Office on Women's Health Blog

Respect My Red: My Movement to End Assault

Katie Koestner

I was told by my parents that red means "stop." A red light, a red stop sign — these red signs aren't a suggestion that we stop. They insist that we stop.

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3 Conversations to Have With Your Kids This Year

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

As a parent, what you say and do really matters. Set aside time to talk with your kids about topics that will make them healthier for years to come.

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6 Ways to Start Fresh This Semester

Her Campus

What's our New Year's resolution at Her Campus? Beyond acing organic chemistry, we want to help you make this semester way healthier than your last.

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#WhyIStayed Is Only Part of My Story

Beverly Gooden

I was experiencing domestic violence, but I was not ready to admit it. And I was not ready to leave.

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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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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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That's Why I Call It Crazy Love

Leslie Morgan Steiner

A few weeks before I met the man who physically abused me, I told my roommate I'd never be stupid enough to let a man beat me. I wish I'd known that abusers never hit you on the first date.

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Is Your Manicure Making Someone Sick?

Chanh Hang

I chose to become a manicurist to provide for my family. Although there are many good things about the job, there are also significant hazards.

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Putting Down My Phone: A Resolution

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

A few months ago, I took a fall. What made this different — and a bit humbling — was I doing something millions of Americans do every day. I was on my phone.

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Shining Light on Violence Against Women

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Domestic violence has been in the news a lot lately. New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows how staggering the problem is: over 38 million women in the United States experience violence at the hand of a husband, boyfriend, or other partner during their lifetime. Or another way to think about it: one in five women will experience IPV during her life

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