Research Centers and Organizations that Support Women's Health
Clinical Services Quality Assurance Project
website is geared toward primary care clinicians and other health
care providers involved in early detection and diagnosis of breast
and cervical cancers. The website has diagnostic algorithms and
Association for Continence
site is the home page for the National Association for Continence. It
is a source for public education and advocacy about the causes,
prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for
incontinence. This website includes a search engine for continence
specialists, electronic chat rooms for individuals with continence,
online store and information on incontinence.
site is geared toward individuals with problems associated with
Women's Continence Center
and research regarding bladder, prolapse and continence problems are
located at this site. In addition to general information, research
summaries, clinical trials and research papers can be found on this
on incontinence and other pelvic muscle disorders are presented at
this site. It includes information on urinary and fecal incontinence,
sexual dysfunction, chronic pelvic pain, biofeedback and functional
constipation for professionals and consumers.
about contraception choices are available on this website. News
items, and questions and answers are included on the site. Books and
materials can be purchased from this organization.
mission of DES Action USA is to identify, educate, provide support
to, and advocate for DES exposed people, and to educate health care
professionals. The website provides information for DES mothers,
daughters, sons and health care providers.
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including facts, pharmacology, NCI guidelines and educational tools
and support organizations for DES are presented on this site. There
is a separate section for consumers.
Centers, Institute and Offices
and descriptions of CDC Centers, Institutes and Offices are provided
on this website page.
Resource for trusted information on
the possible reactions and risks associated with prescription drugs; some
commonly prescribed to women.
countries who are members of the United Nations are eligible for
membership and other countries not in the United Nation may apply for
membership. The website has information on a variety of topics,
provides research tools, information and statistics on WHO countries
and links to other health-related organizations.
Department of Public Health: Women's Health
sheets on a variety of women's health issues are available in
English and Spanish on this website. Information on breast, cervical
and WISEWOMEN programs also are available. Education and funding
opportunities are described.
Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery
Purpose of the Global Network is to maximize the contribution of
nursing and midwifery in promoting the health of all populations.
There are 32 worldwide WHO collaborating centers that assist WHO
address current trends and challenges in world health.
College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
website for American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
(ACOG) provides patient education, news releases and information on
women, technological and legislative issue. Part of the site is only
accessible to members of ACOG.
site provides information on various obstetric and gynecology issues
and topics. It has sections for the medical professional, medical
industry and women. Articles, expert views, meetings, conference
highlights and links to organizations and PubMed can be found on this
Perinatal Health Report
on a variety of health topics is provided on this website. The
website has information on a variety of topics in adult health,
seniors health and child health. In addition, the website has links
to guidelines and publications.
website provides information on an assortment of primary care topics.
This notebook is intended to aid primary care providers in their
pursuit of optimal care, well-informed patients, and healthy
families. This site is derived from a "peripheral brain"
collection of medical notes, and is divided over 4316 topics
within 616 chapters and 31 subspecialty books.
and Mental Health
Association for Pre- & Perinatal Psychology and Health presents
information on birth and psychology. Many mental and emotional
dimensions of pregnancy and birth are addressed in scholarly
articles, personal stories and news stories.
Topics that are addressed include life before birth, birth
sense, violence, and birth trauma. Links to books, videos and
websites are provided.
Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention: Division of Sexually
site contains evidence-based guidelines for STD treatment. It has
guidelines that can be downloaded to Palm devices.
Leche League International mission is to help mothers breastfeed
through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and
education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as
an important element in the healthy development of the baby and
mother. This website has a product catalog, breastfeeding
information, information regarding workshops and contact information
for local groups.
and Lesbian Health
and Lesbian Medical Association
and Lesbian Medical Association is a non-profit organization working
to end homophobia in health care. GLMA provides
a voice for health care professionals in the fight for equality. The
website has information on hepatitis and clinical information, and
news and public policy databases. Downloads on various issues and
general information also is available.
evidence-based resources for new and expectant parents and childbirth
professionals. Information regarding normal birth can be found on this
Six evidence-based practice papers promoting, protecting and supporting
birth also are available on the website. This organization works in
International to empower women and providers to pursue normal
birth. Grants and organizational resources are available to birth
promote normal birth.
for Midwifery is a national consumer-based group promoting the
Midwives Model of Care. Citizens for Midwifery works to provide
information and resources that promote not only the local midwife,
but also midwives and midwifery care across the country. This
non-profit, volunteer, grass-root organization believes in promoting
maternal care that is interested in maternity care that is safe,
respectful, family centered, health promoting and cost effective.
Improving Maternity Services
for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) is a collaborative effort of
numerous individuals and more than 50 organizations representing over
90,000 members. Their mission is to promote a wellness model of
maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially
reduce costs. This organization spent the first five years of
existence creating and implementing the Mother-Friendly
Childbirth Initiative. The website includes
information about the initiative, resources and news.
Coalition is a national umbrella organization committed to the
advancement of best-practice maternity care for all Australian women
and their families.
Childbirth Connection (formerly Maternity
Childbirth Connection (formerly Maternity
Center Association (MCA)) is a not-for-profit organization that has
been dedicated to improving maternity care in the United States since
The mission of the Maternity Center Association is to promote
safe, effective, and satisfying maternity care for all women and
their families through research, education, and advocacy. The website
has information about the MCA's programs, news, events, grants and
Awareness Recovery Education Support
SA provides information to birthing women and their partners on all
their options for birth. This group, which is based in Adelaide, is a
non-profit, community support group working to promote caesarean
awareness and information; educate and inform about the safety of
vaginal birth after caesarean(VBAC); and provide support for women
and families dealing with any issues surrounding caesarean birth.
Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN)
is a nonprofit organization founded to improve maternal-child health
by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing
support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After
Cesarean. Information on VBACs, resources, and news are available on
this site. Books and posters are available for purchase.
Birth Reference Site
extensive list of articles on home birth are provided on the website.
In addition, links to numerous maternal-related websites are
for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS)
supports parents and professionals in the UK and Ireland. This group
provides an assortment of articles on a variety of topics and links
to organizations supporting birth.
Advocates for Pregnant Women
Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) has a vision of a world where
women enjoy full personhood and where neither pregnancy nor drug use
serve as an excuse to dehumanize and punish select groups of people.
NAPW's mission is to secure the human and civil rights, health, and
welfare of pregnant and parenting women while protecting children
from punitive and misguided state policies. They advocate on behalf
of all women, especially those who are most marginalized: women of
color, low-income women, and women who use drugs.
Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and
advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against
the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low
birthweight. Fact sheets, perinatal data resources, resources for
patients, continuing education and information on newborn screening,
global programs and grants can be found on the website.
for Reproductive Health
Institute for Reproductive Health is dedicated to helping women and
men make informed choices about family planning and providing them
with simple, effective, and natural options. The website provides
information on natural family planning, standard day method,
fertility awareness and resources.
the website for the International Planned Parenthood Federation. The
mission of this group is to work for sexual and reproductive health,
rights and choices worldwide. The website provides healthcare
guidelines, glossary, training information, directory of hormonal
contraceptives, young person's guide, and links to articles and
organizations that support reproductive rights. Descriptive and
statistical reproductive information for numerous countries is
available on the website.