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Persistent genital arousal disorder: The uninvited guest (Part 1)

May 2017 Vol. 5 No. 2

Author: Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF

Medical models of sexual response represent arousal as a desirable and pleasurable experience.1-3 . . .

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Commentary

Increasing access to comprehensive contraception: An ongoing battle to remove barriers

May 2017 Vol. 5 No. 2

Author: Rewa N. Thompson

A woman’s right to use the contraceptive method of her choice is an integral . . .

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Patient education

Infertility evaluation and treatment

May 2017 Vol. 5 No. 2

How common is infertility?
After 1 year of having unprotected sex, 15% of couples are . . .

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Editor-in-chief's message

Editor-in-chief ’s message

May 2017 Vol. 5 No. 2

Author: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC

Dear Colleagues,
In January 2017, the NPWH Board of Directors approved our position statement on . . .

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Policy & practice points

Maternal Mental Health: Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Patient Safety Bundle

May 2017 Vol. 5 No. 2

Author: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC

In 2015, the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care convened an interdisciplinary . . .

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NPWH news & updates

Message from the CEO

May 2017 Vol. 5 No. 2

Author: Gay Johnson

Happy Spring! We have jumped into high gear here at NPWH!
To celebrate National Women . . .

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DNP projects: Spotlight on practice

Implementation of the Female Sexual Function Index adaptation for breast cancer patients in an outpatient surgical breast practice

February 2017 Vol. 5 No. 1

Author: Stefani E. Davis, DNP, WHNP-BC; Karen A. Hande, DNP, ANP-BC; and Ginny Moore, DNP, WHNP-BC

The average woman has a 12.3% lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer . . .

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Commentary

My adoption story

February 2017 Vol. 5 No. 1

Author: Maureen Bell Boardman, MSN, FNP, FAANP

My family’s journey to adoption began 8 years before my son came home to . . .

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Quiz Time

Which statement about healthcare for women Veterans is true?

a) All women Veterans are required to seek healthcare services within the VA system.
b) The VA system has achieved its goal in reducing gender disparities in healthcare delivery.
c) Maternity care is delivered by outside community providers and paid for by the VA.
d) The VA does not cover in-hospital healthcare services for newborns following delivery.

The correct answer is c.

Answer a) is false; approximately 83% of women Veterans seek healthcare outside the VA.
Answer b) is false; despite the VA’s efforts, gender gaps persist with regard to certain healthcare goals.
And answer d) is false; A newborn’s hospital care is covered by the VA from birth through the first 7 days of life.

To find out more about the types of healthcare services that the VA provides for female Veterans, read “When the warrior is a woman.” See the May 2016 issue here

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