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

July 2021

Sharp Declines in Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
The total number of cancer screening tests received by women through CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program declined by 87% for breast cancer and 84% for cervical cancer during April 2020 as compared with the previous 5-year averages for that month.

A New Call to Action to Combat an Old Nemesis: Addressing Rising Congenital Syphilis Rates in the United Statesexternal icon
Congenital syphilis (CS) is on the rise in the United States and is a growing public health concern. CS is an infection with Treponema pallidum in an infant or fetus, acquired via transplacental transmission when a pregnant woman has untreated or inadequately treated syphilis.

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Page last reviewed: July 30, 2021
Content source: Women's Health