Office on Women's Health Blog

Dr. Abbey B. Berenson

Parents: 5 Things to Know About HPV and the Vaccine

Dr. Abbey B. Berenson

Parents, you can help protect your child from getting certain HPV-related cancers. How? With a safe and effective vaccine!

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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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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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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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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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An Interview About Living With AIDS: Hydeia Broadbent

Hydeia Broadbent was born with HIV, but she wasn't diagnosed until she was 3. At the time, her prognosis was grim, since she had already developed AIDS. Her doctors didn't think she would live to the age of 6. Now 31, Hydeia has become a prominent HIV and AIDS activist, devoting her life to raising awareness and spreading prevention messages.

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Barbra Streisand and Vivek Murthy: How We Can Help Save Women's Lives

Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, Barbra Streisand

Too many women are dying from a largely preventable disease. Cardiovascular disease kills one woman in America nearly every 90 seconds.

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"My Cardiologist Says I'm a Miracle"

Darcy Wendel

Heart disease was never something I worried about. But less than a year ago, I found out I had a 99% blockage in my left anterior descending coronary artery.

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