lab tests can come to you thanks to these innovations by women


HealthyWomen Congressional Briefing: Women in Clinical Trials

HealthyWomen Congressional Briefing: Women in Clinical Trials

The challenge of research during the reproductive years

Menopause in the Workplace Webinar

Menopause in the Workplace Webinar

Hear from our experts about how to manage symptoms of menopause at work, what you can do to get support at work and how you can support your colleagues and/or employees.

Navigating Adult Vaccines: How They Impact Our Health and Economy

Navigating Adult Vaccines: How They Impact Our Health and Economy

HealthyWomen brought together policymakers and health care leaders for a discussion on the importance of adult vaccinations and improving access to vaccines in all communities.

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