Office on Women's Health Blog
Interviews and Spotlights
New moms have a lot on their minds. One thing they shouldn’t be worrying about is whether they’ll be able to continue breastfeeding when they go back to work. Thanks to the Break Time for Nursing Mothers law, many employers are required to provide nursing employees with time and a private space to pump at work.
As a parent, what you say matters. Your children want guidance, especially on tricky topics like sex where they may get a lot of misinformation. You can play a powerful role in helping your kids make smart decisions. Of course, sex, sexuality, and relationships are not always easy to talk about, especially with your kids. That's why we're interviewing Lena Solow. She has been a sex educator for more than 10 years. Get her tips for talking about sex with kids and why she thinks it's so important.
Want to look and feel your best? Eating healthy can help. Eating healthy can also reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. For professional Chef LaLa, taking care of herself by eating well means she'll be around to take care of the people she loves. Plus, she knows that eating for health can still be delicious and flavorful. Here are her tips for making time in the kitchen more enjoyable and meals healthier.
The Office on Women's Health is leading National Women's Health Week May 10 through 16, 2015. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. Getting active and eating healthy are key to women's health. Helping us spread this important message is National Women's Health Week ambassador Tory Johnson. In 2012, Tory was unhappy with her weight and decided she needed to make some changes for a healthier life. She shares her story about getting to and keeping a healthy weight, along with tips for feeling like your best self!
It's your body. You have the right to decide what you do and don't do sexually. When someone takes that power away from you, it is a crime. And no matter the circumstances, it is not your fault. It took Neesha Arter years to finally accept that what happened to her on New Year's Eve when she was 14 was not her fault. That night, she was sexually assaulted by two boys she knew and trusted. Now, at 23, she's speaking out about her experience. She talks about helping other young women realize they're not alone and that what happened to them isn't their fault.
I don't think anything can prepare you for the moment when they unveil the piece of paper that contains your fate. Even though the odds seemed to be against me, I was not prepared to be told I had HIV. Turns out, the doctor had worse news: It was actually an AIDS diagnosis and the doctor gave me 3 to 6 months to live.