Every romantic relationship is different. But there’s one thing all women should know doesn’t belong in a relationship: ABUSE, whether physical or emotional. Sometimes abuse is disguised as or confused with love. But it’s not. No one has the right to hurt you, control you, or make you feel afraid — even if they say they do it because they love you.
Health and Wellness
- Getting Active
- Healthy Eating
- Healthy Living by Age
- Healthy Weight
- Mental Health
- Relationships and Safety
Diseases and Conditions
- Heart Disease and Stroke
- HIV and AIDS
- Menstrual Cycle
- Ovulation Calculator
- Patient Materials
Popular topicsCall the OWH HELPLINE: 1-800-994-9662
9 a.m. — 6 p.m. ET, Monday — Friday
Share Facebook Twitter
Depression is more than feeling blue or down for a few days. It’s a real illness that can impact a person’s day-to-day life. Millions of Americans have depression, and it’s more common among women than men. Former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams is one of those women. She shares what depression feels like to her, why she decided to get help, and how she’s learned to manage her depression.
At your last doctor’s visit, did anyone ask if you were safe at home? It’s important to know why you are being asked about your intimate relationships and what happens if you say that you are not safe.
Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The Topic is Cancer Blog. The original post date was August 30, 2017. Read the original post.
Content warning: Sexual assault
As part of the administration's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women's Health (OWH) made four additional awards to the 16 that were announced in July 2017. Like the previous awards, the four new awards go to public and private nonprofit entities to address the primary and/or secondary prevention of prescription and illegal opioid misuse by women across the lifespan.
The four organizations each receiving awards of approximately $100,000 are:
September 10–16 was National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, it is the only top-10 cause of death that has increased every year for the past decade.
Being a parent is an awesome responsibility. We're our kids' first — and most important — role models, and we're their biggest cheerleaders. But when it comes to getting exercise and being physically active, are we cheering our kids on enough?
We've all seen those pictures of the famous moms looking flawless while their babies are perfectly latched on, feeding away, neither one with a care in the world. They make it look so natural and easy. Well, here's the truth about breastfeeding: It's natural, but it's not always easy.
When I came home from Iraq in 2004, I often felt invisible as a woman soldier. When I left the Army to care for my combat-wounded spouse a year later, that same sense of not being fully recognized or treated equally persisted when I first sought care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). That's not particularly surprising: Back in 2005, while women made up 15% of the military, we were less than 6% of patients getting care in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Many providers and facilities were ill-prepared to serve us equitably.
Programs and Activities