Office on Women's Health Blog

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Communities Can Help Prevent Dating and Sexual Violence

Nicole Greene

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recently released a recommendation for interventions that aim to prevent or reduce dating and sexual violence among youth.

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Lily Clay

An Interview With a Breastfeeding Mom: Lily Clay

Here's the deal with breastfeeding: It offers some great benefits for you and your baby, but it's also a big commitment. Choosing to breastfeed is a personal decision, and for first-time mom Lily Clay, breastfeeding was the right decision for her and her baby. In celebration of National Breastfeeding Month, we talked with Lily about choosing to breastfeed and the challenges she's faced. She also offers her tips for success.

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Pregnancy & Motherhood: Tips in Your Back Pocket

Jodie Fishman

Text4baby offers pregnant women and moms the health information they need most, delivered right to the trusty device in their back pocket — their cell phone.

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Sue Partridge

An Expert Talks About Zika Virus: Sue Partridge

You've probably heard about Zika virus on the news. You may be wondering what we do and don't know about the virus and how it impacts you. That's why we talked with Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Sue Partridge from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She told us what we do and don't know about Zika, tips for preventing infection, what to do if you're traveling to an area with Zika, and more.

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Busting 5 Common Myths about FDA and Women's Health

Dr. Marjorie Jenkins

Sometimes, I act as a myth-buster, meaning I share how FDA uses information about sex differences in our work and counter common myths about FDA.

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Let's Celebrate the OWH Staff

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

As we celebrate this milestone in women's health, I want to take a moment to recognize the OWH staff, because they've played a big role in helping us get here.

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Nicole Greene

My Life With Lyme

Nicole Greene

On Easter Sunday 2007, I woke up unable to move from the neck down. It sounds scary, but I just thought I was getting sick. Little did I know how sick I was.

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COMPARE-UF. Comparing options for management: Patient-centered results for Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids: Finding Answers

Elizabeth (Ebbie) Stewart

With uterine fibroids being so common, why don't we know more about treatment options and what treatments will work best for different women?

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Kayla Smith

An Interview About Talking to Teens About Healthy Relationships and Sex: Kayla Smith

College can be an exciting time for teens. It's full of new experiences, like managing schoolwork, social events, and new friends on one's own. The things you teach your teen can make the transition to college easier, especially when it comes to relationships. You can help them make healthy decisions — even if you're not physically there to help. We talked with Kayla Smith, a peer health educator, to get her tips for helping college-bound teens make smart choices about sex and relationships. She talks about dating on campus, how parents can help teens prepare for dating away from home, and how teens can talk to their partners about sex.

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5 Ways to Build Each Other Up

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

So often our health rises and falls with those around us, so try these five tips to help you make smarter choices together.

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Danni Starr

Postpartum Depression Is My Truth

Danni Starr

I had something that nearly sucked the life out of me. After we got home from the hospital, I rarely got off of the couch for 30 days.

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