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Abbi Havens

Senior Content Writer & Editor

Location icon United States

Senior Content Writer & Editor with a passion for sexual health and health care justice. Lover of AP style.


Sexual Health

Yes, sexual health is an important part of your well-being | Nano

The phrase "sexual health" means two things to most people: birth control and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention. But sexual health is so much more than that. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity.

The History of the Clitoris | Nano

It's easy to laugh at the mistakes of scientists in millennia past (and scream into the void out of frustration) at their deep misunderstanding of female anatomy since the first "discovery" of the clitoris. But it's more than just a gaffe to forgive and forget, and we aren't as far removed from these pioneers of anatomy as we might think.

You have rights during childbirth | Nano

"The free citizen's first and greatest right, which underlies all others-the right to [herself]-is the subject of universal acquiescence, and this right necessarily forbids a physician or surgeon, however skillful or eminent, who has been asked to examine, diagnose, advise and prescribe, to violate without permission the bodily integrity of [her] patients by a major or capital operation, placing [her] under anaesthetic for that purpose, and operating on [her] without his consent of knowledge."

You don't have to give birth on your back | Nano

The majority of hospital births occur in the supine position (on your back). But what if we told you this wasn't your only option? In fact, this birthing position comes with significant health risks to you and your baby. Maybe there's a better way.

The Case for More Orgasms | Nano

Despite the undeniable benefits of orgasm to the mind and body, the United States is the victim of a vast orgasm gap. We're here to change that. We present to you... the case for more orgasms (no matter who you are).

Men, what causes painful intercourse? | Nano

Pain during sex is not just a women's issue. Dyspareunia, or painful sexual intercourse, affects women and men and can lead to significant psychological distress. Here are the sexual infections and conditions that may cause to painful intercourse for men.

Women, what causes painful intercourse? | Nano

Women are often influenced by the media, their educators, their peers and even healthcare professionals to believe that pain is just a part of sex, but it's not. A sexual condition or infection may be the underlying cause of painful intercourse.

Routine STI screenings don't check for herpes. Here's why. | Nano

A herpes diagnosis can cause significant psychosocial and psychosexual damage including depression, poor self-esteem, social isolation, inability to have meaningful sexual relationships and hostility towards the person who is believed to be the source of the infection. That's why doctors no longer screen for herpes.

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Baby Boomers are more susceptible to Hepatitis C. | UT Health Austin

Love, drugs, flower power and... Hepatitis C? The generation of Americans born between 1945 and 1965 are often referred to as "baby boomers," a name earned by the temporary spike in the birth-rate that occurred in several countries following WWII, notably in the U.S.

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Silent Symptoms | UT Health Austin

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This reproductive cancer may not receive as much attention as other reproductive cancers, but ovarian cancer is serious business. It is the 11 th most common cancer among women in the US, but the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women.

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The Science of Pain Management: It takes a village. | UT Health Austin

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. Let's break that down. An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. Pain hurts.

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7 Tips for Better Sleep Hygiene | UT Health Austin

Reviewed by: Donna Shanor, LCSW and LCDC Written by: Abbi Havens Just like breathing, sleep is a pivotal piece of human functionality. Sleep allows your body to repair itself, strengthens your immune system and allows your brain to process information and consolidate memories.


6 Change Management Tips To Avoid Employee Burnout

"Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes." David Bowie knew it, we know it, and you know it. Change is hard. Why do you think so many songs exist to immortalize it? But the fact of the matter is, in the workplace, organizational change is inevitable, and it's nothing to be afraid of.

Busting 4 Common Change Management Myths

Let's get right down to it. You want to spend your budget where it'll make a real impact, so it's only natural to wonder: do you really need to invest in change management for your organization? Consider the strategic changes you'd like to make to your organization.

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Presentation of Richmond, VA Artists

A presentation of three emerging artists in Richmond, VA, including biographies and synopses of work.

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6 Features Companies Need in Their Customer-Facing Knowledge Bases

Setting up a customer-facing knowledge base for your company seems like it should be a win-win: your customers can find the information they need without calling your support number or filling out a ticket, and your support team doesn't have to waste time answering the same common questions over and over again.

Navigate Social Media Like Beyonce: 5 Social Media Marketing Best Practices

Let's be honest... We are not, nor will we ever be, Beyonce. But, mere mortals can learn from the Queen Bee's impeccable social media marketing strategy. She certainly did not build her empire of 78 million Instagram followers by sporadically sharing (or oversharing) on social media, without giving a thought to the platform, her brand, [...]

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