Who We Are An Alliance For
Advancing Women’s Health

The Alliance for Advancing Women’s Health (AAWH) seeks to advance women’s sexual healthcare by instituting change that promotes a culture of openness and improves outcomes for women’s sexual health.

A culture of discomfort around women’s sexual health exists in the U.S. today that creates numerous and interdependent barriers to open conversation and adequate care for women’s sexual health concerns. We believe a sea-change is needed in the way women’s sexual health is discussed and addressed in and outside of the clinical setting to better support women in achieving optimal sexual health.

Our Mission

Our mission is to engage women to advocate for their sexual health and improve clinical interaction by elevating awareness and advancing healthcare professional education and training.

We believe a sea-change is needed in the way women’s sexual health is discussed and addressed in and outside the clinical setting to better support women in achieving optimal sexual health outcomes.

We collaborate on initiatives that work to engage women to advocate for their sexual health and improve clinical interaction – or discussion between the patient and their clinician – by elevating awareness and advancing healthcare professional education and training. The Alliance for Advancing Women’s Health is made possible with support from AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Consensus Paper

Female Sexual Health: Barriers to Optimal Outcomes and a Roadmap for Improved Patient–Clinician Communications

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Our Members

Our membership includes leading women’s health and sexual health professional and patient organizations who are volunteering their time and expertise to help advance women’s sexual health. AAWH is led by a steering committee, chaired by leaders from organizations that represent both the consumer and clinician perspectives.

Organizations

American Sexual Health Association (ASHA)

ASHA promotes the sexual health of individuals, families and communities by advocating sound policies and practices and educating the public, professionals and policy makers, in order to foster healthy sexual behaviors and relationships and prevent adverse health outcomes.

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American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

For over a century, the American Medical Women’s Association has been the vision and voice of women in medicine. AMWA is the oldest multispecialty organization to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health.

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Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI)

BWHI identifies the most pressing health issues that affect the nation’s 21 million Black women and girls and invest in the best of the best strategies, partners, and organizations that share our goal: ensuring Black women live longer, healthier, more prosperous lives.

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen is the nation’s leading independent, nonprofit health information source for women. Its mission is to educate and empower women to make informed health choices for themselves and their families.

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Jewish Women International (JWI)

JWI is the leading Jewish organization working to empower women and girls by ensuring and protecting their physical safety and economic security, promoting and celebrating inter-generational leadership, and inspiring civic participation and community engagement.

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National Black Nurses Association, Inc.

NBNA is a nonprofit organization incorporated on September 2, 1972 in the state of Ohio. Its mission is “to represent and provide a forum for Black nurses to advocate and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color.”

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National Consumers League (NCL)

NCL, founded in 1899, is America’s pioneer consumer organization. Its mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad.

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National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH)

NPWH is the nation’s leading voice for courageous conversations about women’s health. NPWH’s mission is to ensure the provision of quality primary and specialty healthcare to women of all ages by women’s health and women’s health focused nurse practitioners.

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North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

Founded in 1989, NAMS is North America’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging.

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National American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology

NASPOG is a Society of researchers, clinicians, educators and scientists involved in women’s mental health and healthcare. Formed in the 1960s, the Society’s aim is to foster scholarly scientific and clinical study of the biopsychosocial aspects of obstetric and gynecologic medicine.

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Physician Assistant Foundation (PA Foundation)

The PA Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that promotes better health and wellness by providing PAs and PA students with philanthropic opportunities and resources. It is the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA).

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Red Hot Mamas (RHM)

RHM is the leading provider of menopause education and support programs in the US, and has been educating and engaging women and healthcare providers since 1991. Their outreach channels include: www.redhotmamas.org; “The Menopause Minute” e-newsletter; and their Red Hot Mamas Community Forum.

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Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS)

The SGS mission is to promote excellence in gynecologic surgery through acquisition of knowledge and improvement of skills, advancement of basic and clinical research, and professional and public education.

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AAWH Events & Announcements

04 Feb 2019
Women’s Health Experts Offer Roadmap to Help Improve Patient-Clinician Communication About Sexual Health
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01 Oct 2018
Women’s Health Experts Launch the Alliance for Advancing Women’s Health
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