AccessingArtemis is a Yahoo Groups forum for women whose childbirth experiences have been unpleasant or traumatic. Some members have suffered from postpartum depression; some have felt devastated by the experience of childbirth; some are choosing home birth for future pregnancies as the result of an unsatisfactory hospital birth. For more information or to subscribe, see the AccessingArtemis Yahoo Groups page.
ADDmirableWomen is a high-volume list where women with ADD/ADHD (attention deficit disorder) can "give and receive advice, support, and encouragement along every step of their ADDmirable Journey." More information is available at the ADDmirableWomen web page, where you can also subscribe. You can also subscribe by sending a blank email message to ADDmirableWomenemail@example.com .
ADDWOMEN is a list for women with attention deficit disorder, either with or without hyperactivity. For more information or to join, go to the ADDWOMEN Yahoo Groups page.
AFTERCARE is a list where mothers can talk about what they are feeling as mothers (in contrast to lists focusing on infant care): the joys and sorrows of motherhood, postpartum healing, emotional recovery, postpartum depression, resuming intimacy after birth, all the wonders that go along with mothering, etc. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE AFTERCARE or SUBSCRIBE AFTERCARE-DIGEST to AFTERCARE-REQUEST@LISTSERVICE.NET . More information is available at the AFTERCARE web site.
AMAZON is a moderated list for women who are using alternative treatments (e.g., herbs, supplements, diet, meditation, journal keeping, fasting, etc.) as the primary treatment for breast cancer. This is a supportive forum for women to discuss any aspect of the disease, including treatments they are interested in learning about and those they are trying. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE AMAZON Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM .
AMAZON ALTERNATIVES IN HEALING is a support list for lesbian survivors of childhood sexual abuse. It also promotes general discussion of issues confronting lesbians in the world today. For more information or to subscribe, go to the list's web site.
BABIES is a list for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome who are trying to become pregnant. To subscribe, send a message to BABIES-REQUEST@LISTS.BEST.COM and type just the word SUBSCRIBE in both the subject header and the body of the message. More information is available at the PCOS web site.
BCN-FLASH is a twice-a-day newsletter devoted to breaking news about the prevention, screening, and treatment of breast cancer. It contains brief article summaries along with URLs that point to the full news articles at their source. It will be of interest to breast cancer survivors and their family and support systems, as well as physicians and other health professionals. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE BCN-FLASH to MAJORDOMO@REDBANK.NET .
BFAR (Breastfeeding after Reduction Surgery) is a forum for support and exchange of information among women who have had reduction mammoplasty (breast reductions). Topics include all aspects of breastfeeding in relation to the unique challenges of doing so after breast reduction surgery. Only women who have already had the surgery will be eligible to subscribe. To subscribe, send a request for subscription, along with a brief description of history and current situation, to BFAR@STORE-FRONT.COM .
BFING is a list for discussion of breastfeeding. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE BFING to MAJORDOMO@PREGNANCYTODAY.COM . Related information is available at the PREGNANCY TODAY web site.
BIG-MOMS "is primarily for large moms (be they tall or obese or both), and large women who want to be moms," as well as other people who are supportive of big moms. Topics include social issues, fertility issues, gestational diabetes, parenting issues, etc. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE <your e-address> to BIG_MOMS_LIST-REQUEST@BUTLER.HPL.HP.COM .
BIRTHCTR is a list for midwives who practice at birth centers. The list is a forum to discuss midwifery and business issues specific to birth centers. To subscribe, send a message to ZELDACNM@ALASKA.NET with the words SUBSCRIBE BIRTHCTR in the Subject: header. In the message portion briefly describe who you are and where you practice.
BLACK_WOMEN_DEPRESSION is a forum for black women who are dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar, other mental illness or just the strain of having to deal with "strong black woman" syndrome. For more information or to subscribe, see the black_women_depression Yahoo groups web site.
B-MAIL, run by the NSW Breast Cancer Institute (Australia), is a list for everyone concerned with breast cancer: health care professionals, breast cancer patients and their families and friends, and others interested in breast cancer. [NOTE: B-MAIL has been temporarily halted; it should resume again at the end of July '98, at which time I'll post updated info.]
BOL began as a moderated list "for people and organizations within South Asia and outside to come together, discuss and work on issues of gender, reproductive health and rights and legal developments pertaining to human rights within the region." More recently, it expanded its focus to include women's studies in the South Asian region. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE BOL to firstname.lastname@example.org .More information is available at the BOL web page.
