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Violence Against Women

November 7, 2017
Jeff Fink

The recent #metoo campaign highlighted how common physical and sexual violence is for millions of women in the United States. Violence often occurs at home. It is estimated that 1 in 3 U.S. women have experienced some form of abuse by an intimate partner. With nearly 70% of U.S.

February 8, 2016
Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Dr. Caira Woods

Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the White House Blog. The original post date was January 28, 2016. Read the original post.

October 20, 2015
Dr. Caira Woods

We normally share posts that offer health information for everyday women, but this news was too good not to share. We at the Office on Women's Health are excited to support the evolution of a health system that truly cares for survivors of interpersonal violence. We look forward to the outcomes of this research.
Dr. Nancy C. Lee, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health — Women's Health and Director, Office on Women's Health

January 28, 2015
Rochelle Rollins

Dr. Rochelle RollinsFor most of my federal career, portraits of Harriet Tubman and Ida B. Wells have hung on my wall. These "s/heroes" remind me that freedom is precious and vulnerable populations need targeted attention, protection, and assistance. I am honored to work with abolitionists in the public and private sectors to end human trafficking, also known as modern-day slavery.

October 29, 2014
Doris Matsui

Congresswoman Doris Matsui

"One out of every three women in the United States will experience some form of domestic violence in her lifetime. This is unacceptable, and we as a nation must do better." —Congresswoman Doris Matsui

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