Office on Women's Health Blog

You Can Help Prevent Sexual Assault!

Anitra Edwards

"It's not rape if we're in a relationship." False! Learn more about sexual assault and signs of unhealthy relationships.

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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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Assessing Campus Climate to Change Campus Culture

Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Dr. Caira Woods

Two years ago, the White House established the Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault. Here's what's happened since then.

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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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Giving Power Back To Survivors

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Getting appropriate medical care is a basic right. Victims of domestic violence can now take back control with their own health insurance.

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New Funding for Better IPV Screening and Follow-up

Dr. Caira Woods

OWH's new grant program funds academic institutions to research effective public health responses to domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

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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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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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