BREAST-CANCER is an unmoderated discussion list for any issue relating to breast cancer. Send subscription messages (SUBSCRIBE BREAST-CANCER Your Name) to LISTSERV@MORGAN.UCS.MUN.CA .
Breast Cancer Network Nova Scotia is a Canadian web-based forum whose aim is to provide information and support for all people concerned with breast cancer: patients, family members, caregivers, healthcare providers, etc. To read or contribute, go to http://bca.ns.ca/forum/. The site also provides a vast array of other valuable resources.BREASTFEEDING101 is "a list for new and experienced breastfeeding moms, including those who anticipate on breastfeeding once their newborns arrive." To subscribe, go to the Breastfeeding101 web page.
C-BIRTH is a forum for discussion relating to unassisted childbirth. For more information or to subscribe, see the C-BIRTH web page on Yahoo Groups.
CCE is a list for Childbirth Educators. The emphasis is on Natural Childbirth methods. Some members are certified childbirth educators, and others are trying to decide whether teaching childbirth is for them. This is a list for business aspects of teaching, sharing of methods, and other professional concerns. You can subscribe at the listowner's web site or by sending the message SUBSCRIBE CCE to MAJORDOMO@FENSENDE.COM .
CDN-WOMEN is a moderated list created to strengthen links among organizations, individuals, and groups across Canada involved in women's health. It serves as a forum for discussion and debate on current issues affecting women and girls. It is also a place to share information and resources, events, calls for action, and research findings (both biomedical and social research). The list does not accept advertisements, product announcements, or self-promotional posts. To join, send a message to CDN-WOMEN-ADMIN@LIST.WEB.NET asking to subscribe. Leave the subject line blank.
CITNET-W, the Healthy Cities Women's Network, is a list for people interested in women's health issues and healthy cities issues. Send the subscription message SUB CITNET-W Your Name to LISTSERV@INDYCMS.IUPUI.EDU .
DAWN is a forum where women with disAbilities and women allies may find common ground in shared experience, to overcome differences and work together, share information, exchange dialogue, and develop and strengthen networks. The list's members include women representing a diversity of disAbilities and backgrounds from different regions, provinces, and countries. For more information or to subscribe, see the DAWN Yahoo Groups web page or the information contained on the DAWN web site.
DD-LL (Deaf Dykes - Lipreading Lesbians) provides a supportive online community for lesbians and bisexual women who have a significant hearing loss. To subscribe, send a message to DD-LL-REQUEST@SAPPHO.NET and explain in your own words that 1) you are a lesbian or a bisexual woman, and 2) you have a significant hearing loss. The list is not open to others.
DES-FAMILY is for women exposed to DES (diethylstilbestrol) and those who love them. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE DES-FAMILY to LISTSERV@SACT.COM .
DOULA is a list for professional pregnancy, labor, and postpartum care providers. Midwives, childbirth educators, and potential doulas are also welcome. Subscribers discuss how to find clients, what to do in an emergency, how to best support women in childbirth, and related topics. You can subscribe at the listowner's web site or by sending the message SUBSCRIBE DOULA to MAJORDOMO@FENSENDE.COM .
EMBO is a list for discussing uterine artery embolization (UAE), a specific treatment for uterine fibroids. Participants include women who are pre- and post-procedure, and several participating physicians. To subscribe, send a blank e-mail message to EMBO-SUBSCRIBE@yahoogroups.com .
EX-TALK is an exercise discussion list for those who need some ongoing motivation to get and stay in shape. Whether your goal is to lose weight or just feel better, you're welcome on this list. Most of the participants follow a moderate exercise program of low intensity. Currently, the bulk of subscribers are women who are 30+, but the list is open to everyone. To subscribe, send a message to EX-TALK-REQUEST@LISTHOST.NET with the word SUBSCRIBE (or SUBSCRIBE EX-TALK DIGEST ) in the message body.
FATDYKES is "a place for fat lesbians and our allies to discuss topics related to our lives as fat lesbians, from a pro-fat, pro-lesbian perspective." The list is for women only and is open to all "fat-positive, pro-lesbian women of any size, orientation, or birth gender." To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE FATDYKES Your-emailaddress to MAJORDOMO@APOCALYPSE.ORG .
