Office on Women's Health Blog

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What It's Like Living With Endometriosis

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

"The pain got worse and worse. Eventually it was unbearable. Sex was impossible. I felt exhausted all the time. There were many times when I couldn't get out of bed."

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Start the Conversation: Time to Talk With Your Teen

Evelyn M. Kappeler

Did you know that, as a parent, you have a strong impact on whether your teen makes healthy decisions? This includes decisions about sex.

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Beth A. Collins Sharp

Happy Mother's Day! (cringe)

Beth A. Collins-Sharp

Why would a woman would cringe at that? Maybe she recently lost a child or suffered a miscarriage. Maybe she misses her mother. But often, it's because she's experiencing infertility.

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5 Nerdy Things You Should Know About Birth Control

Liz Sabatiuk

Birth control — 99% of women have used it at some point in their lives. Yet somehow it continues to be a taboo subject.

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Talking to Your Kids About Sexual Assault

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Sexual assault. It's an ugly topic, and one that is difficult to talk about. But we must face the reality that the kids in our lives may be at risk.

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Stop STIs: Six Steps to Safer Sex

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Whether you call them STIs or STDs, one thing is true: Women are at risk of infection. Protecting yourself is an important part of staying healthy.

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Teens' Use of Birth Control

Susan Moskosky

If you're a teen and are having sex, you need to know the most effective options for preventing pregnancy. Title X family planning center providers can help.

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Katie Koestner

Kissing and Hurting

Katie Koestner

My rape changed everything: my relationships, my life goals, and how I viewed the world. The world became a place where trust could be broken.

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Breaking Down Stigma — I Care About HIV/AIDS

Gail T. Crockett

I am not HIV-positive. But I care. In fact, I think it is vitally important for all of us to care about the well-being of those that are living with HIV/AIDS. After all, we care about people with cancer. We care about people with Alzheimer's and diabetes. But a stigma remains when it comes to HIV and AIDS.

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Stepping Out of the Shadows, Together for Women & Girls

Tina Tchen , Caroline Bettinger-Lopez

Today, the Office of National AIDS Policy, Office of the Vice President, and the White House Council on Women and Girls commemorate the 10th observance of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Along with other federal, national, and community organizations and advocates, today we celebrate our accomplishments to date in improving the lives of women and girls affected by HIV and recognize the work still ahead.

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