For the record – Reducing the stigma surrounding female health

Hanna Lalonde / March 4th, 2020

Naturopathic Doctor Laura Nicholas says it is important for women to advocate for their own health.
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International Women’s Day is March 8th and as the date approaches, there is increased discourse around female health and wellness. Laura Nicholas is a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in women’s health, fertility, and gynecology. She says that it is important for women to be advocates for their own health.

“I do believe it is the health practitioner’s responsibility to create that safe space for people and women to share and communicate openly about their emotions and their needs and what kind of support that we can offer them.” Laura Nicholas, Naturopathic Doctor in Vancouver

Nicholas says she was inspired to work with women because she believes that “women are at the center of communities and at the center of families.” When it comes to health and wellness, Nicholas says it is important to prioritize your own self-care and to communicate openly about your needs.

“I think there is a stigma around women taking time for themselves and prioritizing self-care. I believe that women tend to put other’s first and forget to make themselves a priority.” Laura Nicholas, Naturopathic Doctor in Vancouver

Listen to the entire interview below.