What we’re doing
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This new poster focuses on two types of genetic screening, Expanded Carrier Screening and Noninvasive Prenatal Screening, as well as key considerations for patients and providers. SWHR encourages sharing this resources with family or friends and displaying it in doctors offices.
An estimated 16.5 million adults have atopic dermatitis, and women tend to experience more severe symptoms and negative impacts on quality of life. SWHR’s fact sheet on atopic dermatitis provides an overview of symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.
are an important measure to promote family and public health by slowing, and sometimes preventing, the spread of infectious and dangerous diseases. SWHR’s roadmap is designed to to guide community program planners as they engage women and their families in meaningful conversations and initiatives to improve individual and public health through vaccinations.
Biological differences between the sexes exist, from a single cell to the entire body. SWHR is bringing attention to sex and gender differences in health and disease in order to address unmet needs and research gaps in women’s health.
Two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s disease are women.
Women may experience different heart attack symptoms than men.
90% of women with sleep apnea go undiagnosed.
Women often have a stronger and faster immune system response to infections than men.
Migraine is three times more common in women than men.
we’re leading the way
PRIORITIZING WOMEN’S HEALTH
Since 1990, SWHR has been championing for research and policy that improves women’s health.
IN FDA DRUG TRIALS
After years of SWHR advocacy, in 2017, for the first time, women accounted for over half of research participants for approved drugs.
IDENTIFYING GAPS IN RESEARCH
SWHR convenes researchers, clinicians, patients and other stakeholders to effect change in overlooked areas of women’s health