This week is the 1st Annual Women’s Health Week at the University of Washington! Our interest in bringing this event to the UW campus aligns with the goals of National Women’s Health week which is to empower women to make their health a top priority. As a community, it is our responsibility to support the important women we know and do everything we can to help them take steps for longer, healthier, and happier lives. Please join us in our mission to empower women in health by attending the Health Fair in Mary Gates Commons from 2-5pm on Thursday 5/12 featuring over 20 local organizations supporting women’s health. Also don’t miss:
Knowledge Is Power!” this Thursday (5/12) from 2-5:30 pm @ Mary Gates. There will be health fair booths, a seminar series featuring some of the best speakers in the UW, and interactive workshops from our local community organizations. Vitamin Water and other nutritious beverages will be served and participants are eligible to win prizes from Babeland. Don’t miss out!
More detail on the lineup of speakers:
Myself Unknown: How Stereotypes Influence What Women Do and Feel?
by Nancy Kenney, Ph.D.
Even in the 21st century, women are not expected to know or understand the functioning of their own bodies but they are expected to accept societal judgments about their physical and psychological selves. This talk will examine how women’s lives and their self-concepts are influenced by gender-based stereotypes about emotionality, cognitive abilities and sexuality.
Alcohol and Women’s Health
by Jason Kilmer, Ph.D.
How does alcohol affect women differently than men? How does alcohol impact sleep? Exactly how many drinks is in that big red cup? Come find out about research relevant to safety, sex differences, sleep, and social effects.
Eating Disorders and Healthy Dieting by Elizabeth Kirk, Ph.D., R.D.
College students are a vulnerable population for developing eating disorders. Increased social and academic pressure, changes in meal structure and food access, and anxiety about the “freshmen 15” are a few of many possible reasons for this increased risk. Attend this talk to learn more about eating disorders and the ways to practice healthy dieting today.
Moregasm (Healthy Sexuality)
Take risks, get messy, own your orgasm and ultimately, get more of what you want from sex. Babeland Sex Educators will discuss a range of topics, including pleasure-based anatomy, the G-spot, female ejaculation, sex toys and communication tips. Discover how to make safer sex even sexier and how to have new, exciting sexual adventures whether you’re solo or partnered. Babeland specializes in providing honest, fun, sex-positive education to help create a more passionate world for all of us
Sleep: What’s It Good For?
by Carol Landis, DNSc, RN, FAAN
What activity during a typical day do you devote one-third of your time to doing it? What happens when you don’t get enough sleep? What are the consequences of skimping on sleep? Can you make up for lost sleep during the week by sleeping more on the weekends? These are some of the questions that we will talk about in this seminar.
Perinatal Support in a Cultural Context
by Open Arms Perinatal Services
Open Arms provides community-based support services to low income pregnant women. Learn about why supporting women during birth and early postpartum is important and why it is equally important to do so in the appropriate cultural and linguistic context
We hope to see you there!!
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