FAT-GIRLS is a women-only list for supportive discussion of the issues that concern fat women. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE FAT-GIRLS <email@example.com> to MAJORDOMO@ANGUS.MYSTERY.COM .
FEMINIST PREGNANCY is a list for discussion of academic and personal issues related to pregnancy (and parenting). It is open to any women who are interested in issues of feminism as they relate to pregnancy/parenting and vice versa. The list serves a dual purpose in that it promotes discussion on both a scholarly and a personal level. To subscribe, send a short bio explaining why you are joining the list and what your interests are to SDIETZEL@LOYNO.EDU.
FGM-L is dedicated to discussion and research about Female Genital Mutilation in the United States and internationally. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE FGM-L <your email address> to MAJORDOMO@HOLLYFELD.ORG .
FIBROTALK is a support list for sufferers of Fibromyalgia, most of whom are women. For more information or to subscribe, see the FIBROTALK web page.
GENDER-AIDS is an internationally-focused list for discussion of gender and AIDS/HIV. Though it is an email list, you can read some of the messages and subscribe to GENDER-AIDS from the Web.
GENSALUD is a moderated list operated by the Women, Health, and Development Programme of the Pan-American Health Organization. It disseminates information in Spanish and English about gender and women's health issues in the Americas (violence, health sector reform, reproductive and sexual health, aging, adolescence, HIV/AIDS, etc.). News items include calls for papers, conference and job announcements, new publications, websites, and more. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE GENSALUD to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the GENSALUD web page.
GFWIS (Gerontologists/Geriatricians for Women in Society) is a dialogue tool for gerontology and geriatric professionals interested in issues specific to elderly women, women as caretakers of the elderly, and female healthcare and human services providers and educators. GFWIS is supported by the SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse and the New York Statewide Resource Center for Geriatric Education. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE GFWIS Your Name to MAJORDOMO@LIST.HSCSYR.EDU .
GIRLIES is a moderated support and discussion list for young women, ages 15 to 25, who are disabled. Members discuss issues that affect their day-to-day lives. For more information or to subscribe, go to the Girlies web site.
GLB-MEDICAL-L is a list for discussion of issues related to homosexuality and the medical profession. For more information, send the message INFO GLB-MEDICAL-L to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UTORONTO.CA .To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE GLB-MEDICAL-L Your Name to that same address . (Note: this list replaces GLB-MEDICAL.)
GLOBALRN is a list for nurses and other health care professionals interested in topics related to culture and health. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE GLOBALRN Your Name to LISTSERV@ITSSRV1.UCSF.EDU .
GYN-CANCER offers support for women with genitourinary cancer and their families. This includes, but is not limited to, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, and vulvar and vaginal cancers. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE GYN-CANCER to MAJORDOMO@RAPTORS.DUNIMAS.COM .
GYN-DOCS is an unmoderated list for discussion of academic topics in gynecology by health care professionals. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE GYN-DOCS Youraddress to MAJORDOMO@OAC1.OAC.TJU.EDU . Information file is available by sending message INFO GYN-DOCS to above address [note that the address includes the numeral 1, not the letter l].
GYN-ONC is an unmoderated discussion list for patients, family, friends, researchers, and physicians, to discuss clinical and nonclinical issues and advances pertaining to gynecological cancers. This includes patient experiences, psychosocial issues, new research, clinical trials, and discussions of current treatment practices. The list is archived at http://listserv.acor.org/archives/gyn-onc.html, where you can also subscribe.
HOTFLASH is a list about women's health, especially the problems associated with peri-menopause and menopause. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE HOTFLASH to MAJORDOMO@MLISTS.NET .
HYSTERSISTERS is an online hysterectomy support group. It provides support and information to women before and after a hysterectomy. It has apparently become a message board rather than an email list. To obtain more information, go to the HYSTERSISTERS web site.
IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) is a list for people who have inflammatory breast cancer and those who support them. To subscribe, send the one-word message SUBSCRIBE to IBC-REQUEST@BESTIARY.COM . For more information, contact the listowner, Pete Bevin (MOOSE@BESTIARY.COM).
ICAN is a list sponsored by the International Caesarean Awareness Network for people who wish to discuss Caesarean section in a supportive environment. The list is open to people who have experienced c-section, parents who wish to avoid a c-section, people who wish to have a vaginal birth after a Caesarean, or professionals wishing to contribute. For more information or to subscribe, see the ICAN web site.
