GC4W Women’s Health & Wellness

Women’s Mental Health Care in Prison

Women’s Mental Health Care in Prison The continued lack of mental, emotional, and social health programming for women in prison during the COVID-19 pandemic may actually cause the virus’s most devastating and long-lasting health effects for this population. By Emma Athena Until September 2021, 33-year-old Cheyanne Tanner was incarcerated at Florida’s Homestead Correctional Institution, a state prison on the southernmost…

CVS Study: Women’s Post-Pandemic Health Contrasts Men’s

CVS Study: Women’s Post-Pandemic Health Contrasts Men’s By Marija Butkovic CVS Health’s 2022 Health Care Insights Study finds that female U.S. consumers are very interested in engaging health care providers in discussions about their holistic health, mental health, and physical health goals, although women post-pandemic struggle more with mental health, anxiety, and achieving their health goals compared to men. The study,…

Getting Pregnant After IUD Removal: How Long Does It Take?

Getting Pregnant After IUD Removal: How Long Does It Take? The intrauterine device (IUD) is one of the most effective forms of reversible birth control available today. Here’s how copper IUDs and hormonal IUDs impact your future chances of conception. By Erica Jackson Curran The intrauterine device (IUD) is one of the most effective forms of reversible birth control available…

16 Healthcare Responses to the Roe v. Wade Decision

16 Healthcare Responses to the Roe v. Wade Decision By Erica Carbajal and Cailey Gleeson Hospitals and medical associations across the nation reacted to the Supreme Court’s June 24 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by calling attention to the consequences it will have on vulnerable populations, and the increased demand providers will see in states where abortion services are still acessible.  Becker’s compiled…

Soaring Gynaecology Waiting Lists… Why?

Soaring Gynaecology Waiting Lists… Why? By Hannah Devlin Doctors’ routine dismissal of women’s debilitating health problems as “benign” has contributed to gynaecology waiting lists soaring by 60% to more than half a million patients, a senior health leader has said. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) president, Dr Edward Morris, told the Guardian that waiting lists for conditions…

Women Provide Mental Health Services to First Responders

Women Provide Mental Health Services to First Responders By Briana Smith First responders rescue people in traumatic and stressful situations every day but many don’t take care of their own mental well-being. Two local women created “Mindful Connections for Public Safety” in an effort to help support those on the front lines. “I invite you to relax and take a…

Here’s What a Good Prenatal Vitamin Should Have

Here’s What a Good Prenatal Vitamin Should Have From gummy chews to fish oil capsules, there are countless prenatal vitamins and supplements on the market. This guide will help you pick the right prenatal pill so you and baby can thrive. By Alicia Barney and Diana McKeon Charkalis If you’re newly pregnant (or ideally when you’re trying to conceive), it’s…

Which States Will Ban or Protect Abortion Rights?

Which States Will Ban or Protect Abortion Rights? By: Sarah Ewall-Wice and Melissa Quinn Washington — The bombshell decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion rights has upended 50 years of precedent and handed state lawmakers across the country the power to restrict or ban abortion.The result will be a patchwork of laws that…