Office on Women's Health Blog

Michelle Obama

Ladies, Let's Change Tomorrow

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Together — as women — we can help build each other up! Join the #StateofWomen movement today to help change tomorrow. Find out how you can get involved.

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Sexual Assault Can Happen in Relationships, Too

FUTURES Without Violence, La Clinica del Pueblo

We often equate relationships with consent — leading to the misconception that sexual abuse cannot happen in marriages. This is far from the truth.

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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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A Red Selfie.

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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Dr. Nancy Lee

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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A smiling doctor.

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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Beverly Gooden

#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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Mother and daughter on a bed

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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