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

December 2019

Leading Causes of Death in Females, United States — 2016 and 2017
Learn about leading causes of death in females by race, and age groups.

Violence: Intimate Partner, Sexual Violence Prevention | The Community Guideexternal icon
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends primary prevention interventions that aim to prevent or reduce perpetration of intimate partner and sexual violence among youth. Evidence shows these interventions decrease the perpetration of intimate partner violence and sexual violence.

New Podcast on Travel-Related Blood Clots
Blood clots that develop during travel can happen to anyone, especially those who are pregnant, have a family history of blood clots, are currently receiving treatment for cancer, or have recently been hospitalized or had surgery.

Collaboration Between Maternal and Child Health and Chronic Disease Epidemiologists to Identify Strategies to Reduce Hypertension-Related Severe Maternal Morbidity
Maternal and child health (MCH) and chronic disease programs at state health agencies may not routinely collaborate. The objective of this study was to describe a project that enhanced relationships between MCH and chronic disease epidemiologists at the Florida Department of Health, increased epidemiologic capacity, and informed both programs.

Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2016
Each year, CDC requests abortion data from the central health agencies of 52 reporting areas (the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and New York City). The reporting areas provide this information voluntarily. For 2016, data were received from 48 reporting areas. Abortion data provided by these 48 reporting areas for each year during 2007–2016 were used in trend analyses. Census and natality data were used to calculate abortion rates (number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years) and ratios (number of abortions per 1,000 live births), respectively.

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Content source: Women's Health