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 learn more about the exciting work we do.

Endometriosis Toolkit: A Patient Empowerment Guide

SWHR’s toolkit is designed to empower individuals with endometriosis in navigating their care. It provides easy-to-understand info on diagnosis and treatment, and tips for interacting with your health care provider.

SWHR Launches Coalition to Support NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

During National Women’s Health Week, SWHR launched a new coalition to support the important work of the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health.

COVID-19 Vaccines: Sex Differences in Immune Responses

Disaggregating clinical trial data by sex and gender could ultimately help us understand and respond to disparities in vaccination more quickly.

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.

What is women’s health research?


  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.

11
SCIENCE NETWORKS

IDENTIFYING GAPS IN RESEARCH

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