Women’s Health

A Healthy World for Women and Girls

Women, Caregiving, and COVID-19

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Two out of every three caregivers in the United States are women. This means they provide daily or regular support to children, adults, or people with chronic illnesses or disabilities. Women caregivers have a greater risk for poor physical and mental health, including depression and anxiety. The COVID-19 pandemic can add even more stressors to caregiving. Learn how you can manage caring for yourself and others.

Celebrate Women’s Health Week

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National Women’s Health Week starts each year on Mother’s Day to encourage women and girls to make their health a priority. Even during COVID-19 when many of us are at home, there are safe ways for you to stay active and healthy.

Hear Her Campaign

Hear Her Campaign- cdc.gov/hearher

Over 700 women die each year in this country from problems related to pregnancy or delivery complications. Every death is a tragedy, especially when we know that two thirds of pregnancy-related deaths could be prevented. CDC’s new Hear Her campaign features compelling stories from women about their experiences during or after pregnancy. They share how pregnancy-related complications or conditions have affected them and how they got help.

Page last reviewed: May 6, 2021
Content source: Women's Health