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NEW RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR WOMEN AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ON HEALTHY SEXUALITY, MENOPAUSE AND SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION



Web Chat with Renowned Sexual Health Expert Scheduled for August 31st

For Immediate Release
August 24,  2005

Contact:
Amber McCracken - NWHRC
(888) 406-9472
amccracken@healthywomen.org

Ann McCall
(202) 466-3825
communications@arhp.org

Washington, DC—August 24, 2005—Although sexuality has gradually "come out of the closet"—we talk about it, see it on TV, and read about it perhaps more than ever before in our daily lives—reliable education about healthy sexuality for women is still lacking.

In response, Nurture Your Nature: Inspiring Women's Sexual Wellness (www.NurtureYourNature.org) aims to help increase the meaningful and effective communication about sexuality between women and their health care professionals, as well as between women and their sexual partners.

“We know that women closely link sexual satisfaction and desire to overall good health and happiness,” said Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD, NYN Advisory Committee Co-chair and Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. “Learning how to effectively communicate sexual issues and concerns to your healthcare provider and your partner is extremely important.”

With an initial focus on menopausal women and their sexuality issues, program sponsors hope to broaden the reach over time, to include all sexuality issues, affecting both men and women, and throughout the life span.

Offered through the program are publications geared toward women and their partners, paired with publications whose intended audience is healthcare providers; a dynamic Web site with valuable information, timely news, up-to-date resources, and links to other organizations and materials; and an advisory committee comprised of experts in the field who vet materials and are available for media inquires.

To learn more about the program:

  • Visit the Web site (www.NurtureYourNature.org)
  • Participate in a live Web chat with renowned sexology expert Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD, by logging onto www.healthywomen.org on August 31 st at 8pm.
  • Review the enclosed materials

Nurture Your Nature is a collaborative program between the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) and the National Women’s Health Resource Center (NWHRC).



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The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) is the leading source for trusted medical education and information on reproductive and sexual health. ARHP educates health care providers, informs consumers, and helps shape public policy. ARHP is a non-profit membership association composed of highly qualified and committed experts in reproductive health. ARHP members are health professionals in clinical practice, education, research, and advocacy and they include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, researchers, educators, pharmacists, and other professionals in reproductive health. To learn more, visit: http://www.arhp.org.