Health Matters for Women Newsletter

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

February 2020

Launch of CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health Twitter Account
The CDC Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) Twitter channel is a professional and consumer focused social platform for reproductive, maternal and infant health information. Through the handle @CDC_DRH they will share important health information and updates from CDC covering topics such as maternal morbidity and mortality, preventing SIDS and SUIDS, healthy pregnancy, opioid use disorder among pregnant women, assisted reproductive technology, and more!

Preventing Teen Dating Violence
Teen dating violence (TDV), also referred to as “dating violence,” affects millions of teens in the U.S. each year. It occurs between two people in a close relationship. Unhealthy or violent relationships can have severe short and long-term effects on a developing teen. During the pre-teen and teen years, it is important for youth to begin learning the skills needed to create and maintain healthy relationships.

Characteristics and Health Status of Informal Unpaid Caregivers — 44 States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2015–2017
Informal, unpaid caregivers provide important support to family members, friends, and the health care system and might compromise their own health to provide this support. Fifty-eight percent of caregivers were women in 44 states, DC, and Puerto Rico. Because caregiving is a public health issue of increasing importance as the U.S. population ages, the health status of caregivers warrants special attention.

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Page last reviewed: March 2, 2020
Content source: Women's Health