Women have unique health needs, and most diseases and conditions affect women differently than men.

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is the thought leader in promoting research on biological sex differences in disease and improving women’s health through science, policy, and education. We are making women’s health mainstream.

What we’re doing

Stay informed on progress in women’s health research, and check out more about the exciting work we do.

Poster: Understanding Genetic Screening and Maternal Health Care

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.

Fact Sheet: Atopic Dermatitis

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.

Roadmap: Crucial Vaccination Conversations: A Roadmap to Engage Women and Their Communities

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.

 

who we are

Learn more about SWHR’s science, policy and education efforts to make women’s health mainstream.

Learn more about SWHR’s mission, vision, and  strategic map.

Learn more about our science programs.



Work that
matters

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.

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  we’re leading the way

Together with our partners from diverse sectors, we bring attention to areas of need in women’s health.

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30
YEARS

PRIORITIZING WOMEN’S HEALTH

Since 1990, SWHR has been championing for research and policy that improves women’s health.

+50%
WOMEN

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.

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SCIENCE NETWORKS

IDENTIFYING GAPS IN RESEARCH

SWHR convenes researchers, clinicians, patients and other stakeholders to effect change in overlooked areas of women’s health