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

November 2021

Forced Sexual Initiation and Early Sexual Debut and Associated Risk Factors and Health Problems Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women — Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys, Nine PEPFAR Countries, 2007–2018
During 2007–2018, in nine countries funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, 14.4% to 40.1% of adolescent girls and young women had early sexual debut. Among those with early sexual debut, the odds of having been tested for HIV was 40% lower and the odds of increased risky sexual behaviors were elevated.

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.

Collection of Data on Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity by U.S. Public Health Data and Monitoring Systems, 2015–2018external icon
We aimed to assess Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data systems on the extent of data collection on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as on age and race/ethnicity. Between March and September 2019, we searched 11 federal websites to identify CDC-supported or -led U.S. data systems active between 2015 and 2018.

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Content source: Women's Health