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Adolescent health

Acne Fact Sheet

Cosmetics and Your Health Fact Sheet

Menstruation and the Menstrual Cycle Fact Sheet

Sexually Transmitted Infections Fact Sheet

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Teen Survival Guide: Health Tips for On-the-go Girls

teen guide thumbnailAuthor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: May 1, 2007
Paperback: 78 pages
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 8.5 MB)
Web version: http://www.girlshealth.gov/teenguide/ External link

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Description: This publication inspires healthy behaviors in girls ages 10-16. Some of the topics include puberty, exercise, self-esteem, and healthy relationships.

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Autoimmune diseases

Autoimmune Diseases Fact Sheet

Graves' Disease Fact Sheet

Hashimoto's Disease Fact Sheet

Lupus Fact Sheet

Lupus Symptom Tracker

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: February 23, 2011
PDF: 1 page
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 104 KB)

Description: Print out this chart and record your symptoms to discuss with your doctor or nurse at your next appointment.

Myasthenia Gravis Fact Sheet

Thyroid Disease Fact Sheet

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Blood

Anemia Fact Sheet

Bleeding Disorders Fact Sheet

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Cancer, cancer treatment, cancer detection

Breast Cancer Fact Sheet

Cervical Cancer Fact Sheet

Colon and Rectal Cancer Fact Sheet

Early-stage Breast Cancer Treatment Fact Sheet

How to Talk to Your Doctor or Nurse

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: September 10, 2008
PDF: 1 page
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 193 KB)

Description: Women can improve their level of healthcare just by communicating well with their doctors and nurses. This brief publication offers tips and suggestions for talking with your doctor or nurse. It explains how to report symptoms and problems and important questions to ask about diagnosis and treatment.

Lung Cancer Fact Sheet

Mammograms Fact Sheet

My Medication Planner

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: February 2, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 156 KB)

Description: It can be hard to keep track of all of your medicines, but it is important to use them at the right times and at the right doses. This medication planner will help you plan when and how to use them.

Ovarian Cancer Fact Sheet

Skin Cancer Fact Sheet

Uterine Cancer: Cancer of the Uterus Fact Sheet

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Diabetes

Diabetes Fact Sheet

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Digestive disorders

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fact Sheet

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Fact Sheet

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Environment

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fact Sheet

The Environment and Women's Health Fact Sheet

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Healthy aging

How to Read Drug Labels

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: March 5, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 886 KB)

Description: When using any kind of drug, it's really important to read the drug label for instructions. Not following the instructions can hurt your health. Read the label each time you use a new bottle of a drug, just in case there have been changes to it since the last time you used it.

How to Talk to Your Doctor or Nurse

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: September 10, 2008
PDF: 1 page
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 193 KB)

Description: Women can improve their level of healthcare just by communicating well with their doctors and nurses. This brief publication offers tips and suggestions for talking with your doctor or nurse. It explains how to report symptoms and problems and important questions to ask about diagnosis and treatment.

Mammograms Fact Sheet

Menopause and Menopause Treatments Fact Sheet

Menopause Symptom Tracker

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: September 29, 2010
PDF: 1 page
Language: English
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 166 KB)

Description: Print out this chart and record your symptoms to discuss with your doctor or nurse at your next appointment.

My Medication Planner

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: February 2, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 156 KB)

Description: It can be hard to keep track of all of your medicines, but it is important to use them at the right times and at the right doses. This medication planner will help you plan when and how to use them.

Osteoporosis Fact Sheet

Symptoms of Serious Health Conditions

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: September 10, 2008
PDF: 3 pages
Languages: English and Spanish
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 1.4 MB), PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (PDF, 786 KB)

Description: It can be difficult and confusing to tell the difference between routine aches and pains, and symptoms that could indicate more serious health problems. This easy to understand list can help you make a fast decision when medical attention is urgent.

Urinary Incontinence Fact Sheet

Varicose Veins and Spider Veins Fact Sheet

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Heart, lungs, and stroke

Heart Disease Fact Sheet

Heart Health and Stroke: Questions to Ask Your Doctor or Nurse

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: February 1, 2009
PDF: 1 page
Languages: English and Spanish
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 84 KB); PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (PDF, 458 KB)

Description: Find out the answers to these key questions about your risk for heart disease and stroke. Become a partner with your doctor and take charge of your heart and blood vessel health. Take these questions with you on your next visit to your doctor or nurse.

