We're always happy to help with your questions. However, we receive many e-mails about a few common issues. We've posted these frequently asked questions below. If you can't find your answer there, please use our e-mail form or call 202-690-7650 to get in touch with us.
Although we cannot confirm if you are or are not pregnant, the pregnancy section of our website, our fact sheet on Pregnancy tests, or the publication Can a Pregnancy Occur If...Pregnancy Myths Cleared Up! (Copyright © American Pregnancy Association) may help. As with all health problems, for a diagnosis you should talk to a medical professional. If you have health insurance, please contact your insurance company's member services department for referrals to physicians and specialists. If you don't have insurance, we can assist you in contacting an organization that can help you. Use our e-mail form or call us to get in touch with us.
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We are not able to refer the public to physicians or specialists. If you have health insurance, please contact your insurance company's member services department for referrals to physicians and specialists. If you don't have insurance, we can assist you in contacting an organization that can help you. Use our e-mail form or call us to get in touch with us.
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No. We understand your concerns about the absence of a website or federal office for men's health. We created a special Men's health section on our site to serve the needs of men and for women who want to help the men in their lives.
While this cannot be a full substitute for a site dedicated solely to men's health, it contains valuable, trustworthy resources and tools that answer many men's health concerns.
Many things can cause irregular periods. Sometimes irregular periods are a symptom of another health condition. You will find information on this topic in our fact sheet on Menstruation and the menstrual cycle. As with all health problems, for a diagnosis you should talk to a medical professional. If you have health insurance, please contact your insurance company's member services department for referrals to physicians and specialists. If you don't have insurance, we can assist you in contacting an organization that can help you. Use our e-mail form or call us to get in touch with us.
What employment, internship, fellowship, and/or residency opportunities do you currently have available?
For job postings within the federal government including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), visit USA Jobs or HHS Careers .
OWH offers full-time paid internships year round. Applications are accepted for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters on a rolling basis. Visit our Internships page for more information. For internship opportunities in other offices within HHS, visit the Emerging Leaders Program , Student Programs , or the Directory of Residency and Fellowship Programs .
We maintain a listing of state health departments on our website. If you click the 'details' link next to each entry, you will find the health department's phone numbers and website addresses. We do not maintain a list of local health departments. However, you should be able to locate that information from your state health department.
We're always looking for new resources to link to from trustworthy organizations. We have resource selection criteria in place to make sure the organizations we link to and the resources they provide are credible and reliable. If you think your organization meets our standards, we invite you to fill out our resource suggestion form. We will contact you when we reach a decision regarding your organization's inclusion on our website.
Please review our resource selection criteria before you submit your organization for consideration.