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WHF Research & Programs
A quick glimpse of Women's Health Foundation's evidence-based research and programmatic response.
Below the Belt 2012
Check out a glimpse at last year's Below the Belt, Women's Health Foundation's annual fundraising gala
Pelvic Disorders Do Not Discriminate
A brief look at how pelvic health impacts women and girls across the life course.
Research on Total Control Platinum program garners prestigious award!
The manuscript “A comparative effectiveness study of overactive bladder (OAB) treatment using a pelvic floor fitness program for senior women” has been selected as the winner of the 2011 Aetna Susan B. Anthony Award for Excellence in Research on Older Women and Public Health by the American Public Health Association (APHA).
See below for a short video highlighting the program and a few of the participants.
Highlights of Women's Health Foundation
This short clip depicts the various programs and services of Chicago-based nonprofit, Women's Health Foundation.
Watch WHF Founder, Missy Lavender on Defining Moments
Women's Health Foundation and The Accidental Sisterhood with grant support provided by Medtronic, Pfizer and American Medical Systems, have teamed up to create a breakthrough documentary that uncovers the many challenges and solutions related to bladder control.
World's Biggest Pelvic Wellness Workout
Missy Lavender and Dr. Mary Jane Minkin talk pelvic floor exercise
Following several milestone decades during which once taboo topics such as menstruation, menopause and female pleasure became part of mainstream conversation, the Women's Health Foundation, JCS Wellness Solutions, Inc., the developers of The Myself(R) Trainer and leading obstetrician/gynecologist Mary Jane Minkin, M.D. join together during National Women's Health Week to ask American women: How strong are your pelvic muscles?
Real People from the Total Control program
Hear real testimonials of women who have taken the Total Control Program. Buy the DVD at www.totalcontrolprogram.com
Whoopi unveils her "Great Women in History"
...who may have had Light Bladder Leakage
Missy Lavender on The View
Founder and Executive Director of Women's Health Foundation, Missy Lavender, discusses light bladder leakage with Whoopi and Sherri.
Meet the women from our Total Control Platinum Program!
Womens Health Foundation (WHF announced the research findings from a multi-site comparative study of the Foundations Total Control Platinum fitness and educational program for senior women. In collaboration with Sheila Dugan MD, Rush University Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Linda Brubaker,MD, Loyola University Medical Center Department of Urogynecology, this study assessed the programs impact on overactive bladder symptoms of women living in residential living centers.
The study findings were presented at the North American Menopause Society in San Diego on October 3rd.
Missy Lavender, WHFs Executive Director, said The potential of this program to change womens lives is huge. Nearly one in three women over the age of 60 experience bladder control problems. This program allows them to gain control over a health condition that they have endured in silence for years.
Nepal Medical Mission: Samrupa's Story
This is the story of Samrupa, a 14 year old girl with uterine prolapse. Samrupa's case is unique because she has never given birth which is a leading factor for prolapse. Due to her condition she is ostracized from her community and no one (not even her own brothers or sisters) will let her live and serve them once her mother passes away.
Because of her youth, Samrupa is not a candidate for surgery which her mother literally BEGGED us to perform. However, Samrupa is an excellent candidate to use a pessary, which is a small device that women wear to abate prolapse and incontinence. The pessaries used in Nepal are incredibly outdated and archaic compared what we have here in the states. Our pessaries are cheap too - about $60.00 each. Thus, Women's Health Foundation is conducting a pledge to help both women and girls like Samrupa as well as under served women here in Chicago. If you donate just $60.00, you can help change one woman's life. To donate go to www.womenshealthfoundation.org or call us at 773-305-8200 for more information.
2008 Nepal Medical Mission
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