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How to Talk to Your Healthcare Provider About Getting the HPV Vaccine as an Adult

The HPV vaccine is ideally given to boys and girls at age 11 or 12, but it’s approved for adults up to age 45. If you haven’t had it, here’s how you can talk to your HCP about whether you should get it.

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Can Living in the U.S. Increase Your Risk of Preterm Birth?

Women in the U.S. are more likely to give birth early compared to women in other developed nations. What makes the U.S. different?

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Why Are Black Women More Likely to Die from Endometrial Cancer?

Delayed diagnoses, more aggressive tumor types and other healthcare disparities place Black women at a greater risk of dying from endometrial cancer compared to white women

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You Can Now Buy Hearing Aids Over the Counter

Here’s what to consider if you’re thinking about getting over-the-counter hearing aids

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The Importance of Black Dermatologists: Skin Care Must See Color

Only 3% of U.S. dermatologists are Black. It’s a disparity that can have devastating effects for Black patients experiencing skin and hair care concerns.

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Why Hormonal Birth Control Is So Important to Women’s Healthcare

Contraceptives are used for many important health concerns beyond preventing pregnancy

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Why Access to Contraception Matters for Women of All Ages

Contraceptives help with many health concerns beyond pregnancy prevention, yet millions of women struggle to access them

Top Facts You Need to Know About Medical Abortion

Top Facts You Need to Know About Medical Abortion

What is medical abortion? How does it work? Where can you get it?

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Survey Says: Insurance Providers May Put Up Barriers to Care

A 2021 survey conducted by HealthyWomen found techniques used by insurance companies to manage care don’t always benefit the patient

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How Health Inequities Put Women of Color and Rural Women at Risk

Improving health outcomes requires addressing health inequities among socially disadvantaged groups

Social Determinants of Health, Health Disparities and Health Equity

Social Determinants of Health, Health Disparities and Health Equity

Learn how factors in the environment affect people’s health and contribute to health disparities

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How the Tampon Shortage Is Exacerbating Period Poverty in the US

Tampons are the latest product to be in scarce supply at U.S. stores

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One of the experts from Oprah’s new documentary, “The Color of Care” discusses racism in the healthcare system and how it especially harms Black Women

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