Much has happened during the last century to improve women's health.
The Department of Health
and Human Services' Office on Women's Health and the
Food and Drug Administration's
Office of Women's Health have created Web sites that
celebrate many of the achievements of the past century.
On December 3, 2001, The Office on Women's Health celebrated it's 10th
anniversary by featuring the Women's
Time Capsule Initiative. During a cermony at the National Institutes
of Health, items were presented for placement in the time capsule that
represent significant moments in the advances made in assuring better
health for women. The time capsule is scheduled for burial during Women's
Health Week in May 13-17, 2002.
Century of Women's Health 1900-2000" is a compilation of
narratives, photographs, timelines and scholarly references highlighting
significant periods of the past century. It is an online publication
and HTML . Produced
by OWH as part of the "Time Capsule Initiative" key chapters
include: Chapter 1: Social
and Cultural Factors; Chapter 2: Preventive
Health; Chapter 3: Quality
of Life; Chapter 4: Diagnosis
and Treatment; Chapter 5: Health
Education and Communications and Chapter 6: Body
Image and Health.
in Women's Health : Looking Back As We Move Into the New Millennium"
is a collection of significant timelines from the Food and Drug Administration's
Office of Women's Health. Topics include: key vaccine approvals, America's
Chamber of Horrors featuring "harmful products", initiatives
for better foods and medicines, protections for pregnant women and babies,
improvements in clinical trials for women and much more.
Here's a sample of a timeline from "Milestones in Women's
Health : Looking Back As We Move Into the New Millennium" p.