One in Three: Sexual Assault Affects Too Many Women

Content warning: sexual assault

Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the USA.gov blog. The original post date was April 10, 2014.

Sexual violence is a serious public health issue that affects millions of Americans, especially women.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five women have been raped in their lifetime, and more than one in three have experienced other forms of sexual violence. As a nation, we need to address this threat.

Protecting Your Sexual and Reproductive Health

Susan Moskosky smilingWhat's my advice on how you can take care of your sexual and reproductive health? Honor yourself, foster healthy relationships, take care of your body, and get the preventive care and screenings you need.

In honor of National Women's Health Week, celebrated May 11–17, I'd like to share four ways you can take care of your sexual and reproductive health:

More Than 2.8 Million Reasons for Hope

Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the Healthcare.gov blog. The original post date was January 9, 2014.

We choose to wear pink, because year after year, breast cancer takes the lives of our daughters. Our sisters. Our mothers and grandmothers. Our aunts. Our neighbors. Our colleagues. Our friends. We lose nearly 40,000 Americans to this disease each year, which is the second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer death among women in this country.

And yet, there is hope.