ILIST is a list for discussion of infertility. Both women and men may join. Extensive additional information can be obtained by sending the message INFO ILIST to MAJORDOMO@ACPUB.DUKE.EDU . To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE ILIST to that same address.
IVF is a support list for women going through in vitro fertilization. For more information or to subscribe, see the IVF web page A sister list, PGIVF, may also be of interest.LACTNET is a rather high-volume discussion list for lactation consultants, midwives, childbirth educators, dieticians, scientists, and other medical professionals to discuss issues regarding breastfeeding in an effort to better support breastfeeding mothers. To view the list's archives and/or to subscribe, see the LACTNET web site.
LDWOMEN is a list for adult women with learning disabilities. Its purpose is to provide a forum for women with learning disabilities to connect and share ideas, knowledge, and support. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE LDWOMEN Your Name to LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU .
LESBIAN-HW (Lesbian Health Worker) is an Australian list to "facilitate communication on a national level to all people who work in, or are interested in, the area of lesbian health." Discussion topics may include "the effects of heterosexual dominance and homophobia in the public and private sphere; legal issues and legislative changes; medical issues; pregnancy and parenting, details about programs, groups or research ideas, etc." For more information or to subscribe, see the Lesbian Health Worker web site at http://www.nwjc.org.au/avcwl/lists/info/lesbian-hw.html .
LIVING is an unmoderated forum for lesbian and bisexual women with disabilities, and women who love them, whether lovers, friends, sisters, moms, or daughters. Disabilities are best defined by the women who experience them. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE LIVING Your Name <your e-address> (e.g., SUBSCRIBE LIVING Jane Doe <email@example.com>) to MAJORDOMO@QICLAB.SCN.RAIN.COM .
LUNATRIX-L is now UNRULYWOMEN (see below).
MADGRRLS is a feminist forum designed to meet the needs of women who have mood swings, voices, fears, and visions. To subscribe, send your name (first name and last name) to MADGRRLS-REQUEST@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU and the listowner will respond. More information is available at the MADGRRLS web site.
MENOPAUS is a list for discussion of menopause, and the sharing of remedies and personal experiences related to menopause. Send usual subscription message to LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU . [Note that MENOPAUS has no final "e"]
MIDWIFE is a list for professional discussions among midwives. Questions, comments, and input from other childbirth professionals, including doctors, nurses, student midwives, and childbirth educators are acceptable. Consumer inquiries (especially asking for advice) are frowned upon. You can subscribe at the listowner's web site or by sending the message SUBSCRIBE MIDWIFE to MAJORDOMO@FENSENDE.COM .
MIDWIVES is a list for professional discussion among midwives. Only midwives or those currently enrolled in the clinical portion of a program as a midwife student or apprentive may subscribe, though some list approved MDs are also list members. To subscribe, send a message to ZELDACNM@ALASKA.NET explaining how you qualify to belong to the list. Be sure to include the words SUBSCRIBE MIDWIVES in the Subject: header.
MM-L is a list for women facing infertility who have experienced multiple miscarriages. You must apply to be accepted to participate. The application is located at the Multiple Miscarriages web site or by writing to MMSUGGESTIONS@SURROGACY.COM . Note: this list is run by the American Surrogacy Center, Inc.MOLLIES-L (for Menopausal Out Lesbians) is "a lesbian-only list where lesbians can talk openly about the changes that we are going through during menopause: physical, emotional, spiritual. No archives. Confidentiality expected." To subscribe, send an email message to MOLLIES-L-ADMIN@EFN.ORG . An info file will be sent to prospective subscribers.
NURSERES is a moderated list for nurse researchers. Send the subscription message SUB NURSERES Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.KENT.EDU .
OAMAZONS is a list for lesbians seeking and sharing experience, ideas, and solutions concerning eating disorders. All lesbians who still suffer, are currently recovering, and/or have recovered from eating disorders of any kind are welcome. For more information, send the message INFO OAMAZONS to MAJORDOMO@QUEERNET.ORG . To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE OAMAZONS Your Name <your e-address> (e.g., SUBSCRIBE OAMAZONS Jane Doe <firstname.lastname@example.org>) to this same MAJORDOMO address.
OASIS is a list for women who are at least 50 pounds overweight and trying to get pregnant, trying to lose weight to increase fertility, or attempting to do both at the same time. Send email to OASIS@PINELANDPRESS.COM to receive more information and an application to join.