Heart Healthy Eating Fact Sheet

Lung Cancer Fact Sheet

Lung Disease Fact Sheet

Organ Donation and Transplantation Fact Sheet

Stroke Fact Sheet

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Kidney, bladder, and urinary tract

Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome Fact Sheet

Organ Donation and Transplantation Fact Sheet

Urinary Incontinence Fact Sheet

Urinary Tract Infection Fact Sheet

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Mental health

Action Steps for Improving Women's Mental Health

women's mental health thumbnailAuthor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Published: May 1, 2009
Paperback: 64 pages
Language: English

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Description: A report that brings together the most recent research, resources, products, and tools on mental health issues in women and explores the role gender plays in diagnosing, treating, and coping with mental illness. It also points to resilience and social support systems as key factors in overcoming mental illness.

The report outlines specific action steps for policy-makers, health care providers, researchers, and others to take in an effort to address the burden of mental illness on women's lives and increase their capacity for recovery.

Anorexia Nervosa Fact Sheet

Anxiety Disorders Fact Sheet

Binge Eating Disorder Fact Sheet

Bulimia Nervosa Fact Sheet

Caregiver Stress Fact Sheet

Depression Fact Sheet

Depression During and After Pregnancy Fact Sheet

Insomnia Fact Sheet

My Medication Planner

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: February 2, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 156 KB)

Description: It can be hard to keep track of all of your medicines, but it is important to use them at the right times and at the right doses. This medication planner will help you plan when and how to use them.

Stress and Your Health Fact Sheet

Women's Mental Health: What It Means to You

women's mental health thumbnailAuthor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Published: May 1, 2009
Paperback: 22 pages
Language: English

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Description: A consumer booklet that addresses the stigma associated with mental health, with information on the signs and symptoms of mental illness. It also provides suggestions for support and solutions for preventing and coping with mental illness.

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Nutrition and physical activity

Anorexia Nervosa Fact Sheet

Binge Eating Disorder Fact Sheet

Bulimia Nervosa Fact Sheet

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet

Folic Acid Fact Sheet

Heart Healthy Eating Fact Sheet

Overweight, Obesity, and Weight Loss Fact Sheet

Physical Activity Fact Sheet

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Oral health

Oral Health Fact Sheet

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Pain (chronic conditions and treatment)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet

Fibromyalgia Fact Sheet

Lupus Fact Sheet

Lupus Symptom Tracker

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: February 23, 2011
PDF: 1 page
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 104 KB)

Description: Print out this chart and record your symptoms to discuss with your doctor or nurse at your next appointment.

Migraine Fact Sheet

My Medication Planner

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: February 2, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 156 KB)

Description: It can be hard to keep track of all of your medicines, but it is important to use them at the right times and at the right doses. This medication planner will help you plan when and how to use them.

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Pregnancy

Baby Feeding Chart

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: August 1, 2010
PDF: 1 page
Language: English
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 110 KB)

Description: Mark your baby's feedings in this chart. The times should be when the feeding begins. You can note how long the baby fed at each breast. But keep in mind that feeding times will vary. Your baby will let you know when he or she is finished eating. If you are feeding pumped breast milk, include the amount your baby eats.

Baby Wish List

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: March 5, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Languages: English and Spanish
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 179 KB); PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (PDF, 143 KB)

Description: Print out a copy of this handy list. You might not need or want all the items listed. You also can add items not listed here. Ask moms you know about the items they couldn't live without and the items they never used. Some items you will want to purchase new. But keep in mind that babies outgrow clothing and supplies quickly. So, you may want to borrow many of these items or use hand-me-downs. Just be sure to check out product safety and recall information.

Babysitter Information Form

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: March 5, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Languages: English and Spanish
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 181 KB); PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (PDF, 224 KB)

Description: Remember to leave important information with your child’s babysitter each time you will be away from home. All you need to do is just print copies of this form and fill it out for the babysitter.

