Highly Recommended

Womenshealth.gov

Womenshealth.gov is recommended for women seeking easy access to authoritative articles written about women's health issues. There is also a large collection of fact sheets that pertain to various health issues, as well as a blog. Content is easy to read, medically accurate, and updated often.

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Review Date: 5/22/2018

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Ease of Use

An alphabetical listing of the site's main topic articles easily guide visitors through the site's content. Users can also search for specific key terms via the search bar, and search results can be refined by images and videos. Subtopics are presented with a heading, image, and link leading to small sections of text found in collapsible menus. Most informational content is presented in a Q&A format that visitors will appreciate.

Visual Design

The high contrast of the purple and white color scheme ensure that readers know where to look to accomplish their goals. The homepage guides visitors with interesting Q&As to engage the consumer, as well as popular topics to explore. Plenty of images and multimedia content as well.

Quality

This website's content is helpful for most women seeking information and services related to women's health. All articles are well referenced, and the website's backing by the U.S. government ensures that the information is in-line with evidence-based medicine.

Credibility

Article writers are not provided, although sometimes reviewers are credited. Author credentials are difficult to assess aside from the excellent reputation of the organization. Thankfully dates of last upate appear on each page, ensuring a sense of currency and transparency.

Pros

  1. Informative overviews on a wide range of women's issues
  2. ePublications help answer questions the average consumer may have
  3. Easy to read content free of clinical jargon
  4. Offers sound advice regarding women's health

Cons

  1. Content is adequate for most women, but not comprehensive
  2. Credibility is difficult to assess without knowledge of authors or professional advisors

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: The Office on Women’s Health, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Accreditations: None

Additional Features: Blog, FAQs, downloadable publications, videos, webinars, toll-free helpline, quizzes

Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Russian, Arabic, Haitian Creole, French, Polish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Japanese, Farsi

Contact: womenshealth@hhs.gov

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