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Office on Women's Health - NWHIC

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Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 712E

Washington, DC 20201

202-690-7650 (Voice - Toll-free, M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST.)
202-205-2631 (FAX, M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST.)


The Office on Women's Health (OWH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the government's champion and focal point for women's health issues. OWH works to redress inequities in research, health care services, and education that have historically placed the health of women at risk. The National Women's Health Information Center Helplines connect you with information and resources to answer your health questions. The helplines cannot provide a medical diagnosis or answer medical questions, but can help you learn more about a health condition. All medical questions should be directed to a doctor or nurse. Trained English- and Spanish-speaking information and referral specialists will provide organizational referrals to assist you with any health questions or find and order free health information for you. For breast feeding help, breastfeeding peer counselors can answer common breastfeeding questions and walk you through challenges on issues ranging from latching to pumping and storage.

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Health information for girls, links to thousands of health publications, statistics on women’s health, online journals and dictionaries, daily news on women’s health, and and information on government programs that focus on women's health are available at site. Serial Publications: Monthly newsletter, Healthy Women Today, features a variety of information on women's health. Spotlight on Women's Health features interviews with people with inspirational health stories. are available at site.

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Tue Aug 28, 2012