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Due to the lapse in government funding, only websites supporting excepted functions will be updated unless otherwise funded. As a result, the information on this website may not be up to date and the agency will not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.

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You must be 13 or older to contact us. You can:

  • Call us. We can be reached at 800-994-9662 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET.
  • Write to us. Please include a return address, phone number, or email address, so we can contact you if necessary. Here's our address:

                Office on Women's Health
                U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
                200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712E
                Washington, DC 20201

The Office on Women’s Health runs the website as well as We give health information to women and girls and link you to health information from other government agencies and private organizations. We are not medical specialists and cannot answer specific medical questions. It is very important to talk to a doctor or nurse about any medical questions. We also suggest you talk with a parent, caregiver, or other trusted adult about any health issues.


Content last reviewed April 30, 2015
Page last updated June 12, 2015