OB-GYN-L is an open, unmoderated list for obstetricians and gynecologists. Topics of discussion include practices, research, interesting patients, and lifestyle. For more information or to subscribe, see the OB-GYN-L web site.
ONNA (Oh No Not Again) is "an open, unmoderated discussion list about achieving pregnancy." To subscribe, send the standard subscription message to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU .
OVARIAN is an unmoderated discussion list for patients, family, friends, researchers, and physicians who wish to discuss issues relating to ovarian cancer (the list's primary focus) or other ovarian disorders such as ovarian cysts. The list should not be used to discuss reproductive/fertility problems. Only subscribers may post messages. Send usual subscription message to LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU . [NOTE: this list replaces the OVARIAN-CANCER list.]
PAM (Pregnancy After Miscarriage) is a list for people attempting pregnancy or who are currently pregnant after a pregnancy loss of any kind. If you have been in this situation and would like to offer support and advice for others, you are also welcome. This list is not for women only -- partners are welcome. You can subscribe at the listowner's web site or by sending the message SUBSCRIBE PAM to MAJORDOMO@FENSENDE.COM .
PARENT-L is a high-volume list for discussing issues related to breastfeeding and parenting the nursing baby or child. For more information or to subscribe, see the PARENT-L web site at http://lists.uts.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/parent-l .
PCO is a list run by and for people with an interest in polycystic ovarian syndrome, also sometimes referred to as Stein-Leventhal disease. More information is available at the PCOS web site. To subscribe, send a message to PCO-REQUEST@LISTS.BEST.COM and put the word "subscribe" (lower case, no quotation marks) in the body of the message.
PCONATURAL is list devoted to discussion of natural and holistic remedies for polycystic ovarian syndrome. More information is available at the PCOS web site. To subscribe, send a message to PCONATURAL-REQUEST@LISTS.BEST.COM and put the word "subscribe" (lower case, no quotation marks) in the body of the message.
PCOPREG is a list for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome who are either pregnant or post-partum. To subscribe, send a message to PCOPREG-REQUEST@LISTS.BEST.COM with the one word SUBSCRIBE in both the subject header and the body of the message. More information is available at the PCOS web site.
PGIVF is a list open to anyone who is pregnant after invitro fertilization or from any other advanced technology. The list enables participants to share every aspect of their pregnancy from early betas to delivery. For more information or to subscribe, see the PGIVF web page.PNL (aka Pausing Naturally-L) is a woman-only list exploring and sharing ways to approach menopause without using HRT (hormone replacement therapy). No archives. Confidentiality strongly expected. Please turn off sig files when posting to list. To subscribe, send the message SUB PNL Your Name to LISTPROC@EFN.ORG . A bit more information is available at a related web site.
POF (Premature Ovarian Failure) is an online support group for women with premature ovarian failure, also known as early menopause or premature menopause. For more information or to subscribe, go to the POF web site.
PPD (Post-Partum Depression) is a list for mothers with post-partum depression and those who have survived it. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE PPD Your Email Address to MAJORDOMO@BLKBOX.COM . For more information, see the PPD web site.
POST_TUBAL is a list where women who have had, or who are considering, a tubal ligation for the purpose of birth control can meet and discuss their experiences. Topics include methods used, information about the procedure, health before and after the procedure, etc. To subscribe, go to POST_TUBAL's web page.
PRECONC is a pre-conception list for parents trying to become pregnant. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE PRECONC to MAJORDOMO@PREGNANCYTODAY.COM . Related information is available at the PREGNANCY TODAY web site.
PREGNANCY TODAY, formerly YOUR PREGNANCY, is a set of twelve e-mail lists (one for each month of the year) that provide people expecting a baby in the specified month a forum where they can discuss pregnancy concerns, ask questions, and support, help, and advise each other. The lists can be high volume (upwards of 100 messages per day in many cases), so you may prefer to sign up for the digest version, which consolidates the messages into a large bundle to reduce e-mail clutter. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE <month> or SUBSCRIBE <month>-digest (e.g., SUBSCRIBE FEBRUARY or SUBSCRIBE FEBRUARY-DIGEST) to MAJORDOMO@PREGNANCYTODAY.COM . More information is available at the PREGNANCY TODAY web site.
PREVENT-CONNECT "is where local, state, national, and tribal agencies and organizations will discuss how to develop, implement, and evaluate effective violence against women prevention initiatives." The list is affiliated with the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA). For more information or to subscribe, go to the Prevent-Connect web page on Yahoo Groups.
