NCCC recognizes each May as Women’s Health Month. It officially kicks off this year on May 10 with National Women’s Health Week, an annual observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority and help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health.

We’ll feature a variety of women’s health resources throughout the month so check back often!

  • The new coronavirus dominates the news, of course, so we’ve put together resources to help patients navigate COVID-19 and cancer
  • Staying Well While Staying at Home from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has information for cancer patients and survivors
  • Cancer patients often have special struggles with sex and intimacy. Our page on sexuality and cancer covers the most common issues and possible solutions
  • Patients who are well-informed about tests and procedures –including why they’re having them in the first place- are empowered health care consumers. Understanding Cervical Cancer Screening is designed to take the mystery out of the process so you will feel confident to speak-up and ask questions!

    Also check out our selection of HPV and cervical cancer videos on Sexual Health TV.

  • The human body is exquisite, complex, and YOURS! Get to know it, inside and out.
  • It’s all about balance. In a healthy vagina, there is a balance among many kinds of bacteria. If the balance is upset, infections like bacterial vaginosis (BV) can develop. We have tips on keeping your vagina healthy. Also listen to our podcast on what you need to know about BV.
  • There’s so much to discuss with a partner. Pleasure, fantasies, and safer sex. Also the crucial importance of consent, respect, and establishing boundaries. Our guides help you get the conversation started and offer resources if you need help.
  • Learn more about dealing with sexual difficulties. Sexual health issues—including vaginal dryness, itching, and pain during sex—affect many postmenopausal women. But the subject can be hard to bring up, both with partners and healthcare providers. Watch the video above and learn more about sexual problems and what can be done about them.
  • Just because you’re self-isolating doesn’t mean give up on pleasure! Learn more about sex in the time of COVID-19 including the fact that masturbation is safe, healthy, and fun.