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
Women, Caregiving, and COVID-19
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.
Heart Disease and Women
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States. In observance of American Heart Month, learn more about heart disease and women and what you can do to keep a healthy heart.
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.
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- Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Breastfeeding Initiation ─ United States, 2019
- Mammography use and breast cancer incidence among older U.S. womenexternal icon
- V-safe COVID-19 Vaccine Pregnancy Registry
- Social disadvantage and its effect on maternal and newborn healthexternal icon
- Geographic access to critical care obstetrics for women of reproductive age by race and ethnicityexternal icon
- Contraceptive use at first sexual intercourse among adolescent and young adult women with disabilities: The role of formal sex educationexternal icon
- Toolkit for Pregnant People and New Parents
- 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