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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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More Women's Health Topics

Check the links on this page to learn more about these women's health issues:



Medication Safety





Cell Phone Safety

FDA does not review the safety of cell phones and other wireless devices before they can be sold. At this time, the FDA says that scientific evidence does not show increased health risks due to radiofrequency energy - the kind of radiation that is emitted by cell phones. Research is ongoing.



Cosmetics and other Products

Most women use cosmetics and other products every day. The FDA encourages women to educate themselves about how to safely use these products. 




Anyone can feel depressed. Women are more likely to have depression than men. Depression affects 1 out of 5 women in the United States. There is hope. Check these links to learn more about depression and how it is treated. 



Flu (also called Influenza)

The flu affects thousands of people each year. The FDA approves vaccines and medicines to prevent and treat the flu. Check these links to learn ways to protect yourself against the flu.



Healthy Eating/ Nutrition

The FDA has information to help you make good food choices.



There are over 1 million people in the United States living with HIV. Women accounted for 23% of new HIV infections in the U.S. in 2009. It is important that women learn ways to prevent and treat HIV.






There are over 100 different kinds of HPV and not all of them cause health problems. Some kinds of HPV may cause problems like genital warts.  Some kinds of HPV can also cause cancer of the cervix, vagina, vulva, or anus.




LASIK is eye surgery done with a laser to help you see better. The laser makes tiny cuts that change the shape of the clear cover over the eye called the cornea. Check the FDA website to learn more about the benefits and risks of Lasik.



Liposuction is a surgery that removes fat from under the skin. Check these FDA resources to learn more about the risks and benefits of liposuction.





Weight Loss