10 Facts About OC Females Revealed at Today's First-Ever Women's Health Policy Summit

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Speakers at today's first-ever Women's Health Policy Summit, which runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the UCI Student Center, include Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove); Diana Bonta, president and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation; and Terri Thorfinnson, chief of the California Office of Women's Health. Brittany Goettsch, who recently earned a master's degree in public health at UCI, presents "A Snapshot of Women's Health in Orange County" that draws on various data to unveil good and bad news for females here.

Here are 10 facts revealed today that the presenter will go into more detail about:

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Orange County is among the healthiest counties in California, ranking sixth in health outcomes (mortality and morbidity) out of 56.

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And we're eighth in health factors, which includes behaviors, clinical care, socio-economic factors and physical environment.

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However, Orange County women, particularly those of color and low income, are not as healthy as females in many other California counties when it comes to breast and cervical cancers, being victims of domestic violence and teen reproductive health.

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The gonorrhea rate among females in Orange County has increased over the past two years.


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