Community Rules


Community Rules & Etiquette and Privacy Guidelines

Thank you for being part of our community. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.

By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions and shared files and content to that best suited to the medium. This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. Questions should be directed to our member services department via the Contact Us link on this site.

Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you have questions, contact the member services department. In order to preserve an environment that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violate these rules.

The Rules

Respect the members of this community. Treat everyone with respect and decency.

  • Assume goodwill in interactions and offer people the benefit of the doubt. Offer education or corrections with kindness. Be open to feedback, thoughts, and ideas from others.
  • Share different experiences or opinions in a respectful way. Disagreement is not grounds for removal, as long as it is done respectfully.
  • Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, classism, and other social and structural drivers of oppression will not be tolerated and will result in immediate access suspension.
  • All defamatory, racist, derogatory, misogynistic, condescending, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive or illegal language and materials are strictly prohibited.
Respect the purpose of this community. This is a space for NPWH members to discuss issues relevant to women’s and gender-related healthcare. This could include a wide variety of topics, including sharing successes, challenges, and career goals; offering advice and support for career development; and discussing issues and events affecting the patients we care for.

  • Try to post in the most appropriate and relevant places for each of your conversations. Off-topic conversations or conversations that are harmful or violate the rules will be removed at the discretion of the administrators.
  • No soliciting, marketing, or selling. This is not a forum for marketing yourself, your business, products, services, or events. Posts of this nature will be removed.

Respect patients and the laws that protect their privacy. Sharing identifying information without the consent of the subject is not allowed.

Respect intellectual property. If you share content that is not yours, ensure sources are clear. Indicate if content is not available for reuse. If you have questions about reusing or repurposing content, ask the owner. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner.

For your reference, the NPWH Mission statement and IDE Commitment statement are below:

NPWH Mission Statement

NPWH is the professional community for Women's Health Nurse Practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses who provide women's and gender-related healthcare. We set a standard of excellence by translating and promoting the latest research and evidence-based clinical guidance, providing high quality continuing education, and advocating for patients, providers, and the WHNP profession.

Our mission includes protecting and promoting a woman's right to make her own choices regarding her health and well-being within the context of her lived experience and her personal, religious, cultural, and family beliefs.

NPWH IDE Commitment Statement

NPWH is committed to increasing inclusivity, diversity, and equity in our organization, the WHNP profession, the women's and gender-related healthcare field, and beyond.

Our membership is composed of professionals representing diversity by, but not limited to, specialty area, educational background, race and ethnicity, age, geographic location, socioeconomic status, ability, gender and identity, sexual orientation, and personal beliefs. We actively seek to engage and amplify the voices that have historically been silenced, and ensure they are represented in our staff, leadership, and programming.

Our profession recognizes the need to grow in diversity and dismantle racism, discrimination, and other barriers to education and career paths for professionals from underrepresented and marginalized groups. We work together with others to expand opportunities and promote diversity within the WHNP professional community.

Our field understands the health disparities and injustice created by implicit bias, social determinants, and systemic racism. Through self and organizational assessment, education, professional development, and advocacy, we work to counter these forces and work for equity in all aspects of women's and gender related healthcare.

The Legal Stuff

This site is provided as a membership benefit for of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH). NPWH is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by NPWH or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall NPWH be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

Do not post any defamatory, racist, derogatory, misogynistic, condescending, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal language and/or materials.  Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants NPWH and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

Monitoring is a community effort. We encourage all users to flag inappropriate postings and bring them to our attention. We will take the necessary and appropriate actions.

NPWH reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines. If you are removed from this community, you will still maintain your NPWH membership.  However, you will not be refunded any membership dues if you choose to leave the organization.


Privacy Policy

Any personal information you provide to us including your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of our organization except as noted below.


Our Service Providers

We may share your personal information with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that help process credit card payments. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.


Government and Legal Disclosures

We may disclose the personal information we collect through this Site, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, or others.


External Sites

We are not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.



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Remember The Risks Whenever You Use the Internet

While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition, other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through our site have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.  For any other information please contact us using the Contact Us page.