Women’s Health Activities
Women’s Health Science
Read selected scientific findings and publications regarding the health of women and girls.
Women’s Health Features
Prevent Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide. It is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women. Learn about the appropriate screening tests and the HPV vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer.
Supporting Women with Disabilities to Achieve Optimal Health
An estimated 37.5 million women in the U.S. report having a disability. Learn about the challenges women with disabilities experience and how you can help support disability awareness.
Working Together to Reduce Black Maternal Mortality
Each year in the United States, about 700 people die during pregnancy or in the year after. Another 50,000 women each year experience severe pregnancy complications that can cause serious consequences for a woman’s health. Every pregnancy-related death is tragic, especially because two in three of them are preventable.
New at CDC
- CDC Statement on Pregnancy Health Advisory
- Toolkit for Pregnant People and New Parents
- The Hidden U.S. COVID-19 Pandemic: Orphaned Children – More than 140,000 U.S. Children Lost a Primary or Secondary Caregiver Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Breast Cancer Awareness
- Social Disadvantage and its Effect on Maternal and Newborn Healthexternal icon
- Surveillance of Hypertension Among Women of Reproductive Age: A Review of Existing Data Sources and Opportunities for Surveillance Before, During, and After Pregnancyexternal icon
- Removing Unnecessary Medical Barriers to Contraception: Celebrating a Decade of the U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Useexternal icon
- Summary of Current Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening and Management of Abnormal Test Results: 2016–2020external icon
- Disability and Pregnancy: A Cross-Federal Agency Collaboration to Collect Population-Based Data About Experiences Around the Time of Pregnancyexternal icon