QUEERGIRLIES is a moderated support and discussion list for young women, ages 15 to 25, who are disabled and are lesbian, bi, or transgendered. Members discuss issues that affect their lives, such as sex, coming out, etc. For more information or to subscribe, go to the QueerGirlies web site.
RAPECRISIS is a moderated discussion list for survivors of rape and sexual abuse, and for others interested in these topics. To subscribe, go to the RAPECRISIS web page.
SANS UTERI is an unmoderated hysterectomy forum open to all women who have had, or are considering, a hysterectomy. The list also encourages participation of women's significant others. There is now a $12 annual subscription fee. For more information or to subscribe, see the SANS UTERI web site.
SAPC (Sexual Assault Program Coordinators) is a moderated list for college/university administrators who deal with sexual and/or domestic violence. For more information or to subscribe, see the SAPC web site.
SISS (Sisters in Sobriety) is a closed email women's meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. To join the group, send an email message to email@example.com stating your adherence to the Third Tradition of AA: "The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking."
SOBERDYKES "is intended to support women-identified (lesbian and women-loving bi) women in recovery from alcohol or drug dependence. The list is not at this time intended for the significant others of women in recovery." For more information, send the message INFO SOBERDYKES to MAJORDOMO@VECTOR.CASTI.COM . To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE SOBERDYKES Your Name <your e-address> to the same MAJORDOMO address.
SOBERDYKES 12 STEP SUPPORT LIST is for women-identified women who are in 12-step recovery programs for substance abuse. For more information or to subscribe, go to the SOBERDYKES web site. NOTE: this list has no connection to the abovementioned SOBERDYKES list on casti.com .
SOBERDYKES: WOMEN IN RECOVERY SUPPORT LIST is open to women of all sexual orientations: "straight, lesbian, bi, transsexual, whatever." The women are in recovery for many issues and utilize many different recovery programs. The sharing is general and unstructured. You can subscribe from the SOBERDYKES web site. NOTE: this list has no connection to the abovementioned SOBERDYKES list on casti.com .
soc.support.pregnancy.loss is a Usenet newsgroup for supportive discussion and suggestions about dealing with a terminated pregnancy. Both women and men participate. For more information about Usenet, see USENET in the main listing.
SPALS (Subsequent Pregnancy After a Loss Support) is a supportive list for people who have experienced the loss of a child due to miscarriage, selective termination, stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death, or accidental death. For more information or to subscribe, see the SPALS web site.
UTERINE FIBROIDS is for discussing all methods of treatment for uterine fibroids. "It encourages lively discussion on both positive and negative feedback on all methods of treatment ranging from hysterectomy, myomectomy, uterine artery embolization (UAE), and any other treatment option that a woman may be considering or have already undergone." To subscribe, send an e-mail message to UTERINEFIBROIDS-SUBSCRIBE@yahoogroups.com .
VISIONS-AFR is a bilingual (English/French) forum to post information and to discuss problems and solutions to the task of gender equality, with a focus on the West African region. Among the topics that the list has been set up to discuss are reproductive health and access to information in Africa; socio-cultural practices that affect women and children's health; family planning. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE VISIONS-AFR to MAJORDOMO@HSPHSUN2.HARVARD.EDU . VISIONS-AFR is part of the Global Reproductive Health Forum; more information is available at that site.
VULVARDISORDERS is a list for women who are dealing with vulvodynia, vulvar vestibulitis, or any other vulvar disorder. You can subscribe from the VULVARDISORDERS web page. For more information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org .
VULVARPAINFORUM was created for women who suffer from any of a number of manifestations of chronic vulvar pain, known collectively as vulvodynia. The list is intended as a space for candid discussion of available treatments and resources, as well as to offer emotional support. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE VULVARPAINFORUM to MAJORDOMO@LISTS.JABBERWOCKY.COM .
VULVODYNIALIST is a forum for discussion of vulvodynia (painful vulva). Related information is available at the Vulvodynia web site. To subscribe, send the message SUB vulvodynialist (Your Real Name) to LIST-REQUEST@INCONTINET.COM . Be sure to use lower case for the list name and put parentheses around your real name.
