Empowering and Connecting Knowledge for Better Hormone Health
Hormone University was created in 2020 as an educational platform with the mission to improve hormone health through widely accessible knowledge and advocate for social impact in our communities.
Its founder, Ana Gonzalez Herrera, suffered from stage IV Endometriosis for years and went through five surgeries, the last one ending in a full hysterectomy and a colon resection, which led to permanent infertility and surgical menopause.
Like her, 47% of the adult female population has experienced a severe hormonal imbalance at one point in their life that affected not only their physical health but also their mental health. Coping with pain, infertility, anxiety, depression, body image issues, and, on top of this, judgment is the heavy load most of these women have to bear each day and an important problem we need to tackle as a society.
Ana’s painful experience inspired her to help others struggling with hormonal imbalances avoid suffering in silence as she did. Knowing there’s a lot to be done and learned in order to make the right health choices, she started Hormone University to educate, support, and empower women to achieve better hormone health and lead a happy life.
Its founder, Ana G.Herrera, suffered from stage IV Endometriosis for years and went through five surgeries. Like her, 47% of the adult female population are experiencing hormone imbalances. She realised there is a lot to be done and learnt in order to make the right health choices, and education is the foundation of many areas of wellness within communities. After her personal experience, Ana decided this obstacle in her life would become her mission to help others and increase awareness on hormonal imbalances.
We believe we should all have equal access to wellness resources. Our aim is to educate on a holistic lifestyle with the help of experts, and address any and all types of hormone disorders, including Adrenal Health, Thyroid Health, Blood Sugar Health, Women’s Health, and Men’s Health.
Hormone University is highly committed to creating a positive social impact on our community and beyond.
We aim to educate women on hormonal health and menstrual care through stories shared by other women and qualified experts in the field. No paywall. No premium subscription. All women deserve to have access to research-based content that will help them make the best decisions concerning their health.
We also believe that building a community of healthy, empowered, and successful women starts with menstrual equity. That’s why we have recently partnered with periodnow.org to fight against period poverty and support women’s access to sustainable menstrual care products.
- Today, 35 states view period products as luxury goods and impose a sales tax, also known as the “tampon tax,” on all menstrual hygiene products.
- Nearly two-thirds of low-income women couldn’t afford menstrual hygiene products such as tampons or pads during the previous year, according to a study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
- One in five teens have struggled to afford or not been able to purchase period products, and 25% have missed class because of lack of access to period products, as shown by a survey done by Thinx.