Basal Body Temperature Chart

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: March 5, 2009
PDF: 1 page
Languages: English and Spanish
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 555 MB); PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (PDF, 560 KB)

Description: Plot your basal body temperature as a dot on the graph for each day in your menstrual cycle. Connect the dots with a line from day to day so you can see a pattern. The pattern may vary from cycle to cycle, but over time you will begin to see when you tend to ovulate.

Breastfeeding Fact Sheet

Child Care Provider Checklist

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: March 5, 2009
PDF: 3 pages
Languages: English and Spanish
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 197 KB); PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (PDF, 266 KB)

Description: Here is a list of important information to measure the quality of a child care provider or center.

Depression During and After Pregnancy Fact Sheet

Fish Facts During Pregnancy

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: March 5, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Languages: English and Spanish
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 194 KB); PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (PDF, 194 KB)

Description: Women who are nursing, pregnant, or who may become pregnant should steer clear of fish with high levels of mercury. But removing all fish from your diet will rob you of important omega-3 fatty acids. Use this guide to understand how can you reap the benefits of eating fish without the dangers of mercury.

Folic Acid Fact Sheet

Food Don'ts During Pregnancy

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: March 5, 2009
PDF: 1 page
Languages: English and Spanish
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 126 KB); PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (PDF, 120 KB)

Description: Find out the three main dangers lurking in the food pregnant women eat and learn easy to follow guidelines to help keep you and your baby healthy.

Hospital Packing List for Labor and Delivery

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: March 5, 2009
PDF: 1 page
Languages: English and Spanish
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 156 KB); PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (PDF, 109 KB)

Description: Don't wait until you are in labor to pack for the hospital. A few weeks before your due date, pull together the items from this list. When the big moment arrives, you can double check the list before leaving to pack last-minute items and to be sure you have all you need.

How to Know Your Baby is Getting Enough Milk

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: February 2, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Languages: English and Spanish
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 325 KB); PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (PDF, 221 KB)

Description: Tracking wet diapers and bowel movements will help you know if your baby is getting enough milk. Check out our sample chart showing the minimum number of wet diapers and bowel movements in a baby's first week (it is fine if your baby has more). Use the blank chart on the next page to track your baby's own wet diapers and bowel movements.

How to Talk to Your Doctor or Nurse

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: September 10, 2008
PDF: 1 page
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 193 KB)

Description: Women can improve their level of healthcare just by communicating well with their doctors and nurses. This brief publication offers tips and suggestions for talking with your doctor or nurse. It explains how to report symptoms and problems and important questions to ask about diagnosis and treatment.

Preconception Visit Form

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: March 5, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Languages: English and Spanish
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 182 KB); PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (PDF, 127 KB)

Description: If you are sexually active, make an appointment with your doctor to talk about your preconception health. Bring this list of talking points to be sure you don't forget anything.

Pregnancy Do's and Don'ts

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: March 5, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Languages: English and Spanish
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 163 KB); PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (PDF, 137 KB)

Description: Eat this. Don't eat that. Do this. Don't do that. Pregnant women are bombarded with do's and don'ts. It's tough to keep it all straight. This publication has a list of general pregnancy do's and don'ts.

Pregnancy and Medicines Fact Sheet

Pregnancy Tests Fact Sheet

Prenatal Care Fact Sheet

Tests for Reproductive Health

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: November 16, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 306 KB)

Description: Bring this chart to your next checkup and go over it with your doctor. Your doctor will ask you questions about your sexual history. This information might seem too personal to share. But your doctor needs this information to know which tests you might need and how often. Use this form to mark the tests you need.

When to Call the Baby's Doctor

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: March 5, 2009
PDF: 1 page
Languages: English and Spanish
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 150 KB); PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (PDF, 102 KB)

Description: One of the toughest and most nerve-racking things for new moms is figuring out when to call the doctor. As a general rule of thumb, trust your instincts. Always call your pediatrician if your baby has any of the symptoms in this publication.

