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CDC Women’s Health Year in Review: 2014

Group of three young women smilingCDC's Contributions to Women's Health and Safety

CDC’s contributions to women’s health focused on better understanding, improving, and promoting the health, safety, and quality of life of women of all ages. CDC published research, conducted disease surveillance, released recommendations and guidelines, launched several campaigns, developed tools and resources, worked with partners, and continued programs across the country. Here are a few of the contributions CDC made to women's health in 2014:

Cancer

  • Know:BRCA
    Know:BRCA assesses a young woman's risk of having a BRCA gene mutation based on her family cancer history.
  • "The Burning Truth" Initiative Launched
    This initiative encourages young people to keep their skin healthy and beautiful for life by protecting themselves from too much exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun and tanning beds.
  • Vital Signs: Cervical Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Screening - United States, 2007-2012
    In 2012, the percentage of women who had not been screened for cervical cancer in the past 5 years was estimated to be 11.4%.The proportion of inadequately screened women is higher among older women, Asians/Pacific Islanders, and American Indians/Alaska Natives.

Disparities

HIV/AIDS

Reproductive Health

Tobacco

Violence

  • Page last reviewed: December 8, 2014
  • Page last updated: December 8, 2014
  • Content source:
    • CDC Office of Women's Health
    • Page maintained by: Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Digital Media Branch, Division of Public Affairs
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