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

May 2022

Celebrating Women’s Health Week!
National Women’s Health Week starts each year on Mother’s Day to encourage women and girls to make their health a priority. Learn more about how to live a safer and healthier life!

Factors Associated with Use of HIV Prevention and Health Care Among Transgender Women — Seven Urban Areas, 2019–2020
Transgender women are disproportionately affected by HIV. Ensuring access to basic needs, such as housing, food, and income, and providing gender-affirming health care could improve access to and use of HIV prevention and treatment services by transgender women.

CDC LOCATe: Discrepancies Between Self-Reported Level of Maternal Care and LOCATe-assessed Level of Maternal Care Among 463 Birth Facilitiesexternal icon
Two in five facilities self-report a level of maternal care (LoMC) higher than their LOCATe®-assessed LoMC, indicating discrepancies between perceived maternal care capabilities and those recommended in current LoMC guidelines. Results highlight an opportunity for states to engage with facilities, health systems, and other stakeholders about LoMC and collaborate to strengthen systems for improving maternal care delivery.

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Page last reviewed: May 31, 2022
Content source: Women's Health