Your Guide to Breastfeeding (An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding)

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Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: January 20, 2011
Paperback: 24 pages
Languages: English, Spanish, and Chinese
Printer-friendly versions:
  • For All Women
  • For African American Women – PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 2.2 MB) (2011)
  • For American Indian and Alaska Native Women – PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 1.3 MB) (2006)

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Description: This easy-to-read publication provides women the how-to information and support needed to breastfeed successfully. It explains why breastfeeding is best for baby, mom, and society and how loved ones can support a mother's decision to breastfeed. Expert tips and illustrations help new moms learn how to breastfeed comfortably and how to overcome common challenges. The wisdom of real moms is shared in personal stories that reassure and encourage.

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Preventive care and screenings

A Lifetime of Good Health: Your Guide to Staying Healthy

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Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: February 1, 2011
Paperback: 70 pages
Languages: English, Spanish, and Chinese
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Description: This guide to staying healthy is brought to you by womenshealth.gov. We understand women's needs for quick and trustworthy health information. Your health needs will change throughout the years. This guide offers you a plan for health at all stages of life. It begins with healthy behaviors to prevent and manage the many health conditions that can affect you. It also specifically addresses things that are important to women, like pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, and breast cancer. Although there are genetic risks that you cannot control for many diseases, there are some risks that you can overcome by following key preventive steps. These steps are outlined in this booklet and are not difficult to follow. Please use them to make healthy choices for yourself and for the people you love.

Common Screening and Diagnostic Tests

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: September 10, 2008
PDF: 3 pages
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 417 KB)

Description: This document is a handy reference that explains many common tests your doctor or nurse may order for you.

How to Get a Second Opinion

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: September 10, 2008
PDF: 1 page
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 262 KB)

Description: This quick reference sheet offers tips on how to get a second or third opinion from a doctor and make a more informed choice about what to do. This is a good resource to bring with you to your doctor — especially if you are unsure about asking for a referral for a second opinion.

How to Read Drug Labels

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: March 5, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 886 KB)

Description: When using any kind of drug, it's really important to read the drug label for instructions. Not following the instructions can hurt your health. Read the label each time you use a new bottle of a drug, just in case there have been changes to it since the last time you used it.

How to Talk to Your Doctor or Nurse

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: September 10, 2008
PDF: 1 page
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 193 KB)

Description: Women can improve their level of healthcare just by communicating well with their doctors and nurses. This brief publication offers tips and suggestions for talking with your doctor or nurse. It explains how to report symptoms and problems and important questions to ask about diagnosis and treatment.

Mammograms Fact Sheet

Oral Health Fact Sheet

Osteoporosis Fact Sheet

Screening Tests For Women and Men

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: July 6, 2011
PDF: 1 page
Languages: English and Spanish
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  • Screening tests for women – PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 271 KB); PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (PDF, 185 KB)
  • Screening tests for men – PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 113 KB); PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (PDF, 252 KB)

Description: Getting regular checkups, screening tests, and vaccines are among the most important things you can do for yourself. Use these charts to find out which important screening tests you may need.

Tests for Reproductive Health

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: November 16, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 306 KB)

Description: Bring this chart to your next checkup and go over it with your doctor. Your doctor will ask you questions about your sexual history. This information might seem too personal to share. But your doctor needs this information to know which tests you might need and how often. Use this form to mark the tests you need.

The Healthy Woman: A Complete Guide for All Ages

the healthy woman thumbnailAuthor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health; Jill Dougherty (Foreword)
Published: November 1, 2008
Paperback: 500 pages
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: Download the complete book by chapter
Order your copy: Available for purchase in hard copy or as an e-book

Description: The Healthy Woman covers a broad range of health topics affecting women of all ages. The book empowers women to:

  • Recognize signs of heart attack and stroke as well as understand risk factors
  • Learn the risks for type 2 diabetes and how to manage it
  • Deal with the diagnosis of an autoimmune disease
  • Understand the impact of chronic pain
  • Care for their mental health
  • Prepare their body for pregnancy and delivery
  • Request a second opinion when they feel it's necessary
  • And much more!

Understanding Genetics and Your Health

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: April 2, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 230 KB)

Description: Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes. Most genes are the same in all people. But small differences in these genes give you a one-of-a-kind look and contribute to your personality and talents. Genes also can affect your health. To understand how, it's helpful to learn what genes do.