WEEPING-WILLOWS is a list for Black women "who have or are suffering from depression to talk with other women about various treatments and therapies, offer support, and discuss social issues, sexual abuse, drug addiction, weight issues, relationships, and other things" that affect mental health. For more information or to subscribe, see the WEEPING-WILLOWS web site. You can also subscribe by sending an email message to WEEPING-WILLOWS-SUBSCRIBE@YAHOOGROUPS.COM .
WHOM is a list for women historians of medicine. Women working in the history of public health, health issues, medicine, and medical sciences are welcome to join. Managed by Conevery Bolton Valencius of Washington University, the list provides an informal way for women historians to cooperate, network, strategize, and circulate information. To join, send the message SUBSCRIBE WHOM Your Name to LISTSERV@ARTSCI.WUSTL.EDU .
WIM-SERV (Women in Medicine Listserv) is run by the Association of American Medical Colleges' Women in Medicine program. The list provides a vehicle for discussion of WIM organizational issues and activities, improving equity in medicine, leadership development issues, family and flexibility issues, and women's health in medical education. You can subscribe from the WIM-SERV web page at http://www.aamc.org/members/wim/listserve.htm .
WITSENDO is a list for discussion of endometriosis treatment and support. Send the standard subscription message to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.DARTMOUTH.EDU .
WLDADD is designed for professionals in the fields of education, psychology, or health services, who are interested in topics relating to women and learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorder. The focus is primarily on adult women with learning differences and higher education. College educators, researchers, counselors, disability suppport staff, admissions, or psychologists and therapists in private practice who work with women with learning differences may be particularly interested. Women who have learning differences are especially welcome. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE WLDADD Your Name to LISTSERV@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM .
WOMEN-CHRONIC-ILLNESS is a women-only list that provides a safe space to discuss all aspects of dealing with chronic but not immediately life-threatening conditions such as asthma, severe allergies, epilepsy, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, hepatitis C, candida albicans, fibromyalgia, and similar ailments. List participants can discuss the pros and cons of various treatments and offer support to each other in dealing with conditions that lovers, family, and friends often don't understand. To subscribe, send the one-word message SUBSINGLE (or SUBSCRIBE, for the digest version) to WOMEN-CHRONIC-ILLNESS-REQUEST@LISTS.BEST.COM . For more information, send the message GETINFO to the same address.
WOMEN-HEALTH is a list for feminist activists, researchers, and policy makers, both within Canada and internationally , who are working to improve women's health. Sponsored by the BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, the list may be used to post announcements, events, and ideas that will further feminist work in women's health. To subscribe, send an email message to CELESTE.WINCAPAW@BCCEWH.BC.CA .WOMEN_HELPING_WOMEN_ESCAPE_ABUSE is a support list aimed at helping women get out of or avoid abusive relationships. This is a discussion and an action list. For more information or to subscribe, see the WOMEN_HELPING_WOMEN_ESCAPE_ABUSE web page.
WomenWithAspergers is a Yahoo forum for Women with Asperger's Syndrome. Here is the description provided by the forum: "Asperger Syndrome appears to be a male dominated condition, and there is very little information & guidance available to women dealing with our unique challenges. I would like to invite all WOMEN WITH ASPERGER SYNDROME to join, and support each other in learning how to recognize those aspects of our lives affected by the disorder, and assist each other in developing coping strategies. This is a moderated board, and accepts only adult females who have AS." For more information or to join, see the Yahoo group website for WomenWithAspergers.
WOMHLTHAGING-DD is an open forum for older women with developmental disabilities, their families, researchers, clinicians, students, advocates, etc., focusing on disability and women's health-related issues, with a particular emphasis on aging with developmental disabilities. To subscribe, go to http://listserv.uic.edu/archives/womhlthaging-dd.html . Select "Join or leave this list" and fill out the online subscription form. The listowner provides more resources on a related website.
WOMENS-WELLNESS is a forum for women's issues of any kind, but especially for discussions of breast cancer, physical well-being, and wellness issues. You can subscribe at the WELLNESS web site or by sending the message SUBSCRIBE WELLNESS to MAJORDOMO@VISIONTM.COM .
YALAD, which means "to give birth," is a list for discussion of Jewish birthing practices. "It is open to professionals and lay people alike who are interested or curious. This list is NOT a place for the discussion of circumcision except in terms of bris milah ideas." You can subscribe at the listowner's web site or by sending the message SUBSCRIBE YALAD to MAJORDOMO@FENSENDE.COM .
YOUR PREGNANCY - See PREGNANCY TODAY, above.
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