Sexual Assault: A Crime Against Women’s Health

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In 1974, the women’s liberation movement was in full swing.
My class at Baylor College of Medicine had over 30 female students,
more than in previous years. We felt powerful — like trailblazers
doing our share for women and society.
But I still wondered: Would it happen to me?

One in Three: Sexual Assault Affects Too Many Women

It might feel scary to ask for help or support, but help is available. Whether you were assaulted recently or many years ago, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673) or use the Online Hotline. Both are free, confidential, and open 24/7 … Read the full post

Stop STIs: Six Steps to Safer Sex

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By taking steps to protect yourself, you can lower your risk for STIs. If you think you may have been exposed to infection, get tested. The sooner you get a diagnosis, the sooner you can start treatment and reduce the risk of spreading the infection to others … Read the full post

Creating Trauma-Informed Congregations

According to national experts convened by SAMHSA, trauma results from events or circumstances that are experienced by an individual as harmful or life threatening and that have lasting adverse effects on mental, physical, social, emotional or spiritual well-being … Read the full post

Tips to Help You Make Healthy Choices

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Eating healthy may be easier than you think. Just remember, you don’t have to make a bunch of changes all at once. Choose a change that you can make today, and start moving toward a healthier you … Read the full post

Our Year in Review: Accomplishments in Women’s Health

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Women’s History Month reminds us to pay tribute to the generations of women who have contributed to the growth of our nation, in public and private life. As we celebrate Women’s History Month and recognize the extraordinary achievements women have made throughout history, I’d also like to reflect on the accomplishments the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made over the last year to improve the lives of women and girls … Read the full post

One Woman’s Story: Advocating for Women and Girls With HIV/AIDS

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On March 10, we observed National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to shed light on the impact HIV/AIDS has on women and girls in the United States. Tamika Williams, a former professional basketball player, joined us this year as an ambassador. We spoke with her earlier this month to learn why she decided to get involved. For her, it’s personal … Read the full post

Take Action: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — a day for action! What are you going to do? … Read the full post

The First Lady Honors International Women of Courage

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First Lady Michelle Obama joined Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom at the Department of State today to honor recipients of the International Women of Courage Award … Read the full post

Give the Gift of Life

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About 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, but only 10 percent actually do each year. That’s a small percentage considering someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds … Read the full post

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