Office on Women's Health Blog

Dr. Abbey B. Berenson

Parents: 5 Things to Know About HPV and the Vaccine

Dr. Abbey B. Berenson

Parents, you can help protect your child from getting certain HPV-related cancers. How? With a safe and effective vaccine!

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Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo

Breast Reconstruction: Know Your Options

Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo

Breast reconstruction after cancer isn’t for everyone, but federal law protects your right to make that choice. Get answers to common breast cancer reconstruction questions.

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Nicole Greene

Don’t Confuse Abuse With Love

Nicole Greene

Sometimes abuse is disguised as or confused with love. But it’s not. No one has the right to hurt you, control you, or make you feel afraid.

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Michelle Williams

Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams on Depression

For me, depression felt like a slow crumble. I felt sad and deeply tired, and I could sleep through an entire week.

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Patient and Doctor

Intimate Partner Violence: A Community Response Model

Jodi Schipp, Katie Augustin, Domestic Abuse Project

At your last doctor’s visit, did anyone ask if you were safe at home? It’s important to know why you are being asked about your intimate relationships …

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I Did Everything to Avoid Cancer… And It Still Got Me

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"The reality at first is such a shock, and there's a lot of denial," says Terri. "But once I had accepted my situation, I realized, 'I can do this.'"

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

OWH News: Four Additional Awards to Prevent Opioid Misuse Among Women and Girls

Office on Women's Health

As part of the Administration's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women's Health (OWH) made four additional awards to the 16 that were announced in July 2017.

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Nicole Greene

Sexual Assault on Campus: What We Can Do

Nicole Greene

One in five undergraduate women is sexually assaulted during college. When I think about that number, I want to change it so everyone is safe.

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Talk Saves Lives

Kat Olbrich

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Suicide, just like heart disease or cancer, is a complex health issue.

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Moms Can Help Girls Get Moving

Nicole Greene

When it comes to getting exercise and being physically active, are we cheering our kids on enough? Unfortunately, data suggests that we aren't.

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Nicole Greene

Breastfeeding: Natural Doesn’t Mean Easy

Nicole Greene

Looking back, I wish I had had three things at that time: more educational resources, a true support system, and someone to help me when I was in doubt.

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