May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19th is National Hepatitis Testing Day! Up to 5.3 million Americans are living with chronic Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C but most do not know they are infected. The CDC has developed a number of resources to help raise awareness and link people into testing for hepatitis C and OHAIDP and AIDS.gov are working to disseminate information and increase awareness even further using new media.
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Some doctors are still reluctant to prescribe intrauterine devices, but they are perfectly safe for teens, according to one of the largest studies to date that looks at IUD safety among adolescents and older women.
Posted 4/16/13 (Tue) read more »
The government recommended years ago that all adolescent girls get a vaccine to protect against cervical cancer. But nearly seven years after it first came to market, an overwhelming majority of girls have yet to be inoculated.
Posted 4/01/13 (Mon) read more »
Show Your Love is a national campaign designed to improve the health of women and babies by promoting preconception health and healthcare. The campaigns main goal is to increase the number of women who plan their pregnancies and engage in healthy behaviors before becoming pregnant. For those women who don't want to start a family in the near future or at all, the campaign encourages them to choose healthy behaviors so that they can be their best and achieve the goals and dreams they have set for themselves.
Posted 3/22/13 (Fri) read more »
The percentage of married women or women in couples who use at least one contraceptive method has grown over the past two decades, from 55 percent in 1990 to 63 percent in 2010. But new projections suggest that the demand for modern contraception remains high.
Posted 3/18/13 (Mon) read more »
To ensure their clients benefit from expanded contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148), family planning centers need to begin contracting with more insurers and revamping their computer systems.
Posted 3/08/13 (Fri) read more »