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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Matters for Women[TM] E-Newsletter Update

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Matters for Women[TM] E-Newsletter Update

Health Matters for Women newsletter from the CDC - US Department of Health and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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HIV Testing Among Transgender Women and Men — 27 States and Guam, 2014–2015
CDC analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to describe HIV testing among transgender women and men and two cisgender comparison groups in 27 states and Guam.
Awareness, Beliefs, and Actions Concerning Zika Virus Among Pregnant Women and Community Members — U.S. Virgin Islands, November–December 2016
In January 2016, USVI Department of Health (USVI DOH) initiated Zika response measures, including surveillance, vector control, and a communications program. Interventions included education and outreach, distribution of Zika prevention kits to pregnant women in the USVI, and provision of free Zika virus laboratory testing and vector control services. In November 2016, USVI DOH staff members conducted interviews with convenience samples of community members and pregnant women to gather feedback about current and proposed interventions.
National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2016
To estimate adolescent vaccination coverage in the United States, CDC analyzed data from the 2016 National Immunization Survey–Teen for 20,475 adolescents aged 13–17 years. HPV up-to-date estimates were 49.5% for females and 37.5% for males and 6.0–6.5 percentage points higher than ≥3-dose adolescent HPV coverage.  
Overdose Deaths Related to Fentanyl and Its Analogs — Ohio, January–February 2017
The Wright State University and the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office/Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory collaborated on a National Institutes of Health study of fentanyl analogs and metabolites and other drugs identified in 281 unintentional overdose fatalities in 24 Ohio counties during January–February 2017.
Sleep Duration and Quality Among Women Aged 40–59, by Menopausal Status
This data brief describes sleep duration and sleep quality among non-pregnant women aged 40–59 by menopausal status.
Antidepressant Use Among Persons Aged 12 and Over: United States, 2011–2014
This Data Brief provides the most recent estimates of antidepressant use in the U.S. noninstitutionalized population, including prevalence of use by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin, and length of use. Overall and in each age group, females were about twice as likely as males to take antidepressant medication. 
Lupus among Asians and Hispanics
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that triggers inflammation in different tissues of the body. The severity of lupus can range from mild to life threatening. According to recent studies supported by CDC, Asian women and Hispanic women are more likely to be affected by the disease compared with white women.
Pregnant? Get Tdap in Your Third Trimester
Whooping cough is a serious disease that can be deadly for babies. Unfortunately, babies can’t get vaccinated and start building protection against whooping cough until they are two months old. Avoid this gap in protection by getting the whooping cough vaccine during the third trimester of your pregnancy.
Five Minutes for Women’s Health
Learn about five things you can do that can go a long way to improve or maintain good health.
I Did Everything to Avoid Cancer…And It Still Got Me
September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. Terri, an ovarian cancer survivor, tells her story in a new blog.
BRCA Genetic Testing and Receipt of Preventive Interventions Among Women Aged 18–64 Years with Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Areas — United States, 2009–2014
Genetic testing for breast cancer 1 (BRCA1) and breast cancer 2 (BRCA2) gene mutations can identify women at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer, and the results can be used to select preventive interventions and guide treatment. Medical claims data were used to estimate rates of BRCA testing and receipt of preventive interventions after BRCA testing among women aged 18–64 years with employer-sponsored health insurance in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas of the United States, nationally and regionally.
Increasing Awareness of Gynecologic Cancer Risks and Symptoms among Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Women in the US-Associated Pacific Island Jurisdictions
In this study, Inside Knowledge educational materials were obtained from the CDC website and used in facilitated educational sessions. Sessions were planned according to leading health education theories, and were implemented and led by local Yap public health practitioners. Pre- and post-session surveys were used to assess changes in gynecologic cancer awareness, confidence and behavioral intentions related to prevention/early detection for gynecologic cancer.


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