National Women's Health Week is a weeklong health observance organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women's health and its importance. It also empowers women to make their health a priority and encourages them to take steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases.
ASHA is an official partner for Women's Health Week and joins the Office of Women's Health and other organizations in promoting the importance of women's health, with a focus on sexual health. On National Women’s Checkup Day on May 13, ASHA hosted a Twitter chat to highlight STI screening tests that promote women's health and can even save lives. The hashtag for this chat was #infoASHACHAT. Follow us on Twitter for more on future Twitter chats.
We also encourage women to explore our website to learn more about their bodies and how to recognize problems, how to protect their reproductive health, and when and where to get tested for STIs.
Download and share ASHA's fact sheet Ten Things to Know About Women's Health.
This short, simple fact sheet highlights ten essential women's health issues, with a special focus on sexual health, from the importance of regular Pap testing and the role of HPV vaccines for cervical cancer prevention, to contraception and STI prevention (including the female condom).
National Women's Checkup Day is a nationwide effort, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health, to:
What screenings are recommended for you? This chart from the Office of Women's Health outlines the various screenings recommended for women based on age. For example:
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, many preventive services for women must be covered with no cost-sharing in plan years starting on or after August 1, 2012. Among the services covered:
Learn more about preventive screening services for women covered under the Affordable Care Act at HealthCare.gov.