Women's Health Portal

 Basic Health and Wellness for Women

Last Updated: September 23, 2021
Skip Navigation LinksDCPH-A Home / Topics / Healthy Living / Women's Health Portal / Basic Health and Wellness for Women

​Breastfeeding and Pregnancy

Breastfeeding significantly benefits both mother and child. Federal and Army policies support breastfeeding among Active Duty and civilian employees. MORE

Pregnancy - See resources for pregnant military women, dependents, and civilians. MORE

Common Ailments, Menstruation, and Recommended Health Screening

If you have questions about your body and unique female health issues, read HERE.

Mental and Behavioral Health

COVID-19 has only added to the stressors of military life. Behavioral health conditions can lead to medical non-readiness, early discharge from the Army, substance abuse, and suicidal behavior. Find helpful mental health resources here.

Nutrition and Weight Management

The key to health is what and how much you put into your body. The secret to weight loss is simple (HINT: reduce your calories!). But remember it's not just what you eat - it's also what you DRINK! Also learn how better SLEEP can improve your health and weight loss efforts. And before you take supplementsExternal Link, find out which ones are safe.

Self Care Charts for Women

Keep track of your health with handy charts HERE.

Sexual Health

Being healthy sexually means educating and protecting yourself from unintended pregnancies, and avoiding getting or transmitting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) which are quite common in active duty military. STIs can cause health problems for women soon after infection as well as long term such as infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease. Click HERE for more information.

Violence Prevention

One of four women in the United States experiences violence (emotional and/or physical) from an intimate partner. In addition to resources to address concerns about sexual assault, APHC behavioral health experts provide resources for your concerns about Domestic Violence and Workplace Violence.