Understanding Risk Factors

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: April 2, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 263 KB)

Description: Part of learning how to take charge of your health involves understanding your risk factors for different diseases. Risk factors are things in your life that increase your chances of getting a certain disease. Some risk factors are beyond your control. You may be born with them or exposed to them through no fault of your own.

Women's Health Calendar

calendar thumbnailAuthor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: March 20, 2012
Paperback: 62 pages
Languages: English and Spanish
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 5.0 MB); PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (PDF, 7.61 MB)

Order this publication: The 2012 Women's Health Calendar is still available in limited quantities. Please call 800-994-9662 to place an order. Unfortunately, due to federal budget constraints, we are unable to produce 2013 calendars. We apologize for the inconvenience. All of our reliable women's health information is available online.

Description: Our 2012 Women's Health Calendar offers information about common health concerns for women, risk factors for disease, and ways to take charge of your health. It will help you stay organized and healthy. With so many ways to help you prioritize your health, you'll want to keep this handy, portable calendar with you all year round.

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Reproductive health

Bacterial Vaginosis Fact Sheet

Birth Control Methods Fact Sheet

Douching Fact Sheet

Emergency Contraception (Emergency Birth Control) Fact Sheet

Endometriosis Fact Sheet

Female Genital Cutting Fact Sheet

Hysterectomy Fact Sheet

Infertility Fact Sheet

Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome Fact Sheet

Lesbian and Bisexual Health Fact Sheet

Menopause and Menopause Treatments Fact Sheet

Menopause Symptom Tracker

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: September 29, 2010
PDF: 1 page
Language: English
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 166 KB)

Description: Print out this chart and record your symptoms to discuss with your doctor or nurse at your next appointment.

Menstruation and the Menstrual Cycle Fact Sheet

Ovarian Cysts Fact Sheet

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Fact Sheet

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Fact Sheet

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Fact Sheet

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Symptom Tracker

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: March 29, 2010
PDF: 1 page
Language: English
Printer-friendly versions: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 66 KB); PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderSpanish (PDF, 499 KB)

Description: Make a chart of your premenstrual syndrome symptoms (for example: cramps, headaches, or weight gain).

Tests for Reproductive Health

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: November 16, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 306 KB)

Description: Bring this chart to your next checkup and go over it with your doctor. Your doctor will ask you questions about your sexual history. This information might seem too personal to share. But your doctor needs this information to know which tests you might need and how often. Use this form to mark the tests you need.

Uterine Fibroids Fact Sheet

Vaginal Yeast Infections Fact Sheet

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Sexually transmitted infections

Bacterial Vaginosis Fact Sheet

Chlamydia Fact Sheet

Genital Herpes Fact Sheet

Gonorrhea Fact Sheet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Genital Warts Fact Sheet

My Medication Planner

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: February 2, 2009
PDF: 2 pages
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 156 KB)

Description: It can be hard to keep track of all of your medicines, but it is important to use them at the right times and at the right doses. This medication planner will help you plan when and how to use them.

Sexually Transmitted Infections Fact Sheet

Syphilis Fact Sheet

Trichomoniasis Fact Sheet

Viral Hepatitis Fact Sheet

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Skin conditions

Acne Fact Sheet

Cosmetics and Your Health Fact Sheet

Skin Cancer Fact Sheet

Varicose Veins and Spider Veins Fact Sheet

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Sleep disorders

Insomnia Fact Sheet

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Thyroid disease

Graves' Disease Fact Sheet

Hashimoto's Disease Fact Sheet

Thyroid Disease Fact Sheet

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Violence against women

Date Rape Drugs Fact Sheet

Female Genital Cutting Fact Sheet

Safety Packing List

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health
Published: March 7, 2011
PDF: 2 pages
Language: English
Printer-friendly version: PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderEnglish (PDF, 172 KB)

Description: Here are some helpful items to get together when you are planning on leaving an abusive situation. Keep these items in a safe place until you are ready to leave, or if you need to leave suddenly.

Screening and Counseling Fact Sheet

Sexual Assault Fact Sheet

Content last updated: July 12, 2012.

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