Understanding Infertility



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Have you known someone who had trouble having a baby? Have you had trouble yourself? Infertility is common and affects both women and men. About one in nine U.S. women 15 to 44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant. … Read the full post

Dr. Sheree Boulet, Health Scientist, Women’s Health and Fertility Branch, Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


It’s Only Natural — Mother’s Love. Mother’s Milk.



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It’s Minority Health Month! Are you ready for some good news? Breastfeeding rates in the African-American community are on the rise! Sixty-two percent of African-American babies born in 2010 were ever breastfeed — that’s up from 47 percent in 2000. OWH is committed to continuing increasing the rate of breastfed babies in the African-American community and helping all families understand the benefits of breastfeeding … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


Sexual Assault: A Crime Against Women’s Health



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In 1974, the women’s liberation movement was in full swing. My class at Baylor College of Medicine had over 30 female students, more than in previous years. We felt powerful — like trailblazers doing our share for women and society. But I still wondered: Would it happen to me? … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


One in Three: Sexual Assault Affects Too Many Women



It might feel scary to ask for help or support, but help is available. Whether you were assaulted recently or many years ago, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673) or use the Online Hotline. Both are free, confidential, and open 24/7 … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


Stop STIs: Six Steps to Safer Sex



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By taking steps to protect yourself, you can lower your risk for STIs. If you think you may have been exposed to infection, get tested. The sooner you get a diagnosis, the sooner you can start treatment and reduce the risk of spreading the infection to others … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


Creating Trauma-Informed Congregations



According to national experts convened by SAMHSA, trauma results from events or circumstances that are experienced by an individual as harmful or life threatening and that have lasting adverse effects on mental, physical, social, emotional or spiritual well-being … Read the full post

Andrea Blanch, Ph.D., Director, Center for Religious Tolerance and Kimberly Konkel, MSW, Associate Director for Health, Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships


Tips to Help You Make Healthy Choices



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Eating healthy may be easier than you think. Just remember, you don’t have to make a bunch of changes all at once. Choose a change that you can make today, and start moving toward a healthier you … Read the full post

Jackie Haven, Acting Executive Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, United States Department of Agriculture and Dr. Sabrina Matoff-Stepp, Director, Office of Women’s Health, Health Resources and Services Administration


Our Year in Review: Accomplishments in Women’s Health



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Women’s History Month reminds us to pay tribute to the generations of women who have contributed to the growth of our nation, in public and private life. As we celebrate Women’s History Month and recognize the extraordinary achievements women have made throughout history, I’d also like to reflect on the accomplishments the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made over the last year to improve the lives of women and girls … Read the full post

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services


One Woman’s Story: Advocating for Women and Girls With HIV/AIDS



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On March 10, we observed National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to shed light on the impact HIV/AIDS has on women and girls in the United States. Tamika Williams, a former professional basketball player, joined us this year as an ambassador. We spoke with her earlier this month to learn why she decided to get involved. For her, it’s personal … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


Take Action: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day



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Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — a day for action! What are you going to do? … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


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