Office on Women's Health Blog

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I Can Do It! Supports Healthy Living for Women With a Disability

Holli Richmond

The I Can Do It! model ensures women and girls with a disability have opportunities to be physically active and practice healthy eating behaviors. Learn more.

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Judith Henry

An Interview About Caregiving: Judith Henry

For more information about caregiving and stress, please see our fact sheet on Caregiver Stress.

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Rebecca McCoy

An Interview About Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Rebecca McCoy

Rebecca will be the first to tell you that there's no predicting the way life will turn out, especially when your partner develops a mental illness. But living with someone who has a mental illness doesn't mean life can't be fun and fulfilling — it's just different. This is the case for Rebecca and her husband Craig. Craig is a military veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although it affects their lives every day, they're making it work and want others to know they can, too. Read our interview with Rebecca — a spouse and a caregiver — to learn more about living with someone with PTSD.

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Let's Commit To Ending Domestic Violence

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. We can start by bringing the conversation out of the shadows. We must erase the stigma associated with domestic violence. That is why national Domestic Violence Awareness Month is so important.

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Domestic Violence: A Provider Perspective

Dr. Sabrina Matoff-Stepp, Sarah Linde

Identifying current or past abusive and traumatic experiences can help prevent further abuse, lessen disability, and lead to improved health status. Because health care providers are often trusted resources in their communities, they are in a unique position to connect individuals who experience IPV with supportive local services — as HRSA's Chief Public Health Officer (and family physician) RADM Sarah Linde knows all too well.

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Shining Light on Violence Against Women

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Related information Bacterial vaginosis fact sheet Birth control methods fact sheet HIV and AIDS Pelvic inflammatory disease fact sheet Sexual assault fact sheet Sexually transmitted infections fact sheet Vaginal yeast infections fact sheet

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Breast Cancer Fast Facts

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer.

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Empowering Women Through Affordable Health Coverage

Judy Sarasohn

Women are often the health care decision-makers in their families and communities.

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Turning 26 Soon? Start Birthday Shopping for Health Insurance Now!

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Were you — or was someone you love — born in late 1988? Start birthday shopping for health insurance now! Why? Because turning 26 means you can no longer be covered under your parents' health insurance plans.

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Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act

Marylouise Kelley

In 1982, I remember standing on the porch of the Crisis Center in Manhattan, Kan., with my four-year-old son and five-year-old daughter, waiting to meet the domestic violence advocate who answered my call for help to escort us to a local shelter.

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Amy Robach

An Interview About Breast Cancer: Amy Robach

Good Morning America's Amy Robach got the shock of her life in November 2013 when she was diagnosed as one of the 1-in-8 women in America who will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetimes. She has confronted her diagnosis of breast cancer by speaking out in support of others facing the disease.

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