Health Matters for Women
New from CDC
Is Your Daughter Protected from Cervical Cancer?
Protect your daughter from cervical cancer by getting her the HPV vaccine. It takes 3 shots to complete the series, so make sure she gets them all to be protected.
Resting Pulse Rate Reference Data for Children, Adolescents, and Adults: United States, 1999–2008 (pdf)
There is a significant gender difference, with the male pulse rate plateauing in early adulthood, while the female resting pulse plateaus later when middle-aged. RPR is inversely associated with age.
Surveillance for Violent Deaths - National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 States, 2008
This report summarizes data from CDC's National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) regarding violent deaths from 16 U.S. states for 2008. Results are reported by sex, age group, race/ethnicity, marital status, location of injury, method of injury, circumstances of injury, and other selected characteristics.
Infertility Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to sixteen frequently asked questions on infertility in men and women, causes, risk, when to seek help, treatment, and more.
Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women - United States, 2010-11 Influenza Season
Results from this survey indicate that the record high influenza vaccination levels among pregnant women reported for the previous influenza season (2009-10) were sustained during the 2010-11 season.
Updated Fact Sheet: HIV among Women
According to 2009 HIV surveillance data, women represented 24% of all diagnoses of HIV infection among United States adults and adolescents in 40 states with long-established, confidential name-based reporting.
A Public Health Approach for Advancing Sexual Health in the United States: Rationale and Options for Implementation (pdf)
On April 28–29, 2010, CDC held a consultation with 67 experts in the field of sexual health to discuss the elements of the green paper and to further explore the rationale, vision, and priority actions for a public health approach to advance sexual health in the United States. This report is a summary of the meeting’s proceedings.
National and State Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13 Through 17 Years - United States, 2010
In 2010, vaccination coverage among adolescents aged 13 through 17 years increased from coverage in 2009; however, the percentage-point increase in ≥1 dose of HPV among females (4.4 points) was less than half the increase observed for ≥1 dose of Tdap (13.1) and ≥1 dose of MenACWY (9.1).
Deaths: Leading Causes for 2007 (pdf)
This report presents final 2007 data on the 10 leading causes of death in the United States by age, race, sex, and Hispanic origin.
Pregnant Women and Flu – Free Materials
Tools (flyers, brochures, article, posters, fact sheet) developed specifically for pregnant women and their providers. Free materials also available at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/ .
Childbearing Differences Among Three Generations of U.S. Women
This report presents data on three selected birth cohorts of women representing generations born at 25-year intervals in 1910, 1935, and 1960, close to the average length of a generation in the United States.
Five Minutes or Less for Health
Take five minutes or less to be safe and healthy.
Carbon Monoxide Exposures - United States, 2000-2009
Although symptoms varied slightly between persons managed on-site and those treated at a health-care facility, most CO exposures occurred at home and most often involved females, children aged ≤17 years, and adults aged 18-44 years.
Vital Signs: Hospital Practices to Support Breastfeeding — United States, 2007 and 2009
Most U.S. hospitals have policies and practices that do not conform to international recommendations for best practices in maternity care and interfere with mothers' abilities to breastfeed.
Hospitals Need Better Maternity Care Practices
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative recommends 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Find out how better maternity care practices can help mothers start and continue breastfeeding.
10 Ways STDs Impact Women Differently from Men (pdf)
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain a major public health challenge in the U.S., especially among women, who disproportionately bear the long-term consequences of STDs.
Health Disparities in Cancer
Increasing early cancer detection, promoting healthy lifestyles, and expanding access to health care help reduce inequalities in cancer among groups at greatest risk. Public health agencies, health care providers, and communities must partner to reduce disparities.
Health and Safety for College Students
Learn steps you can take to enjoy college the safe and healthy way!
All year round, include healthy activities to help you and your girlfriends live safer and healthier lives.
Characteristics Associated with HIV Infection Among Heterosexuals in Urban Areas with High AIDS Prevalence - 24 Cities, United States, 2006-2007
Low SES and other adverse social conditions can increase the risk for HIV infection through sexual exploitation, marital instability, unstable sexual partnerships, poor mental health, substance abuse, and limited access to health care and preventive services. In addition, socioeconomic segregation confines low-SES persons to sexual networks with high underlying rates of HIV and other STDs, thereby further increasing their risk for HIV infection.
Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The Division of STD Prevention is pleased to announce that it will award a total of $5.4 million over the next three years to support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of innovative, interdisciplinary interventions to: reduce STD disparities; promote sexual health; and advance community wellness.
STD Goes Mobile
Popular fact sheets now available for smart phones and other mobile devices.