Office on Women's Health Blog

Jay Ell Alexander

Getting More Exercise and Why It’s Worth It

Jay Ell Alexander

Starting and maintaining a health routine can be hard. I lived it — I know! I have sizes in my closet ranging from 10 to 16 to prove it.

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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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Women's Health Chose Me

Wanda K. Jones

I didn't choose to work in women's health. It chose me. I saw women marginalized early in the HIV/AIDS epidemic. I heard them referred to as liars.

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What Your Gynecologist Wants You to Know

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Does the thought of going to the gyno make you wince? With a little planning, your visit can be a powerful part of your overall health plan.

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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 Time for Women and Girls to Discover Their Greatness

J. Nadine Gracia

If your baby rejects your breast, you may wonder if your baby is ready to wean. But, if your baby is under a year old, he or she is probably going through a nursing strike instead.

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An Interview About Surviving Sexual Assault: Lisa Gillespie

Pastor Lisa Gillespie was assaulted by a former classmate. After her attack, she says she tried to pretend the assault never happened, but she struggled with feelings of anger, fear, guilt, and shame. In her interview, Lisa discusses her healing process and offers advice to other survivors.

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Tips for Pregnant Women to Prevent Zika Virus Infection

Denise J. Jamieson

Zika may sound scary, but there are some basic steps pregnant women can take to protect themselves.

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Women and HIV: Essential Reads!

Deb LeBel

Get the latest news on developments in HIV prevention, care and treatment, research, and policy to inform your conversations around women's health.

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HIV Is My Roommate

Marvelyn Brown

People LOVE to say, "Oh she is living with HIV." Correction: HIV is living with me.

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XOXO: Put Your #BestDefense Into Play

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

When it comes to sex, we want all women and girls to "gear up." Read this short checklist with ways you can defend yourself against HIV.

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