WAF’s Five for Friday – The Women’s Health Edition

Friends working together When it comes to your health no website will ever take the place of your doctor and knowledge of your own body, but these five sites have developed reputations as trusted sources for women’s health news and information.

1. IHR – Infertility Health Resources

Many women at 40 struggle with infertility issues. Infertility Health Resources, or IHR is a clearinghouse clearinghouse for online infertility information. It covers diagnosis, treatment options, financial issues, legal issues, adoption, and support groups.

2. National Women’s Health Resource Center
The National Women’s Health Resource Center is a non-profit, national clearinghouse for women’s health information. It develops original health materials and content for women and provides links to related news, educational opportunities, and national organizations. It also has information about books and contacts for local health departments.

3. Hormone Foundation: Women’s Health
Developed by the Endocrine Society, the purpose of Hormone.org is to provide information to consumers on hormone-related health issues. Information is available on various prevention, treatment and cure of hormone-related conditions. Additional resources include, Find-an-Endocrinologist, information about new hormone related clinical trials, and Spanish translation of many of the informational resources.

4. Mayo Clinic Women’s Health
The Mayo Clinic provides up to the minute research on women’s health. There’s even a special section called Ask a Specialist, where you can find the answers to anything not already covered on the site. For the very latest in medical research for women, check out the blog and podcasts.

5. Our Bodies Ourselves
The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective has created a companion Web site for their classic book, Our Bodies, Ourselves. It provides both clinical and psychosocial information about women’s health issues and offers resources in both English and Spanish. The site has current health news and Web links.

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