Last month, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) celebrated January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. NLIRH recognizes that in addition to our work connecting Latinas with the resources they need to prevent cervical cancer and destigmatizing sexual health topics, we will work to bring down the barriers Latinas face to accessing the health […]
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Today marks the end of NLIRH’s blog carnival to end cervical cancer, ¡Acábalo Ya! Working Together to End Cervical Cancer. But don’t fret! Here is round-up of all the great posts on the blogosphere that answer the question: What will it take to end cervical cancer?
This week you have been reading many perspectives on “what will it take to end cervical cancer?” as part of NLIRH’s blog carnival, ¡Acábalo Ya! Working Together to End Cervical Cancer. All of us here at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) emphasize the importance of monitoring cervical cancer incidence rates because they […]
Guest post by Marisa Spalding, Black Women’s Health Imperative Each January we celebrate Cervical Cancer Awareness month. This month gives us an opportunity to reflect on our mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, and friends that we have lost to this preventable disease, and a time to consider how we will get the cervical cancer incidence and […]
Guest post by Amelia “Amy” MacIntyre, Health Research & Policy Analyst, North American Management The uninsured, the underinsured and those living in underserved communities in which health care services are scarce are the segments of the U.S. population that are disproportionately affected by cervical cancer. These populations include women in rural areas, the elderly, those […]
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: please join NLIRH by participating in our blog carnival! ¡Acábalo Ya! Working Together to End Cervical Cancer. This is one fight we can win. Every year in the United States alone, more than 12,000 women are diagnosed and more than 4,000 die of cervical cancer, a disease that is 100% […]
By Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services Read in Spanish Everyone wants their family to be healthy. And a key component of this is ensuring that mothers, daughters, and sisters have access to the preventive services they need. When it comes to health, women are often the sole decision maker for their families […]
A few years ago an aunt of mine was experiencing irregular periods and excess bleeding during her menstrual cycles. The only way she was able to regulate her period and avoid losing so much blood was by taking prescription birth control. She was fortunate enough to be able to afford birth control, a luxury that […]
I grew up next door to my grandmother and for hours, she would keep my sisters and I hostage to talk to us about recipes. I’d watch her do all of the preparations for major dishes, like tamales or menudo and she always scolded us for not getting the right ingredients or measurements. Oh abuelita! […]
By Myra Guevara, Research Intern UPDATE: This post originally titled: “FDA approves new cervical cancer screening technology,” incorrectly implied that the FDA had approved the screening technology. In actuality, it has only been approved for review. “Receiving the ‘suitable for filing’ letter from the FDA is the first significant milestone in the regulatory review process […]